Since 2013, Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest has been awarded community grants from Google that have supported our mission to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.October 24, 2015 1:24 p.m. read more..
Is it a monthly blip — or a sign that Oregon’s economic recovery is starting to lose whatever momentum it’s built up over the past years? Last week’s statewide employment report was troubling, but let’s hope it’s just a temporary aberration.October 20, 2015 1:22 p.m. read more..
Clinton’s flip-flop on trade no surpriseOctober 20, 2015 1:20 p.m. read more..
It’s always tricky to calculate the costs of inaction. But Oregon State Police Superintendent Richard Evans Jr. was able to give legislators last week some rudimentary dimensions on the challenge ahead for his agency in its pledge to work through a decades-long stockpile of untested sex-assault evidence kits.October 17, 2015 1:28 p.m. read more..
Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin has been in the spotlight lately for reasons that we wouldn’t wish on anybody: He’s the top law enforcement officer charged with investigating the horrible shootings last week on the Roseburg campus of Umpqua Community College.October 9, 2015 9:06 a.m. read more..
People use cannabis for a variety of reasons. Some use it to socialize and relax, to sleep, to enhance appreciation of music, art or a romantic experience and to find relief from a variety of medical conditions. Cannabis can also adversely affect people who are not familiar with its effects.October 9, 2015 9:04 a.m. read more..
One man’s idea to make Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington part of Idaho makes cultural sense. Politically and constitutionally, however, the scheme is unlikely.October 7, 2015 2:47 p.m. read more..
Oregonians may not be asked to decide if this should be a so-called right-to-work state next year.September 24, 2015 11:24 a.m. read more..
Now that Gov. Kate Brown has made it official that she’ll be a candidate in 2016 for the state’s highest office, the pressure will be mounting on her to address a question that her predecessor, John Kitzhaber, managed to duck: Where will she stand if it comes time to enforce Oregon’s death penalty?September 24, 2015 11:19 a.m. read more..
Oregon is so behind in replacing highway bridges that each one, on average, will have to last 900 years. And instead of getting major repairs every 30 to 50 years, as should happen, each bridge will have to wait more than 100 years on average.September 22, 2015 2:49 p.m. read more..
A town meeting was held five short days after the announcement that the third enterprise zone agreement had been agreed upon with Google. Representatives from the school district, fire department, port authority, as well as many citizen taxpayers, were in attendance.September 15, 2015 1:47 p.m. read more..
With the possible exception of people who pursue the performing arts ("possible" being the operative word), students in today's world have to succeed in high school, then at least make it through college in order to have much of a chance to achieve what is often defined as "the American dream" — a house, a happy, healthy family and a satisfying job that pays well.September 8, 2015 3:36 p.m. read more..
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