Day: May 23, 2014

The project that never starts?

So the Big Toy is being delayed. Again. It’s embarrassing, sad…and yet so predictable. Clint Holland has been vocal in his opposition to the delay, with the main concern being the 3,000 children who helped design the play...

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Move on

U.S. District Court Judge Michael McShane’s ruling that Oregon’s referendum banning gay marriage is unconstitutional is welcome and should close the door on the discussion in Oregon. It’s time to move on to other issues that...

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We cannot forget we are still at war

By CAMERON SMITH Every day I feel privileged to serve as the director of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs. After three tours in Iraq as a Marine, I find great strength and solace in continuing to serve our military and...

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Boko Haram hides behind religion

A Box of Soap By DON VOWELL Mother’s Day got me thinking about terrorism this year.  Like many of you I was humbled by the debt of gratitude owed my mother, the mother of my children, and all the mothers I know.  Then in Nigeria...

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