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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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GMOs Aren’t Safe!

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Opinion | 1 comment

Kirk Lenard Foods embodying Genetically Modified Organisms can’t be said to be safe. GMO food companies and many others assert they are,...

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City screws over downtown again

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 in Opinion | 1 comment

by Carole Smith So now we know: it only takes 9 months for the Salem City Council and staff to make downtown parking so miserable that...

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Salem Sunday Streets — every day!

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 in Opinion | 0 comments

Imagine this town with fewer cars and more bikes. People strolling around a fun-filled city center. Food carts, outdoor yoga, captivating...

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Can we all get along?

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in Opinion | 0 comments

Great question, Rodney King. Police brutality isn’t the same as heated debates over how to handle downtown parking, but the unnecessary...

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