Yesteryears: Portable classrooms installed in 1988

Addition of portable classrooms at Westside Elementary may provide “a better Band-Aid” solution to overcrowded conditions pending a long-term answer, according to information presented at the latest of several school district budget committee meetings.

May 16, 2018 midnight read more..

Roots and Branches: ‘Snarled yarn’ travels

I have been a road warrior these last few weeks, crisscrossing Oregon in pursuit of our granddaughter’s softball fields and meeting with tribal and county purveyors of prevention. These two very diverse activities have taken me along roads familiar and others less traveled.

May 16, 2018 midnight read more..

The Daily Bread: A River Damned

In the nearly three years I have been documenting the entire Columbia and people of the river, one thing has become abundantly clear. It is less a river but more a series of slack water lakes made into a perfect machine, reverse engineered to benefit corporate interests.

May 2, 2018 midnight read more..

Submit questions for ‘Talk about Race’

On Friday, May 4 at 6 p.m., Columbia Center for the Arts will present “Talk to Everyone & Everything about Race,” an ongoing, socially engaged art project. This community discussion brings participants together to talk with people and places about race in open and meaningful ways.

April 18, 2018 midnight read more..

Cascade Observations: Planes, trains and automobiles

Studded tires still click on pavement, but fruit blossoms, chirping birds and out-of-state license plates are irrefutable evidence that it’s spring and time to dig in the garden, or hit the road, or the skies, or the rails. Warmer weather adventures await.

April 11, 2018 midnight read more..



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