Sherman County eNews #14

CONTENTS

  1. PUBLIC NOTICE. Sherman County School District Board Meeting, Jan. 22

  2. Sherman County School Basketball Schedule Update, Jan. 20, 27 & Feb. 6

  3. Sherman County Photography Club Meeting, Jan. 22

  4. What Else Needs to be Done?

  5. Sherman County eNews Editorial Policies

  6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do


1. PUBLIC NOTICE. Sherman County School District Board Meeting, Jan. 22

The Sherman County School District Board of Directors will hold a Special Board Meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, January 22, 2018. This meeting will include an Executive Session pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(b) … to hear complaints or charges brought against a public officer, employee, staff member or agent. This meeting will be held in the meeting room of the Sherman County School/Public Library. 

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2. Sherman County School Basketball Schedule Update, Jan. 20, 27 & Feb. 6

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Saturday, January 20, 2018 – Bus departure has changed for Ione to 12:45.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 – No JV games vs South Wasco here at home.  Varsity girls start at 1:00 and Varsity boys start at 2:30.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – Game added vs Yakama Tribal in Toppenish.  No JV girls game, JV boys start at 4:30, Varsity girls start at 6:00, Varsity boys start at 7:30.  Bus departs at 2:00, class dismissal at 1:50.

~Audrey Rooney, Registrar, Sherman High School, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, OR 97039

PH: 541-565-3500 ~ Fax: 541-565-3319


3. Sherman County Photography Club Meeting, Jan. 22

camera.handheldThe Sherman County Photography Club meets this Monday, January 22 at the Steve Burnett Extension Building in Moro. Meeting starts at 6pm. Everyone with an interest in photography, with or without a camera, is invited to attend and join in the fun of learning something new in the upcoming year. Monday’s meeting will include a presentation from a member of the Columbia Gorge Photography Club, sharing of “Holiday Traditions” photos and planning outings, presentations and photo challenges for this year.


4. What Else Needs to be Done?

We have been working our way to some initial thoughts for this New Year, specifically those about comparisons. Comparing how far we’ve come, with how far we have yet to go.

We learned about how we shut down our drive, energy and creativity as we achieve our goals. This is natural for us to do. And it is perfectly OK to take some time to celebrate our achievements, understanding that we are doing this by intent and not by neglect.

However, comparing our “today” selves with how we used to be virtually has the same effect as reaching a goal. There is no longer a gap to close. Our energy and creativity aren’t necessary, and we have stopped our growth. The danger of becoming self-satisfied is huge – and this may not be a positive way to look at ourselves and our world.

More productive is to keep asking ourselves, “Where do we want to be? Where do we need to grow to solve the challenges of this world?” We want to keep creating those gaps between where we are and where we want to be. The world today is full of challenges – some great, some small – and some as close as our own backyard. Each of them needs our attention, our creativity and our energy.

As difficult as it may seem right now, it is time to have great faith in humankind’s ability to create a positive future for itself. We are totally capable of creating that future based on mutual respect and compassion, and a common commitment to solving the challenges along the way. Humans are a curious lot, and love nothing better than a mystery to solve. We like finding ways to make things happen! So, let’s put our creativity and energies into creating a better world, and let us start today. ~The Pacific Institute


5. Sherman County eNews Editorial Policies

eye2CLASSIFIEDS. Please submit classified ads by using the Submit News page! Sherman County eNews publishes free Classifieds on Fridays, deadline Wednesday at 5. Include who, what, where, when, how, why… and, the final Friday date for posting your ad (shown by date at the end of the ad), contact information, under 50 words if possible, and limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome.

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES. Please submit thank you and congratulatory notes by using the Submit News page by Wednesday at 5. Express gratitude and recognize acts of kindness, achievement and service.

JOYFUL NEWS. We will happily publish notices of births, birthdays, engagements, weddings and anniversaries – with Friday Classifieds. The deadline is the same, Wednesday at 5, and must include Sherman County connections. Links are welcome. No photos. Use the Submit News page.  And then, please, send your birth, birthday, engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements to The Times-Journal via times-journal@jncable.com.

NEWS RELEASES. Please submit event and information news, meeting notices and calendar dates by using the Submit News page. Include who, what, where, when, how & why with contact or source information. As appropriate, follow up with news of event results. Links are welcome. Text, please; no posters or flyers. Keep it relevant, no longer than 350 words.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  We encourage letters to the Editor that focus on ideas and opinions about public issues and events rather than personalities or private matters. We reserve the right to change policies at any time and to reject or edit any Letter to the Editor.

