Last week a train carrying crude oil in 16 tank cars derailed in the tiny river town of Mosier — 42,000 gallons spilled, 32,000 gallons burned, and 10,000 gallons clogged the municipal wastewater plant. As horrible as it is, the community of Mosier and everyone depending on the Columbia River got lucky.
Gov. Kate Brown on Monday ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Thursday, June 16 in honor of the victims of the Orlando shooting.
Follow the money; ‘Alive and well’; ‘Sad’; Water revisited
Community-building comes in many forms. Here are four to think about for early summer and beyond:
Let us help to change the story of destruction and greed
A note to the graduation class of 2016:
Love and God; Mosier ‘dodges a bullet’; Kenya missing; more
The damage is done, and yes, it could have been far worse.
Paying it forward; Love thy neighbor
More than 1,100 students are graduating from Yamhill County high schools this year. Willamina High, which traditionally opens graduation season, will graduate its 44-member class Saturday. The bulk of the commencement events will follow two weeks later: McMinnville and Newberg, Friday, June 10; Amity, Dayton and Sheridan Saturday, June 11; and Yamhill-Carlton Sunday, June 12.
Commencement ceremonies are less than a week away. Early June is a time both tense and magical as students (and teachers) bear down on the final business of the school year and preparations for the ceremonies themselves.
Organizers and speakers in Monday’s Memorial Day observance struck the right tone with the combination of solemn tribute, history lesson, and community gathering. Children, teens and adults of all ages were involved in the 90-minute event, attended by more than 400 people at Idlewilde Cemetery.
Reynolds thanks; Scholarship night
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Supports term limits; On coal; more
When the seniors toss their caps at next month’s graduation ceremonies at Henderson Field, if they find one flung all the way to Indian Creek Road they’ll know whose it is.
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