Month: June 2018

Treat the cause, not the symptom

Here’s a challenge: think of a pressing social problem that is being solved rather than having its symptoms treated by groups both public and private. A person would be hard pressed to think of any social problem whose origins...

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It’s a spending problem

From the Capitol By BILL POST As I write this, the Legislative Revenue Office has released its report on the forecast of Oregon’s tax revenues.  The new forecast shows a far better picture than an estimate released in March....

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Commencement season 2018

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS In 2014, commencement season stood out for the list of high-profile speakers pushed off the graduation stage at top-tier universities. At the peak of academia’s podium purges, former Secretary of State...

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Marie Halbeisen Sullivan

June 9, 1925 – May 12, 2018 Marie Halbeisen Sullivan, long time Oregon resident, died on May 12, 2018 in Keizer.  Friends and family will gather on June 9, 11 a.m. to celebrate Marie’s life and 93rd birthday at Restlawn Funeral...

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What’s in a team’s name? Plenty

News out of Albany recently announced that South Albany High School has decided to surrender its Rebels nickname for something more acceptable even though the old name has been quite difficult for some to give up.  It’s been...

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