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Entries Tagged as 'Upper-Left-Edge'

Oregonians Are Sturdy

April 26th, 2019 No Comments

After the recent snowstorms felled thousands of trees, forest officials came up with a brilliant plan to clear out a good bit of that deadwood. They doubled the amount of permitted firewood Oregonians are allowed for forage from the forest floor.

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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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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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Oregon’s Urban Growth Boundaries Have Deepened Economic Chasms

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

Where the cityscape stops, the countryside begins. There’s really nothing in between. That’s the Oregon mystique. Or was. Now we have two Oregons, each with very different sets of problems to solve.

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Nation Should Hear Oregon’s Primary Concerns

January 18th, 2019 No Comments

Two or three days of uninterrupted attention is about as much as Oregon could bear — or, frankly, deserves.

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DeFazio Has a New Tool in This Congress

January 12th, 2019 No Comments

A Congressional seat offers five different paths to wielding substantial influence in Washington. The first three have very little to do with lawmaking, and the fourth has too much. DeFazio has pursued the fifth.

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Gifts This President Could Give Us

January 3rd, 2019 No Comments

We have a president who fancies himself a builder and an all-around rich guy. There are gifts his government could us that affirms what he believes about himself, while also pleasing his citizenry.

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Eugene: Compare to Where?

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Eugene doesn’t get trapped in self-delusion the way many other college towns do, because we have the majesty of natural wonder surrounding us.

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Pacifica: If At First You Don’t Secede….

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Oregon and Washington should pledge to follow California, wherever it leads. We should move together as Pacifica.

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Capitol Christmas Tree Viewing

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Pay a $5 permit fee, and you can cut down whichever tree becomes your favorite and take it on its own ceremonial tour, ending in your living room. Even better, take along a fourth-grader.

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