Parade coordinator Tom Yates and his crew of Lion volunteers have done it again: the July 4 parade and Jackson Park festivities were a success, and a well-attended one. These events cannot happen without the help of volunteers, and the team really came through this year. What follows are a few comments on the event, and three suggestions for further improvement.
Science has critical role; History repeated
We’ve been hearing a lot about winners and losers these days. Yet, even as our kids on the baseball or soccer fields may be winning trophies, they are in imminent danger of losing something much more important.
Fatal Kiss?; Waterfront gone; more
Last year the CEO of United Health Care received $14 million in compensation, which is roughly $56,000 a day.
Letters to the Editor for June 28.
A second grade teacher sees the connections in a column by Sophie Whitehead.
Letters to the Editor for June 24
While countless campaigns urge distracted motorists to “hang up and drive,” a new poll from Public Employees Mutual Insurance Company (PEMCO) Insurance shows smartphone wielding pedestrians pose an increasing threat on streets and sidewalks, and a majority of Northwest drivers aren’t happy about it.
Confused local; Not ‘clever’; more
Even though most of the headlines about the 2017 legislative session have been dominated by the budget discussion, I’m very proud to highlight a piece of policy work that I’ve been actively involved with over the last few months. This legislation will have lasting benefits for Oregon students and once again establish Oregon as an example of increasing access and affordability to higher education.
The Behemoth; Artists’ opportunity; We are all human; more
Fairness for all; Reconsider rezone; Consider FireMed; more
A lot of questions are being asked about the westside planning process which is currently underway. I think it is important for everyone to understand what is going on; this is an important discussion about the future of our city.
This past weekend was a weekend of moments — rife with equal parts tears and fears versus incredible experiences of love and catharsis.