October 14, 2020

What We Don’t Want to Become

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I can remember when Portland was considered a clean, safe, affordable city. Decades ago, it had the distinction of being one of the nicest big cities in the entire United States. Because of its natural scenic beauty, “livability” became one of Portland’s big draws. All along, the city was already known for being somewhat quirky. “Keep Portland Weird” became the…

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September 23, 2020

We Must Manage Our Forests

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A few weeks back, catastrophic wildfires began burning more than one million acres all over Oregon, leaving behind a huge wake of devastation. Those fires continue to rage, bringing with them evacuations, loss of life, destroyed homes and the unhealthiest air quality in the entire world. These kinds of fires have, unfortunately, become the norm in recent years. That is…

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