Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

With Democrats holding a supermajority in the Oregon Legislature, the fact that PERS is being addressed at all is significant. Sen. Betsy Johnson, D-Scappoose, deserves recognition for forcing the issue forward in the Senate, while House Speaker Tina Kotek used her persuasive powers to wrangle the bare number of votes required in her chamber.

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John Williams of Oregon City: 'If we really want to reduce Oregon's 'suicide rate' we need to talk and write about societal pressures and conflicts that most likely lead humans to act on their self-murder impulses.'

Anti-car advocates will argue that wider roads and adding motor vehicle capacity create an induced demand. The reality is that unrestrained population growth and adding housing to accommodate that growth is creating the demand.

Roberto Aguilar was Oregon's 2017 School Counselor of the Year and a 2019 ASCA National School Counselor of the Year finalist

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