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Let's bring STAR Voting to Lane County!

Frustrated by politics? Remember, democracy has always been a work in progress. Oregon has long been a pioneer in that progress, from the initiative and referendum a century ago to the mail-in ballots and “motor voter” registration of today. Now...

 

City hall, from the inside, part two

I hear people wonder what we do all day here at City Hall. So, I thought that from time to time it might be worthwhile to give you a snapshot of what is keeping us so busy. Last week, I wrote about...

 

City hall, from the inside, part one

I hear people wonder what we do all day here at City Hall. So, I thought that from time to time it might be worthwhile to give you a snapshot of what is keeping us so busy. Jennifer is the nice lady...

 

Do we remember other fires in faraway places?

The other night it was hot. Hot during the day, hot at night. Heat seems to define summer for us, in many ways. In spite of that, after a day in the outdoors, we built a fire. A small fire. A "hat"...

 
 By Marti Gaitor    Opinion    August 2, 2018

Find me, where I have 'Ben' An introduction to Ben Gaiter at the end of his life

Hello Creswell and Southern Lane County. Martin Gaiter, aka Marti Gee, is here to discuss the things that make you go, "Hmmm!?" The first question you may have is, "I just started to get used to...

 
 By Slim Randles    Opinion    July 5, 2018

A very private American moment

We all watched as the flag came by. It was the first thing in the parade, of course. A great big one, carried by two of the kids from the ROTC at the high school. The bands followed, along with the...

 
 By Finn J.D. John    Opinion    July 5, 2018

Oregon was John F. Kennedy's make-or-break state in 1960 primary

As the 1960 Democratic presidential primary neared, Sen. John F. Kennedy was looking at Oregon with increasing apprehension. At that time, Oregon was the first Western state to hold a mandatory...

 
 By Gini Davis    Opinion    June 21, 2018

A Fond Farewell - To everything, a 'season'

In the words of author Gregg Levoy, “When you’re on the right path, the universe winks and nods at you from time to time, to let you know.” After 11 years and three months, this will be my...

 
 By Martin Gaiter    Opinion    June 14, 2018

Pondering the complexities of SLAs

Good Day! I was so ready to answer some recent questions I have received for Week Two. You have reached out to me about relationships, work conflicts, networking tips, how to get past annoying sales p...

 
 By Bill Barker    Opinion    June 7, 2018

One white hat over the cuckoo's nest

Our world is crazy. You might even call it a gigantic cuckoo's nest. But every once in a while, one of us up and flies off it in such a spectacular way that when you look up afterwards, the escapee has somehow totally transmuted themselves into somet...

 
 By Martin Gaiter    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Chronicle welcomes new columnist, Martin Gaiter Here to discuss all the things that make you go 'Hmmm!?

Hello Creswell and southern Lane County. Martin Gaiter, a.k.a. Marti Gee is here to discuss the things that make you go Hmmm!? I have spent my life building experiences in the military, the media,...

 

MAY IS NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION MONTH

Over 100 years ago, a Creswell resident discarded a two-ounce druggist bottle filled with a distilled elixir, likely a chloroform compound for toothache, produced by A.G. Andersen, a well-regarded pha...

 
 By Carol Campbell    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Preserving Old Schoolhouse links Creswell's past, present, future

Creswell Public Library and Civic Improvement Club Clubhouse, locally known as the “Old Creswell Schoolhouse,” located on South 2nd Street here in Creswell, is our only community site on the National Historic Register. When I was a Creswell high...

 

Please vote in the 2018 Primary Election Calling all Oregon voters!

Please remember to vote in Oregon’s 2018 Primary Election and encourage your friends and family to vote, too. Historically, voter participation has been relatively low in non-presidential primary elections, which means that the voters who do turn...

 
 By Verlean McCoy    Opinion    May 3, 2018

May is National Historic Preservation Month

The story in last week’s Creswell Chronicle entitled “Students tour town’s history at Creswell Museum” was a timely prelude to the recognition of May as National Historic Preservation Month. It highlighted the fact that Creswell is fortunate...

 

Vote with your food dollars

We've recently celebrated Earth Day, a day we celebrate each year with an opportunity to learn of better options to support the health of our planet. We learn about the importance of our pollinators,...

 
 By joi Ito    Opinion    April 12, 2018

AI engineers must open their designs to democratic control

In many ways, the most pressing issues of society today - increasing income disparity, chronic health problems and climate change - are the result of the dramatic gains in higher productivity we've ac...

 

Facebook's targeting system can divide us on more than just advertising

It's heartening to see, in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, growing skepticism about how Facebook handles data and data privacy. But we should take this opportunity to ask the bigger,...

 
 By Phil Barnhart    Opinion    April 5, 2018

2018 short session was perhaps the most ambitious one yet

The "short" session the legislature holds each even-numbered year is always intense and fast-paced and the 2018 short session was no exception. It was the fourth short session we've convened since...

 

When Good People Say Nothing, Evil Wins

With the recent lawsuit filed Feb. 14 against Creswell School District regarding staff and the sexual assault of a developmentally disabled child in the elementary bathroom, the safety threat of our children clearly comes, not from from the outside,...

 
 By Jim Zachary    Opinion    March 22, 2018

Sunshine always right

Open government is not a political platform. It is a basic American right. The political landscape is more polarized than ever and there seems to be little common ground for conservatives and...

 

Is sexual harassment a civil rights Violation? It should be.

If the recent wave of sexual harassment and sexual assault revelations has taught us anything, it’s that we have not done enough to end sexual harassment and gender-based violence. It has been over 30 years since a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court, in...

 
 By Eric Schucht    Opinion    March 1, 2018

Why pockets are sexist

“Hey, can you hold my phone?” Said every girl I’ve ever hung out with, ever. I turn into a walking purse every time I’m with a friend of the opposite sex. People don’t want to have to lug...

 

America through the prism of faith

Editor's Note: Local Pastor Herb Newell requested a reprint of the following analysis, published in The Washington Times on Jan. 29, as he readies for the National Day of Prayer. On Tuesday, Jan. 30,...

 

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