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Imagine Oregon Blog

Help us to Imagine Oregon in the next 5, 10, 50 years. Each week, we will introduce a new “Hot Topic” about which we invite all Oregonians to share their thoughts and opinions.

This Week’s Hot Topic

Remembering the Sesquicentennial

By:Governor Ted Kulongoski & First Lady of Oregon, President of the Oregon 150 board, Mary Oberst

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Remembering the Sesquicentennial

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

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

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

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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