Author Archives: Sarah Pearson

Salmon disaster? Oregon and California ask feds for help

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and California Gov. Jerry Brown are seeking a federal disaster declaration to help salmon fishermen enduring a second bad year in a row. Source: Salmon disaster? Oregon and California ask feds for help | OregonLive.com

State board approves UO, Portland State tuition hikes

A state higher education board reversed course Thursday, approving big tuition hikes at Portland State University and the University of Oregon that it had rejected earlier in the month. Source: State board approves UO, Portland State tuition hikes | OregonLive.com

Family buys Oregon town, parcel by parcel, over 3 decades

Like a giant jigsaw puzzle, the Caswell family pieced together land as it went up for sale in a declining southern Oregon timber town. Without a grand plan and over three decades, they came to own tiny Tiller, a remote, unknown and mostly unoccupied pinpoint on the map. Source: Family buys Oregon town, parcel by […]
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Without the security of a house, there is no home (Guest opinion)

As a veteran of the Oregon Air National Guard, I have been trained to manage dangerous and challenging situations without fear. As a mother of three successful children, I also know how to care for my family and my home. As a former aide to Oregon State Senator Rod Monroe, I developed the skills to […]
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Steve Duin: The war hero and the whip woman

Forgotten? Willard Nanegos? Not quite. But all traces of the guy were fading, vanishing from the world he once helped to save. Source: Steve Duin: The war hero and the whip woman | OregonLive.com

Public agencies shouldn’t hide behind feel-good words (Guest opinion)

There’s a disturbing pattern in Oregon of public agencies trying to avoid an anti-government mood by hiding behind squishy feel-good branding. Source: Public agencies shouldn’t hide behind feel-good words (Guest opinion) | OregonLive.com

Impeachment bill deserves a public vote: Editorial q

Oregon didn’t need an impeachment process to oust former Gov. John Kitzhaber in 2015. Amid mounting influence-peddling allegations against him and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, Kitzhaber resigned, having lost the support of key allies in the Legislature. Source: Impeachment bill deserves a public vote: Editorial | OregonLive.com

A good use of lottery funds | Opinion

The Oregon Lottery generates more than $1 billion a year for the state, most of it dedicated to education (57 percent) and economic development (27 percent). The Eugene Civic Alliance is asking the Legislature to approve $6 million in lottery bond-backed funds for a project that fits comfortably in both categories: the creation of a […]
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PCC, PSU team up to increase accessibility to business education

A new partnership from two of Portland’s higher education organizations will widen the range of people able to access studies in business. The Start-to-Finish Program, accessible to those enrolled in Portland State University and Portland Community College, enabled students to complete two business degrees entirely online. Source: Oregon Local News – PCC, PSU team up […]
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OHSU whistleblower: There was no reason patient needed to die

Tens of millions of teeth get pulled each year in the United States, often from patients who dread it. Larry Dean Black, however, was excited. Source: Oregon Local News – OHSU whistleblower: There was no reason patient needed to die