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Candidates Flyers Eschew Responsible Leadership

Candidates Flyers Eschew Responsible Leadership

DID you recently get a flyer like this in your mail?  Be very skeptical of it – and those behind it.  It shows both ignorance of scientific facts and – even more important – ignorance of what’s required of a county commissioner. In fact, if you vote for a candidate named in this mailer because […]

By Debbie McCabe, Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus and Lorren Sandt, Caring Ambassadors Imagine walking into your doctor’s office and seeing someone else standing there, telling you they get to make the final decision about your health care. Instead of doctors and patients making important health decisions, they make the final call.   For those in […]

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Woman Struggles for Community Health Care

By Jan Rahn Faust I am writing this because the public health has been put at risk as well as my own. I want to educate as well as have my story heard. I have had Cryptosporidium (Crypto for short), a parasite that causes diarrhea, for over two years. The occurrence of Crypto should prompt […]

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Trying and failing: Please end ‘fail first’ practices

Author: Oregon patient Tony Radmilovich. By pain patient Tony Radmilovich, from Bend, Oregon, who writes for a British aviation magazine. He has suffered from a myalgia-based chronic pain for many years.  It’s a simple business and manufacturing rule: The right tool and the right process at the right time makes the right product.  It holds […]

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Is Medicare Really Working in Oregon?

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Is Medicare Really Working in Oregon?

By Kathy Hahn, PharmD This summer’s news about the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold all of the major pieces of the 2009 federal Affordable Care Act was a welcome sign for Oregon’s Medicare enrollees.  The availability of Medicare’s Part D prescription benefit, since its launch six years ago, has provided tens of millions American seniors […]

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Measure 81 Would Take Salmon off the Table

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By Thomas Dulcich and Michael Barton Oregonians are most fortunate to border the Columbia River, prized for its scenic beauty, recreational opportunities, power generation, irrigation, fishing resources, transportation, and a long list of additional values. We pay for the management of this complex resource with our taxes and utility bills; but if Measure 81 passes […]

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Khan Academy: The Future of Education?

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Khan Academy: The Future of Education?

By Steve Buckstein Click here to listen to the audio of this Quick Point! Click here for the pdf version. Many of us had a favorite teacher back in elementary or high school – someone who inspired us, who made learning fun and easy. Under the old brick school building model, that great teacher could only […]

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Lost Dog in Hammond

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Lost Dog in Hammond

Bindy, missing in Hammond since Dec 16th, call 503-791-0131 if found, please Please help bring our lost friend home! Bindy escaped from our home December 16th in Hammond. If you have seen her please give us a call, it would be greatly appreciated. 503-791-0131. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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Wake Up America: Notes From a Protest

Written by Keith Going First things first: I did not originally attend the Occupy Portland protest on the grounds of protesting myself; I went for my own reasons of trying to remain on neutral ground. Like many others I’m sure, I have been somewhat  leery of large masses of people shouting for one side or […]

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