A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Oregon temps essentially unchanged

Written January 14th, 2013 by

Maybe it’s lucky that we don’t believe the hyperventilating about global warming in the papers and other mainstream media. If we relied on them, we might be tempted to think it’s been getting warmer in Oregon. And then we might step out the door into freezing fog without being properly dressed. Even if the weather […]

State wouldn’t track you

Written January 13th, 2013 by

No, Senator Merkley, the concept of an Oregon vehicle mileage tax does not require people to disclose where they are going. It requires only that the in-state mileage on public roads be recorded. That’s so the owners can pay a road user fee instead of the gas tax. Jeff Merkley, Oregon’s junior member in the […]

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Apophis: No answer to Social Security funding

Written January 12th, 2013 by

NASA now says the chance that the asteroid named Apophis will slam into the Earth in 2036 is so small as to be not worth worrying about. So we are supposed to feel reassured. Actually, some of us were never all that worried. There’s a pretty good chance we won’t be around in another 23 […]

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Rural jobs in Nike bill?

Written January 11th, 2013 by

When the Oregon legislature approved a special deal for Nike and possibly other job-creating companies last month, it threw a bone  to rural areas in the state. But it doesn’t look as though it means anything, at least in the case of Nike. In the one-day special session on Dec. 14, lawmakers approved a bill […]

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Grocery takes right approach

Written January 11th, 2013 by

In the great plastic-bag debate, one supermarket chain is following the right approach. It is making a change as a business decision, without asking the state or local government to cover its back by passing a law. The change was announced by C&K Market, a company based in Brookings which has grocery supermarkets in North […]

Albany issue: What kind of majority?

Written January 10th, 2013 by

A big question still hangs over the upcoming special election in Albany, according to the city council. But the council won’t seek to have it resolved until after the vote. As you remember, the city of Albany scheduled a special election for March 12 on two initiatives successfully sent to the voters by city resident […]

U.S. violence is down, far down

Written January 9th, 2013 by

Here’s something worth pointing out amid all the talk about violence and calls for more gun control: The United States keeps getting more peaceful even as gun ownership goes up. Time magazine reports that there’s nearly one gun in the U.S. for every American. That would amount to nearly 300 million firearms, making us what […]

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