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Why We Need a Long-Term Highway Bill

Aug 19, 2015 4:07am

I recently used this space to highlight how the Senate has been moving more legislation than I’ve seen in the previous years that I’ve served in this body.

Eights months into this year, we’...

Heads Will Roll

Aug 19, 2015 4:07am

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Dodd-Frank: Five Years Later

Jul 29, 2015 12:57pm

When President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law five years ago, he said he it was a victory for American people. The President lambasted “...

Mary’s Meanderings

Jul 29, 2015 12:57pm

In the early 1800’s, change became a necessity after fireplaces, torches and candles and in 1859 America’s first successful oil well was drilled in Pennsylvania, making kerosene (coal oil) easy to...

Dove Hunting Tips

Jul 29, 2015 12:57pm

Hunting season always starts with a good Dove hunt the first of September, My trigger finger is already itching. I can still remember my first Dove hunt I went on like it was yesterday. Early in...

Earthquake Preparedness Important

Jul 22, 2015 4:05am

Reports of earthquakes scattered all over the globe keep us on our toes and especially when one is reported off our own coast. The Portland news media has been faithful to remind us of the...

Summer Memories

Jul 22, 2015 4:05am

Brother Jim came by this morning for one of our coffee visits. This morning our talks took us back to our younger years of growing up with Mama and wine making. No, Mama wasn’t a wine maker. More...

Pervasive Parenting

Jul 22, 2015 4:05am

When I worked in the newspaper business we had what is known as the “breakfast test”. With each article we wrote we had to ask if someone could read it while eating their breakfast. If it was too...

Mary’s Meanderings

Jul 22, 2015 4:05am

With more important things to do, it was not my intent to sit down, relax and watch TV, or my favorite time of day to do so, but sometimes my fractured back dictates what I can and what

I...

Lottery Sales Down

Jul 21, 2015 11:20am

When the state fiscal year ended on June 30, lottery scholarship revenue showed a decline for the third consecutive year.

Lottery ticket sales in Fiscal Year 2015 were $409.2 million. Most...

City Park or Square?

Jul 15, 2015 4:05am

I think I have finally found the answer to a question I have asked many times. When did the City Park become the City Square? As I was growing up, as well as the years my children were growing up...

Pervasive Parenting

Jul 15, 2015 4:05am

Everyday Konner makes me proud in one way or another (Kruz does too for that matter). July 4th was no different. Well, maybe it was a little different.

I wrote last week about ways to help a...

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