The headlines generated by a pair of Urban Institute reports were dispiriting: “Oregon on low end of higher ed funds” was how The Oregonian summed it up.
A few rain showers, snow clearly visible on Mount McLoughlin — perhaps there’s hope for a “good” winter ahead, one that stacks up snow in the mountains, fills streams and lakes during warmer weather and gets us through a summer without a major struggle over the Basin’s most precious resource.
The decision late Wednesday by Gov. Kate Brown to order an independent review of core functions of the Oregon Department of Human Services was correct. Yet it followed by less than a day a newspaper’s extensive review of DHS’ oversight of children in a Portland foster care setting — and the …
Proper use of natural resources is always good for an argument in Oregon, whether the subject is wolves, water or any of a number of other possibilities in which land-owners find themselves in conflict with those who believe there’s a better use of land and property.
The nation’s veterans are one of its biggest resources. These are men and women who have gone where they were sent to defend the United States, which they did — and continue to do — with bravery, teamwork and a commitment to personal ideals that remains with them when they leave the service.
At least it’s over.
I was relaxing at home one evening, answering emails on my Ipad, checking my Facebook postings of cats doing stupid things on my smart phone, blocking out hearing what my wife was asking me…(just kidding), and watching the evening news on TV, when a story caught my eye.