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Sustainable Energy

Hot water, lights, refrigerators, computers and cell phones are just a few examples of everyday necessities that are reliant on some sort of power source, and it’s often difficult not to take these things for granted. A look through the

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Made in Oregon

April showers bring May flowers, but sporadic patches of sunshine, warmth and blue sky remind us that the “rainy season” in Oregon will soon be drawing to a close – and that means more outdoor community gatherings, special events, and

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Titanic Centennial

April 15, 2012 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic shipwreck tragedy. The story of the Titanic has been told and re-told since 1912: The largest and most luxurious ship ever to be built in the history of humankind

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Birds of a Feather

Now that spring has officially arrived, let’s continue with the theme of flight and turn our eyes to the skies once again for bird migration season. Birds of all kinds, like these Golden eagles, will soon be returning to their

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Flights of Fancy

The desire to fly, or at least a fascination with the idea of flight, seems to be a universal human trait. Flying is often associated with freedom – birds have the freedom to come and go as they please, effortlessly

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Presidential Precedents

As the 2012 presidential campaigns continue to attract media attention, federal recognition of Washington’s Birthday (also known as Presidents’ Day in Oregon and other states) on the third Monday in February leads us to reflect upon the past presidents of

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Fashion then and now

Fashion is cyclical. It responds to the time and culture in which it exists. Fashion is an ever changing trend that will be completely different from the year before and will call upon its own past for inspiration in the

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Is it 2012 yet?

The end of every year brings the promise of a better year to come. Many begin to plan out their obligatory, “New Year’s Resolutions,” which usually range somewhere between losing weight to quitting their job and volunteering in Kenya.  No

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Other Holiday Robbery Stories

As we approach the fourth night of Hanukkah and with Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to put together the last minute touches for the holidays. Hanukkah presents wrapped? Check. Stockings hung on the fireplace? Check. Alarm systems on

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A Holiday Mystery

Ah yes, it’s that time of year again, the holiday season is officially upon us. Christmas music is playing in all the stores, Santas are appearing in every mall and hoards of people are clamoring to find the right gifts

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