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Of Results and Intentions

If it’s true that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, then it must not have very many potholes. Time and time again, we find in the public policy arena that decisions are often based on stated intentions. But when push comes to shove, the results of those decisions, policies and programs often come up short and may

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A Community-Wide Effort results in Clackamas County moving to ‘Lower Risk’

Published in Pamplin MediaGroup – EstacadaNews “This is great news for our Clackamas County residents and businesses. I’d like to express my thanks to our local business community and residents for their sacrifices as they worked to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. I’m hopeful that with our collective efforts we will soon fully reopen and get back

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Public forests should be restored and replanted.

Published in Pamplin MediaGroup – PortlandTribune We call on Oregonians to reject obstructionist efforts that ignore the trauma, suffering and future livelihoods of fellow Oregonians. Help us move forward by supporting efforts to restore and replant our treasured forests. Read more… Content credit to Pamplin MediaGroup – PortlandTribune

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Oregon’s opening process has been beyond frustrating.

Published in WSLS 10 News “We are just so done with this,” said Tootie Smith, chairwoman of the Clackamas County Board of Supervisors and a former Republican Oregon State House Representative. “There’s a huge amount of frustration that people have.” Read More… Content credit to WSLS 10 News

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