As a forester, I want and need to see and understand the reasons for cutting trees, before I can agree and/or recommend a forest restoration project on National Forest System Lands. That’s why, when I retired a few years ago, I began to attend and participate in the Hood River Collaborative Stewardship Crew meetings and field trips.
We are Oregon gun owners, sportsmen, hunters and outdoorsmen. We believe in common sense efforts to reduce gun violence and promote gun safety. We strongly support legislation to require universal background checks when purchasing a firearm.
2013 ag report
Despite some unique challenges cropping up the past 12 months, Oregon agriculture generally remains in great shape and is poised to do well again in 2014, according to Katy Coba, director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 15 passed a bipartisan bill that funds the government for the remainder of the year. Walden supported this plan, and released a statement:
The American Lung Association recommends that all homes be tested for radon
The winter can be a dangerous time of year for people living with high levels of radon in their homes. This time of year, radon levels can soar as residents keep their windows closed and spend more time indoors.
A national petition having gone viral garnering more than 600 signatures (http://chn.ge/1aua7js), highlights a concerted effort by clinicians, patients and advocates who are asking a subcommittee of the Oregon Health Authority’s Health Evidence Review Commission to allow Oregon Medicaid to cover diagnosis and treatments for fibromyalgia. Oregon is the only U.S. state that excludes Medicaid coverage of fibromyalgia.
It is the beginning of the New Year, 2014. I watch you as you board your school bus on this cold January morning. I am filled with precious memories of our family time in the last weeks of December. Like a lot of other families, we gave gifts to each other. I had this dream that I would find the perfect gift for you both. In the dream, as you open it, out bursts a light cloud that fills your lungs as you look inside. You breathe in this gift — and it miraculously offers you the promise of a long and healthful future. It is the gift of a healthy, life-giving planet.
A note to me from my pal who flunked spelling said: “Bil, I hait polly ticks!” Polly ticks? Would that be Parrot Parasites?
Two-thousand thirteen has been a banner year for Columbia Gorge Community College. Most significantly, the culmination of over seven years of hard work by faculty and staff has finally paid off with CGCC achieving independent accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
On Dec. 14 it will have been a year since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
And the walkin’ man walks …”
It’s shopping season! Experts predict that we’ll buy $602 billion worth of new stuff in the United States during November and December.
Thank you for joining us today to honor our veterans for their selfless service to America.
In the days leading up to and including Veterans Day, I will have the privilege to connect with Oregon’s veterans at parades, pancake breakfasts, and ceremonies across the state.
This has been quite the year for changes in Oregon’s higher education system. As members of the House Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee we have been closely involved with the structural realignment of higher education. For the Gorge this means we are well prepared to take advantage of this new structure.