Another Voice: New legislation is win-win for community college students

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.

June 21, 2017 midnight read more..

Westside planning: ‘the future will be denser’

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.

June 10, 2017 midnight read more..

Another Voice: Mexico: my thoughts and personal experiences

For a bit of background, I have been living in Mexico seasonally for almost 40 years. I just returned from four months in Mexico and because of the political environment and some moves and statements made by our new president, I feel compelled to state my truth from personal experience. This is not “fake news.”

May 20, 2017 midnight read more..

Lyme Disease advisory: Check your dog, check yourself

It has been 42 years since a few doctors from Yale visited Lyme, Conn., to examine 60 children who were suffering oddly with joint pain, only to coin a name for an apparently new illness called “Lyme arthritis” (although the bacterium has been around for at least a thousand years).

May 17, 2017 midnight read more..

Not just in the schools: coalition joins campaign

From May 14-20, we will celebrate National Prevention Week, an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. It is a nationwide event and communities and coalitions all around the country participate.

May 10, 2017 midnight read more..

Another Voice: Take a stand, CGCC board: a sanctuary for us all

My earliest memory of the word “sanctuary” is my memory of the many times as a child when I walked up to the sanctuary of our church, along with so many others — rich and poor, locals and foreigners, old and young, conservative and progressive — to approach a place where we broke bread together.

April 15, 2017 midnight read more..

Show patience, respect for all drivers, even the slow ones

As a parent, one of the more stressful things to go through is when your child learns to drive. After many recommendations, I signed up our 15-year-old son for driver’s education through Community Ed. Many parents said the class taught thoroughness of driving rules, as well as drive time with an experienced instructor.

March 11, 2017 midnight read more..


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