  • Keep it short, no longer than 350 words.
  • Keep it simple with one or two clear points. No attachments.
  • Keep it fresh with no more than one letter per writer per month.
  • Keep it civilized, in good taste and free from libel.
  • Keep it relevant; focus on a local event, previous letter or issues of general concern – not personalities.
  • Letters must be signed, name and town. Anonymous letters will not be posted.
  • Please submit Letters to the Editor by using the Submit News page. 

SPIRITUAL MATTERS for Sherman County Churches and Faith Groups

A Friday column, Spiritual Matters is intended to welcome, inform and inspire.

First: Recognized/organized churches and faith groups in Sherman County are invited to participate.

Second: The Current Rotation

1st Friday: Wasco Church of Christ, Christian & Moro Community Presbyterian

2nd Friday: Grass Valley Baptist & Wasco Catholic

3rd Friday: Baha’i  & Kent Baptist

4th Friday: Wasco United Methodist, Rufus Baptist & Grass Valley Catholic

5th Friday [to be determined by the Editor or proposed by a participant] 

Third: Articles must be submitted by 5 p.m. Wednesday for Friday publication. Please limit messages to 300 words or less.

Fourth: Attacks on another faith, a previous Spiritual Matters article or author will not be published.

Fifth:   The subject matter should be spiritual and inspirational, calling people to faith, and may include doctrinal understandings.

Sixth:   The editor reserves the right to decline to publish articles.

Seventh: Please let us know if your group wishes to participate in this rotation.


6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

Bird.Black.EnvelopeBetsy DeVos: Common Core is dead at U.S. Department of Education

 

57.9% of Illegals Caught at U.S.-Mexico Border in FY17 Not Mexican; From 111 Other Countries

DACA Is Not What the Democrats Say It Is. Here Are the Facts.

Incoming New Jersey Governor Wants to Create an Entire Agency to Protect Illegal Immigrants

 

Court Date Set for Teen Accused of Sparking Eagle Creek Fire


 

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Sherman County eNews #13

CONTENTS

  1. Spiritual Matters

  2. Classifieds

  3. Calendar


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS 

church.family1Queen Marie and the Baha’i Faith

Most Sherman County residents have seen the beautiful coronation gown, crown, furniture and other memorabilia of Queen Marie of Romania at Maryhill Museum.  We took field trips there when we were in grade school, and heard stories about Queen Marie dedicating the Museum. I recently read  Her Eternal Crown, Queen Marie of Romania and the Baha’i Faith by Della L. Marcus.  It contains a letter she wrote in 1931 to Martha Root, an early proponent of the Baha’i Faith from whom Queen Marie first learned of the Faith. Queen Marie said:

“The Baha’i Teaching brings peace and understanding. It is like a wide embrace gathering all those who have long searched for words of hope.  It accepts all great prophets gone before, it destroys no other creed…I discovered in the Baha’i Teaching the real spirit of Christ so often denied and misunderstood. Unity instead of strife, Hope instead of condemnation, Love instead of hate, and a great reassurance for all men.”

In another letter that she wrote in 1936, her counsel would still be applicable today: “More than ever today when the world is facing such a crisis of bewilderment and unrest, must we stand firm in Faith seeking that which binds together instead of tearing asunder.  To those searching for light, the Baha’i Teachings offer a star which will lead them to deeper understanding, to assurance, peace and good will with all men.”

Through the many trials Queen Marie experienced, she found solace and comfort in the Writings of the Faith.  “The beautiful truth of Baha’u’llah is with me always, a help & inspiration.”

We all need help getting through these troubled times.  We must cling to “Love instead of hate, Unity instead of strife, Hope instead of condemnation.”

Baha’i Faith

Jacobsen’s

Rufus


2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)

REMINDERS:

We are mindful that not everyone has a Facebook page or smart phone. Some folks rely on email and print news sources. We welcome your news releases!

