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Time for ODOT to Pull the Plug on the 3rd Bridge

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 in Opinion | 1 comment

Last March, ODOT announced that it was pulling the plug on the Columbia River Crossing project to expand the I-5 bridge over the Columbia...

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The power of “I like it”

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 in Opinion | 0 comments

I was thirteen years old. At that age I wasn’t familiar with the term, bombed, as in what happens when you tell a joke and your audience...

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SW Editorial -Salem Planning Commission diversity

Posted on Nov 27, 2014 in Opinion | 0 comments

We are concerned that the Salem Planning Commission wants to reserve another position for the real estate industry on the commission. The...

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Don’t be tricked by the Statesman Journal

Posted on Nov 27, 2014 in Opinion | 4 comments

I no longer trust our so-called “community newspaper.” I’ve been a subscriber since 1977. Most of that time, I believed the Statesman...

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My dysfunctional relationship with Salem

Posted on Nov 12, 2014 in Opinion | 0 comments

Hopefully I don’t have a brain tumor that’s making me lose touch with reality to a greater degree than I already am. I’ve been having some...

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Rage against the Machine

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 in Opinion | 3 comments

I woke up in the middle of the night with a “Da Vinci Code” insight. In a flash I understood it all, the ugly reality hidden behind this...

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The war on marijuana has too many casualties to ignore; it’s time to regulate

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 in Opinion | 0 comments

Skip Munk Locking people up or slapping them with very steep fines has not stopped society from using marijuana. Two out of five people in...

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A strange reason to legalize marijuana

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in Opinion | 2 comments

Here’s a news flash from the front page of modern neuroscience: “You don’t exist.” At least, not in the way most people believe they do....

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When life asks you to dance, say yes

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Opinion | 0 comments

“Come on, let’s dance.” An attractive young woman was standing in front of me, holding out her hand. I was sitting next to my wife,...

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