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The Observer paper 07/01/15
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Disregard for a moment the woeful reality that, in a nation of abundance such as America, there are actually people who are starving, or perhaps more to the point, near starvation.
Today the nation collectively pays tribute to the men and women who served this great nation at home and abroad, during peacetime and inside the chaos of war.
Winning one cross country state title is amazing. Winning a second in a row, with a target on your back, is a great accomplishment. The pressure continues to grow. Oregon is a big state, and there is a lot of competition.
A number of troubling questions linger regarding a zoning skirmish in Island City.
Any time a local firm decides to make an investment in infrastructure it is good news.
The brutal honest truth is that some towns are downright ugly, and no matter how much lipstick you put on that pig, it isn’t going to win a beauty contest.
Not all of us can be a top philanthropist like J. Paul Getty, Andrew Carnegie, Eli Lilly, Andrew W. Mellon and John D. Rockefeller.
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