On Sunday, May 18, 1980, at 8:32 a.m., the bulging north flank of Mount St. Helens slid away in a massive landslide — the largest in recorded history. Seconds later, the uncorked volcano exploded and blasted rocks northward across forest ridges and valleys, destroying everything in its path within minutes.May 19, 2018 midnight read more..
I well recall the first time I saw Jerusalem. It was 1978, the 30th year since the creation of the State of Israel, the year before the Camp David accords. I was on a bus with fellow students, en route from Tel Aviv to the Dead Sea. We did not stop in Jerusalem on that three-day outing, but I knew I would be back.May 16, 2018 midnight read more..
The home stretch is here for reconstructing a vital community asset: the playground at Hood River Children’s Park.May 9, 2018 midnight read more..
As a teacher, I am frequently called upon to explain complicated issues. Recently, one of those issues was chain migration. What is it, and why is its connotation negative? Allow me to teach a lesson on this current issue.May 5, 2018 midnight read more..
Greg Walden was in Washington Saturday: not D.C. — Washington state.May 2, 2018 midnight read more..
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