Free classified ads are published on Fridays. The deadline is Wednesday at 5. Please submit ads by using the Submit News page. Include who, what, where, when, & how, contact information and the final Friday date for posting your ad (shown by the date at the end of the ad, for example, 3/17), and contact information, under 50 words if possible. This service is limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome. ~The Editor   

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

JOYFUL NEWS:

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

CONCESSIONS OPPORTUNITY. Sherman County School District is looking for a group to work our concessions booth next Monday, January 22nd. The shift will be approximately from 3:15-7 PM.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Darcy Henry at 541-565-3500 during school hours. Or you can email dhenry@sherman.k12.or.us. Thank you!

EMPLOYMENT:

TEMPORARY INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT

Position: Temporary Instructional Assistant

Start Date: February 26, 2018

Position Description: Sherman County School District is seeking a highly qualified and self-motivated temporary Instructional Assistant with preferred previous experience working in a school environment. The successful candidate will support instructional and other activities as assigned for a twelve week period. This position will remain open until filled. Criminal record check and pre-employment drug testing required.

How to Apply: For further information and application materials please email Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us or call 541-565-3500.

Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FOOD SERVICE ASSISTANT

Start Date 4/2/18

Work Schedule  Monday – Friday  7:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Current Salary $11.04 – $13.74/hour DOE

Job Description/Responsibility

Sherman County School District is seeking a qualified Food Service Assistant.  Criminal record check and pre-employment drug screening is required.  Health Insurance Package is pro-rated for this 6 hour per day position.

The Food Service Assistant’s primary responsibilities include dishwashing and salad bar preparation. The Food Service Assistant must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., and must also be organized, reliable, self-motivated, capable of planning and scheduling, and is responsible for a variety of other miscellaneous duties to ensure the kitchen and cafeteria are maintained in a healthy, safe, and sanitary manner.

Application Method/Materials Required

Please submit a letter of interest, application (available from the school district) and resume if you are interested in the position to:

Wes Owens, Superintendent, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, Oregon  97039

(541) 565-3500 wowens@sherman.k12.or.us

This position will remain open until filled.

Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer.

 

TEMPORARY LICENSED HEALTH EDUCATION SPECIALIST.                       

Endorsement(s) Required:

Endorsement in Health Education is required for this position. Other opportunities may become available to increase FTE.

SalarySalary will be dependent upon start date, education, and experience.

Start Date:  On or before, January 29, 2018.

Position Description:     

Sherman County School District is seeking a highly qualified .43 FTE Health Education Specialist. The successful candidate will spend two (2) periods each day teaching Health Education classes serving 7th-12th grade students and one (1) period each day as the Yearbook classroom instructor. The workday for this position will be from 7:45 am until 11:15 am. Current paid coaching opportunities that are available at this time include Head High School Tennis Coach and Head High School Track Coach, other potential coaching and advisor opportunities may also become available.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to communicate with parents, students and staff.
  • Able to meet the individual needs of all students.
  • Excellent planning, organizational skills.
  • Qualified applicants who have experience and an interest in coaching are encouraged to apply.

About Sherman County School District:

The Sherman County School District is a K-12 progressive school with approximately 245 students, located in Moro, Oregon.  The 2016-17 school year saw the opening of a new elementary and remodeled Jr./Sr. High School connected as one modernized facility.  Criminal record check and pre-employment drug testing required.  For further information and application materials please email Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us.

Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

HEALTHY FAMILIES OREGON HOME VISITOR. North Central ESD Early Education is hiring for a part time Healthy Families Oregon Home Visitor. Healthy Families Oregon seeks to insure healthy, thriving children and nurturing, caring families with a target of reaching parents with newborns and expectant parents. We seek to enhance family function, promote positive parent-child relationships and support children’s healthy growth and development through home visiting and links to community services.
The main duties of this job will be to provide parental support and education through the early years of a child’s life so children will grow up to be emotionally secure and safe, healthy, and more school-ready. Provide parenting skills, child development monitoring, early learning activities, and linkages to community resources. High school diploma required, AA or Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Must have reliable transportation to and from worksites.  Worksite Location: Office located in Condon. Service area includes Gilliam, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties. Work Schedule: 30 hours/week. Salary Range: $14.17-$20.15 DOE. Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision and Long Term Disability. Reports to: Healthy Families Supervisor. Application Deadline: Open until filled. Please send resume and cover letter to bansotegui@ncesd.k12.or.us 877-562-3739 “The NCESD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.”

