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How you can help resolve historical ambivalence by remaking history yourself.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
The strange link between looting Indian artifacts and methamphetamine users.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
Some misery is more equal than others, as new figures show. The governor also gains a notch by being able to dole out budget savings.READ MORE 7 COMMENTS
There's a cool Web site that lets you look at the electoral college results in presidential races since 1789. It features a U.S. map that shows the color of states as they were carried every four years: red for Republican, blue for Democrat, purple for Whig. It's fun to look at the Great Nearby and see the trends.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
George Eighmey, the father of physician-assisted suicide in Oregon, spoke yesterday at a conference in Yakima, and concluded his very sober presentation with two stories, both about his experiences sitting with patients just before they died from lethal medication. Physician-assisted suicide is legal in Oregon, and in case you missed it, it's on the ballot this election here in Washington state.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Making arrowheads, tossing spears, wandering old homesteads, and studying petroglyphs: All are part of a Washington state program designed to ensure that material progress doesn't completely obliterate the past. Part 1READ MORE COMMENT NOW
What's the most important news of the day? It's not the passage of the Wall Street bailout bill. It's not the pundits' reactions to last night's vice-presidential debate. No. The most important news item of the day is that Saturday, Oct. 4, is the last day to register to vote. So if you haven't already, do it. ...READ MORE COMMENT NOW
So. Tonight's the big vice-presidential debate between Republican Gov. Sarah Palin and Democratic Sen. Joe Biden. Which Palin will show up? Will we see the pitbull with lipstick or the incoherent Couric interviewee? It's anybody's guess. But with expectations already at rock-bottom, it's fair to assume she'll look better than many liberals think. What about Biden? As former Gore advisor Michael Feldman wrote in the Washington Post this morning, Biden's mission is not to screw it up. ...READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Words often have powerful meaning, and the debate over terminology used in a ballot measure and in news reports could well determine the fate of Washington's Initiative 1000, known by its supporters as "death with dignity" and by critics and some in the media as "physician-assisted suicide" or simply "assisted suicide."READ MORE COMMENT NOW
David Goldstein at Horse's Ass wrote over the weekend – post gubernatorial debate – that "there is no state budget deficit," prompting me to wonder what the hell he was talking about. I thought, "Did I miss something?" As Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire said in Saturday's gubernatorial debate, the state is currently generating a surplus. But it has been widely reported – even by Horse's Ass blogger Josh Feit – that the state faces a projected $3.2 billion deficit in the coming years. Gregoire even told The Seattle Times on Friday that she expects a deficit next year. So what gives? The folks at Washington Policy Center Blog put it another way:READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Washington state voters must soon make up their minds about I-1000, a measure supporting physician-assisted suicide, which appears on the ballot this November. Former Oregon Gov. Barbara Roberts championed a similar law in her home state and supports I-1000. Here's a look at the results of Oregon's law, passed in 1997, and the issues surrounding it.READ MORE 28 COMMENTS
Lessons learned from the places where people, animals, and politics collide.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
A source "tight in the Obama campaign" has sent out a memo, meant to reassure anxious supporters by deflecting attention from national polls, where McCain is rising, and to the state-by-state electoral tally, where the election will be settled. While there might be some disinformation in such a message, and things are obviously still fluid, it makes for interesting reading. Washington and Oregon remain firmly in the "Obama solid" category, while Montana has joined Idaho in the "McCain solid" group.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
The Oregonian reports that a popular driving range in Oregon is asking golfers to cast their "swing votes" by aiming practice shots at 8-feet-tall metal likenesses of John McCain and Barack Obama. While no one is exactly sure whether people are trying to hit candidates they support or oppose, so far, McCain is in the lead. ...READ MORE COMMENT NOW
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Oregon strip club pair charged with child trafficking
An ongoing investigation is looking at a child-prostitution operation allegedly run out of a Beaverton strip club. Two 13-year-old girls are said to be victims.
Gov. Kitzhaber goes for a record 4th term
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber today said he will seek re-election next year.
11-year-old gets tossed for selling mistletoe near Portland Saturday market
She wanted to raise money to pay for her braces. A farm owner who heard that she had been warned to get out of a city park donated the money.
Cover Oregon covers... no one
Oregon's Health Exchange still isn't functioning. At this point it's one of the saddest stories among the states, coming from a place that had such high hopes.
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