Posts Tagged ‘Cascadia’

Death Sentence for Sea Lions

I have commented before here on the plight of the Columbia River sea lions.  Despite the fact that they are a natural part of the wildlife that appears on the Columbia River, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has found it necessary to kill some of the sea lions around Bonneville Dam because they […]

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Fixing the Newspaper Websites

One function of a newspaper used to be to edit copy. The newspaper never tried to print every single letter to the editor. Nor should they try to publish every comment made online. If the editors wold actually “edit” then the online publication would be much better for it.

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Poor Solutions for Growth

Currently, the Washington Legislature is working on a long-range plan for Washington State Ferries for the next 25 years.  The state ferry system acts as the primary means for commuters, residents, and commercial traffic to cross Puget Sound from the quarter of the state that comprises the Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas to the Greater Seattle […]

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The P-I: Attachment to Institutions

It has taken me a couple of days to get the courage up to write this. The day that the Seattle P-I published it’s final newsprint edition forever on Tuesday, I admittedly had a fairly emotional reaction to the whole thing.  In fact, it took me until the next day to actually open it up […]

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Weekly News Roundup 2/1/09

OK, so I didn’t save a lot of interesting stuff this week, but I’ll give you a few things from the files: Winners Americans.  Whether you like or dislike Barack Obama, he is at least jumping in with both feet and starting to get to work.  Hopefully, the results will match the hype. Hikers and […]

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Weekly News Roundup 1/25/09

Another week has gone by — it’s time to go over a few of the stories that made it more colorful: Supporters of the University of Washington Football Team are behind a plan to spend $300 million on renovating the 88-year-old Husky Stadium.  Half of the money would be raised by the University from among […]

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Weekly News Roundup 1/18/09

This week I am starting a project that I have wanted to do for a while.  There are lots of stories out there that I would like to comment on, but don’t quite seem to measure up to needing a whole blog entry at the time.  Besides, I wanted a way to make sure I […]

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Emergency Preparedness in our Region

A couple of weeks ago, there was an unusually large amount of snow on the ground all over Cascadia.  That in itself is not news.  We were all inconvenienced, but we all collectively made it through without too much damage.  A few weeks later, we are all doing just fine and the big accumulation of […]

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The Freightliner Cascadia

Freightliner Trucks have been produced in the Portland area since 1947.  So when I heard that the company would be naming their latest truck model the “Cascadia” I was thinking about just how appropriate that was.  A great new model of truck, named after the great region where it is produced.  This recently came back […]

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Snow Day

By now, most of us in Cascadia are experiencing some of the worst Winter weather since any of us can remember.  I would normally be at work right now, so the experience is something like the rare day when we didn’t go to school because of the snow.  Even though you have been at home […]

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