November 17, 2021

Truth and Consequences

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Headlines all across the United States have declared for months that our hospitals are completely at capacity. This has been done largely for the sake of shaming people into getting the COVID vaccine. But the reasons for the strain on our hospitals are far more complicated than that. And they are the result of deliberate public policy decisions that were…

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November 3, 2021

Standing Up for Our Essential Workers

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As chair of the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners, I take much responsibility for what happens with the county, its residents and its employees. The governor’s most recent COVID related mandates drew my attention because of their potential impacts on the hard-working people who help us provide services to every man, woman and child in Clackamas County. Of particular concern…

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October 20, 2021

Honoring our Health Care Heroes

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There’s no doubt that the past year and a half has been a challenging time. Countless families around the world have either fought off illness or had relatives succumb to the deadly COVID virus. Health care professionals like nurses have been on the front lines of that battle nonstop since the pandemic first hit the United States in the spring…

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