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Remembering the Sesquicentennial

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Dear Oregonians:

Our sesquicentennial year is coming to a close. The celebration that started on February 14, 2009, has been extraordinary for many reasons. We have learned together, remembered together, had fun together, and most of all – pulled together. In a year that was difficult for many Oregon families, our celebration of 150 years [...]

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Tough Love

Monday, September 21st, 2009

By: Neal Keny-Guyer, CEO of Mercy Corps

It’s easy to praise Oregon on her 150th birthday. Our state is gorgeous and livable, a national leader in the art and science of what makes a region work.

Yes, Oregon asks a lot of us. Where else is civic duty so celebrated and public planning [...]

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Youth Merit Voice in Decisions today

Monday, August 24th, 2009

The following opinion editorial was submitted to The Oregonian by Ari Strudler and was published on Sunday, August 23rd, 2009.
By: Ari Strudler- Junior at LEP High School, Portland, Oregon
Youth across Oregon are standing up for what they believe in. Whether they are young voters who recently cast their first ballots or dedicated high school [...]

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In Tune With Ourselves and Our Environment

Friday, July 17th, 2009

By Dawn Rasmussen
As a non-native Oregonian transplanted almost 25 years ago to this incredible state, I’ve grown accustomed to thinking about everything I do in a green way since setting foot here.  From recycling or composting as much waste as possible, to not consuming as much, to consciously thinking about how I am going to [...]

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Notes From The Road

Monday, July 6th, 2009

By Travis Huntington, Project 2059
Continued from last weeks post for Project 2059

We left Portland on a picture-perfect, sunny Saturday afternoon in mid-May, armed with a camera and a wellspring of excitement to start hearing and sharing what Oregon’s youth have to say about Oregon and our future.  For the first leg of the journey, [...]

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Project 2059

Friday, June 26th, 2009

By: Travis Huntington
We all start with an idea. Who are we? Where are we? What do we want? How are we going to get it? So marks the era of human evolution spanning several ages, continents and life ways. One hundred and fifty years later, Oregon celebrates its past, [...]

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The Written Word

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

By: Ellen Waterston, The Nature of Words

I’m all about the written word.
Why all this fuss about the written word? I am persuaded that the ability to clearly articulate one’s place in the world through writing goes a long way toward ensuring a more informed and “present” present as well as enlightened future. [...]

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Leave Oregon Better

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Leave Oregon Better
By: Lee Weinstein
“Do we want to breathe? Do we want to drink water? Do we care about all the other species not only man? It’s turning in to a toilet out there.”
– Ringo Starr, responding that the environment is the most pressing issue facing mankind, Rolling Stone, 2007

My dream for Oregon for [...]

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Keeping It Fresh. Keeping It Oregon

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

By: Doug Zanger, Founder of Xhang Creative
One of the greatest things about Oregon is the food. There is no denying that it is the best on the planet. Now that rhubarb and asparagus are in season, my mouth is watering even more as the other seasons approach. When I first moved here in 1992, I [...]

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Do you support the Oregon National Guard? Why?

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

By Lt. Col. Alisha Hamel, Oregon National Guard
My name is Lt. Col. Alisha Hamel, and I joined the Oregon National Guard after I finished ROTC at Portland State University.
Can you imagine going to PSU during the 1980s and having to wear your uniform on campus on Tuesdays? I solved that problem by not scheduling [...]

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What Makes a Vacation in Oregon Special?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

By: Todd Davidson, Travel Oregon
I am often asked which of Oregon’s attributes and amenities makes it a more desirable travel destination. For all her beauty and diversity and vistas and experiences - which one makes Oregon special…memorable…cherished?
On September 11, 2001 a plane full of female Japanese junior high school students were flying into [...]

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