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24: Remembering Charlie, and the connection to those yellow stars

The cowardly massacre at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris put me in an uncomfortably reflective mood last week.

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Je Suis Charlie

“What happened in Paris today is a devastating shock for France, and for the freedom of the Press.”

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 10

Time for change; Rescuing our food; For shame

Another Voice: Keystone XL and the Sherbet Rainbow

Last Tuesday morning, I read the news on Google. The new crop of House Representatives would be sworn in that day. Republicans are now the majority in both houses. I read the transcript of the speech of House Speaker John Boehner. He wasted no time mentioning the imminent battle for passage of the Keystone XL pipeline. He mentioned the 94,000 jobs that would be created. An impressive number, if you ignore that these would be temporary jobs. He brought up the “job killing” oppression of Obamacare. Much of the speech was dedicated to American jobs.

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 7

Why kill hawks?; Stop name-calling; Not impressed; more

SleevesUp: A new way to support the vital need for blood donations

Plenty of people let their hair down or let a seam out as they celebrated over the holidays.

A step forward for Oregon: Common Core State Standards

ANOTHER VOICE

Imagine for a moment what our students would be learning if the expectations for them did not change with the times. Oregon first adopted educational standards in the early 1900s and since that time Oregonians have understood that our schools had to continually evolve to ensure our youth are prepared to compete and succeed in life after high school. Thankfully, as the knowledge and skills required for successful participation in society and the world economy have shifted, so have Oregon’s targets for student learning.

A year of poems: Trembling on the edge of maybe, with the priests of the invisible

‘And who will tend all the fires the human spirit blazes? The world cooks by them, contends …’

In 2014 I read a poem each day.

Dear Readers: Thanks for Writing

Our Readers Write: Presenting Allen, Nick, through Zimmer-Stucky, Jasmine — Our Readers who Write, 2014 edition.

Letters to the Editor for Dec. 31

Stop the name-calling; Manhattan in the Gorge?; Calling for change; more

Don’t let the holiday blues get you down

APA and the Oregon Psychological Association offer tips to combat to combat seasonal sadness, frustration

For many people the holiday season is full of celebrations and cheer but, for some, this season can bring more misery than merriment. With high expectations of gift-giving, decorating, feasting and family gathering, feelings of disappointment, sadness, fatigue, frustration or being overwhelmed are not unusual.

Sober tips: Enforcement awaits, but avoiding intoxicated driving is the best measure

We can all find a reason to celebrate, or commiserate, at the end of the old year and the start of the new one.

Letters to the Editor for Dec. 27

Mencken and ‘The Interview’; Well-defined love; ‘Old Timer’ responds

Letters to the Editor for Dec. 24

Adult Center clarification; Slice of local life; Bah Humbug; Teach respect for police

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Wonderful Day: Recent radio play brings a new meaning to an Old Christmas classic

Hundreds of people heard a new Christmas song this season.