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Green fuel, the costly alternative

Those bars above the annual fuel cost compare distances on gas and ethanol.

Those bars above the annual fuel cost compare distances on gas and ethanol.

If you want a demonstration of how much you're getting hosed by the push for green fuel, check the stickers on new cars or trucks. They'll tell you, among other things, how inefficient and thus wasteful ethanol really is. Continue reading

Bike bills then and now

You see that plaque down there only if you stop and look for it.

You see that plaque down there only if you stop and look for it.

Keeping track of bicycle-related bills in the legislature put me in mind of Oregon's pioneer in bike legislation. I'm talking, of course, of the late Donald L. Stathos, a Republican from Jacksonville who served in the House from 1969 through 1972. Continue reading

On the riverfront: Site for sale

A for-sale sign has appeared where an apartment complex had been proposed.

A for-sale sign has appeared where an apartment complex had been proposed.

The riverfront is my beat, as I may have mentioned from time to time, and the other day I could not help but notice that plans for an "upper-scale" apartment complex near Bowman Park seem to have fallen through. The vacant property of nearly 6 acres at 595 Geary St. N.E. is for sale. Continue reading

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