Category: Columns

Why are we trashing our only home?

The planet Mars held a special place in my imagination as a child. An Italian astronomer, Giovanni Schiaparelli, observed in 1877 what he believed to be straight lines on Mars surface and surmised them the work of intelligent...

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The human side of JROTC

By TED SPINK I want to talk about the AFJROTC unit at McNary High School. AFJROTC stands for Air Force Junior Officer Training Corps. Currently our JROTC unit is getting ready for the new year and this is the time to become part...

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Women can change the world

Some of the finest, most helpful and brightest people I have known are women.  As a rule, for me, women tend to be more thoughtful, generous and caring than so many of the macho-burdened guys I’ve known. This bias of mine began...

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Legislator’s day jobs

From the Capitol By BILL POST I often use this space to bring to you information about the legislature and the process that goes on in that body. What is not spoken of very often in Oregon is what legislators do when we are not...

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Nothing wrong with the middle

There’s a need in our country for compromise and mutual consideration by the leaders in Washington, D.C. and throughout the nation, to bring about the changes and set an exemplary example. Such an effort could calm the storms...

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Separation anxiety

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS It’s June and the crush of undocumented immigrants at the U.S. border with Mexico has hit a crisis point. Government officials are housing migrants in tents and separating some children from their parents....

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