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Entries Tagged as 'Civic'

All Shoppers Need a Better Mirror

April 26th, 2019 No Comments

Our sustainable, organic, woke, local thriftiness makes us feel empowered and esteemed. Where can we turn when our purchasing power produces more purchasing and less power?

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Life Lessons: What Would Sabrina Do?

April 5th, 2019 No Comments

If Sabrina has a single defining characteristic, it’s her ambition. We could use a little boost of that same Vitamin A here.

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Oregon Explores Early Voting

April 5th, 2019 No Comments

Whenever a 16-year-old drives a car, every driver on that road shares the risks caused by their inclusion. Why should society in general be any different?

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Newspaper Habit Can Keep You Fit

April 5th, 2019 No Comments

Your brain is flexing its decision-making muscles, performing what’s called the “executive function.” You need these skills everywhere.

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The Children Are Getting Restless

April 5th, 2019 No Comments

News reports from Eugene, Washington and New York City show young people are taking matters into their own hands. Combatting climate change is becoming their issue.

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Huge Snowstorms Deserve Nicknames

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

I grew up in Chicago, where snowstorms were common, but snow days were not. We gave prodigious storms names like “January” or “Last Tuesday” — not very clever.

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Oregon Should Bridge Its Digital Divide

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

Supply and demand for housing is out of whack everywhere in Oregon. Population centers have too much demand. Everywhere else has excess supply. Statewide rent control won’t solve these problems. Here’s what will.

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Virginia Invented Whiteness. Now They Should End It.

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

Only a series of frank conversations can prevent the current situation from getting worse. Sublimation simultaneously displaces and amplifies our emotions. Humans are complex, but when distressed, they can become impossible.

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Curiosity Is More Important Than Ever

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

Just a few years ago, the room was run by the person with the best answers, as it had been for the last three-and-a-half centuries. Control has suddenly shifted to those who ask good questions.

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Eugene Can Make Evening Parking Easier

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

If Eugene wants to add more bustle to its downtown, there’s plenty of room to grow during the evening hours.

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