Sure, there is a lack of high-quality jobs. Eastern Oregon is losing young people to the big cities. Community vitality could be, well, more vital in these days when the recession is disappearing not quick enough in the rear-view mirror.
I joined a community group last fall to explore the physical structure needs of our school district. We were asked to prepare a proposal to the school board for a potential bond. One of the reasons I was interested was to ensure prudent use of my tax dollars.
This week, I’ve been scheduling interviews with those individuals vying for important positions on our local governing bodies. Michael Brasure had scheduled his interview for next Wednesday. Sadly, we will not be holding that meeting.
At a time of heightened concern about U.S. immigration policy and the failure of Congress to enact meaningful immigration reform, it may seem at face value that it would be beneficial to allow undocumented immigrants the privilege of driving.