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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Restive rurals have had enough

Written January 20th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

This open-sided shed off Interstate 5 outside Yreka has promoted the “State of Jefferson” ever since I can remember. The idea is no closer to reality than ever. But the natives, some of them anyway, are getting restive. They’ve had enough. The most obvious sign of unrest is the protest in Harney County, where men have […]

Why state of Jefferson won’t happen

Written May 4th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

One Sunday morning in March I took a short bike ride around the little town of Williams in Northern California’s Colusa County, and I became aware of a proposal before the city council calling for the formation of a new state, the state of Jefferson. What happened there since illustrates why nothing will  happen to make […]

Still dreaming: State of Jefferson

Written March 15th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The idea of forming the state of Jefferson may never go anywhere, but it also refuses to die. Even towns are getting into the act. On Wednesday, the city council of Williams, population 5,300 in Colusa County, plans to “discuss and authorize the signature of the declaration and petition to the California State Legislature for the […]

Secession in California?

Written September 4th, 2013 by

In Northern California, the Siskiyou County board of supervisors has voted 4-1 to secede from the state of California. It’s a symbolic action that won’t go anywhere. But it highlights a problem in modern America:  For people alienated from the system, there’s no longer a place to go. Part of what shaped America was that […]

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