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The Jordan Cove fracked gas export terminal and Pacific Connector pipeline would be a climate disaster for Oregon. New research documents why we all should be concerned about the proposed facility by a Canadian company, Pembina.

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Mr. Doug Paxton and his Executive Leadership Team have come under public and congressional scrutiny regarding alleged mismanagement and alleged “cooking” of Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning quality measures.

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There has been a lot of confusion about Measure 101, so let’s look at the facts. First, let’s be clear on what it is. It’s a referendum asking voters to accept or reject key parts of House Bill 2391, passed by last year’s Legislature. If voters agree that the bill should become law, it will …

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Most people believe that all Oregonians should have the same opportunities for health. But the reality is that people in small towns and rural places are not enjoying the same benefits or access to care as the rest of the state. As CEO of Adapt, a provider of substance abuse treatment, prima…

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As landowners threatened by the Pacific Connector gas pipeline, we are elated at Sen. Jeff Merkley’s announcement that he will not support a project dependent on seizing private properties through eminent domain for a foreign corporation’s profit. Hundreds of Oregon families have been held h…

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There is a pervasive myth that all veterans indiscriminately support all U.S. military interventions. This confusion likely results from the fact that veterans are strongly supportive of active duty service members during times of conflict. In addition, some of those who remember how the Vie…

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We are deeply disappointed by Sen. Jeff Merkley’s opposition to Jordan Cove and by extension, his rejection of a unique opportunity for rural Oregon. The Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal will provide U.S. allies in Asia with a cleaner form of energy while creating thousands of cons…

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In an column entitled “Wilderness Designation Dishonesty: Come on Man!” printed in The News-Review on Nov. 29, 2016, I stated that Umpqua Watersheds, Oregon Wild and Cascadia Wildlands are “strategically united in a complicity of public deception” — and they are.

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Ah, the holiday season is upon us, and I notice the new pressures to buy more stuff are added on to the usual enticements encouraging the consumer in us. Along with this can come a certain anxiety about giving enough and creating our fantasy of the perfect holiday. I want to share some gifts…

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For once I have to agree with Peter DeFazio regarding the toxic atmosphere at the Roseburg VA. However I would suggest that the fish usually stinks from the head down, and in my opinion the head is VISN 20.

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We’ve all seen it: You walk into a convenience store and there on the counter is the picture of a child taped to a jar. Scrawled on the picture is an appeal to leave your change to finance a bone marrow transplant or some other treatment the child’s family cannot afford. Or maybe you can hel…

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There is a famous campaign slogan that came out of the 1990’s “It’s the economy, stupid.” In this regard, there are two things we know about climate change: Failure to take action means money out of your wallet. Embracing solutions to climate change means money in your wallet.

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People occasionally ask me what it was like to serve in the military, usually right after thanking me for my service. I have spent most of my adult life, up until now, serving on active duty and I often forget that, for most of America, their exposure to veterans is indirect, through others.

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As a local Douglas County soccer referee, I believe I have a unique position from which to view the state of sportsmanship in our county. As someone who has had a lifelong love of sports and specifically of soccer, having played it since I was old enough to kick a ball, I have always been a …

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Earlier this year, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers, with support from hospitals, insurers and coordinated care organizations, voted on a plan to protect health care coverage for low-income families with children, individuals with disabilities and needy adults on the Oregon Health Plan.