Tag Archive: Oregon

Sep 02 2013

10 interesting facts about Labor Day

Happy Labor Day to all American workers! While you’re either happy or sad to see summer come to a close, it’s customary to enjoy a picnic or barbecue on this ‘free day off’. But how much do you know about the origins of Labor Day? Here are ten interesting facts that just might help you …

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Jun 15 2013

Catching Monsanto’s drift: Frankenwheat crops are sprouting like weeds in Oregon.

Bob Dylan once sent a two-word lyric to Ben Harper, a talented songwriter he admired. “Well well,” was the lyric, and Dylan challenged Harper to make a song of it. He did! By adding another “well” to the title, Harper wrote “Well, well, well” — a stinging lament about America’s clean-water well going dry due …

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Mar 07 2012

Tour of Pacific Northwest and California scheduled

Travel with Collette Vacations and staff from the Parks Department to tour the Pacific Northwest and California Aug. 6-13, 2012.  The trip will include eight days of sight-seeing in Washington, Oregon and California, featuring Seattle, Mount St. Helens, Portland, Columbia River Gorge, Newport, Bandon State Natural Area, Redwood National Park, Eureka, the Avenue of the …

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Jul 07 2011

Gay mayor, Christians in surprising alliance

By Rusty Wright “This is the largest, most successful … sustained … volunteer effort … the Portland region has ever seen.” – Mayor Sam Adams What happens when an openly gay mayor meets thousands of evangelical Christians? Demonstrations?  Placards?  Anger?  Harsh words? In Portland, Oregon, Mayor Sam Adams and colleagues have developed robust partnerships with …

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