FOR SALE:

A SUBSCRIPTION to THE TIMES JOURNAL. The Times-Journal is the Newspaper of Record for Wheeler, Gilliam and Sherman counties and the cities of Fossil, Mitchell, Spray, Arlington, Condon and Lonerock. Published every Thursday by Macro Graphics of Condon, LLC, McLaren and Janet Stinchfield. $35/year in Gilliam, Wheeler & Sherman counties; $45/year elsewhere in the U.S. Contact The Times-Journal, P.O. Box 746, Condon, OR 97823-0746 or 541-384-221 or Fax 541-284-2311 or times-journal@jncable.com. 1/26

HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE & NOVELTY GIFTS. Considerately Handcrafted furniture and novelty gifts created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels. ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282 | https://www.oldwoodnbarrels.com/  1/26

SHERMAN COUNTY CLASSIFIEDS | FACEBOOK   https://www.facebook.com/groups/1680690712181261/

FOR RENT OR LEASE:

SERVICES:

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENTS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

DAM STORIES. The 60th anniversary of the start of construction and 50th anniversary of the dedication of the John Day Dam will be in 2018. Gladys Wesley, editor of Sherman County: For The Record, plans to devote the spring issue to stories about  construction of the dam and the Biggs bridge and road and railroad relocation. Did you or your parents work on any of these? Do you remember the changes in the area as a result of the added jobs? Did you and/or your family move to Sherman County at the time? Did you attend the opening of the bridge or other events? Do you have photographs of that period? You and your stories are an important part of Sherman County history. Your photos to illustrate your story will be scanned and returned. Send your stories to Sherman County Historical Museum, P.O. Box 173, Moro, OR 97039 or to info@shermanmuseum.org (with subject line Story for FTR). Questions? Contact the Museum: 541-565-3232. Deadline for submission is February 28, 2018.

PLANNING COMMISSION POSITION. The Sherman County Planning Commission has an open position for a Planning Commission Member. This is strictly a volunteer appointment. The Planning Commission develops, maintains and implements the County’s Comprehensive and Land Use Ordinances. The position is a four year term and requires attendance at regular monthly planning commission meetings. Members must have an interest in land use planning, reflect the values of the community, interpret and apply zoning ordinance provisions, make decisions and recommendations, educate the public on land use and understand the legislative and quasi-judicial process. Interested individuals may contact the Sherman County Planning Department at 541-565-3601 for more information.

WANTED:

 YOUR STORIES. Gladys Wesley, editor of Sherman County: For The Record, Sherman County Historical Society’s twice-yearly historical anthology, reminds us that the editorial team is always looking for stories related to Sherman County for future issues… stories about places, families or events. Time marches on and for the young people of today the events of the 1950s and 1960s are as much history as the late 1800s were when the historical society was started in 1945. Send your stories to Sherman County Historical Museum, P.O. Box 173, Moro, OR 97039 or to info@shermanmuseum.org (with subject line Story for FTR). Questions? Contact the Museum: 541-565-3232.

FREE:

SHERMAN COUNTY, OREGON HISTORY.  http://shermancountyoregon.com/


3. CALENDAR (new or corrected) 

JANUARY

19 Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting 10 Condon

20 Eagle Watch 9-3 The Dalles Dam Visitor Center N of I-84 at exit 87

22 Frontier Regional 911 Agency Board Meeting 2 Gilliam County Courthouse

22 Sherman County Photography Club 6 Steve Burnett Extension Bldg.

23 Statewide Special Election

24 Tri-County Court Meeting 10-2 Wheeler County

27 Sherman County Crab, Oyster & Shrimp Feed

27 Annual Robert Burns Supper 2 Condon Elks Lodge

30-Feb. 1 Northwest Ag Show, Portland

31 Supermoon, Blue Moon & Total Lunar Eclipse

FEBRUARY

1 Sherman County Fair Board Meeting 7

3 North Central Livestock Assoc. Social Hour 5 Dinner 6 Grass Valley Pavilion

5 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10-12 Rufus

7 Sherman County Court 9

7 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Executive Board Meeting 4

7 All County Prayer Meeting, Rufus Baptist Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

9 Community Renewable Energy Association (CREA) Board Meeting 10-1

10 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Mods & Rods, Custom Rides

13 Sherman County Watershed Council 8

13 Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District Board 8:30

13 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

13 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

14 VALENTINE’S DAY

14 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Group 12:30

15 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Board Meeting 10 NORCOR, The Dalles

15 Deadline for Sherman County Kids to Join 4-H

16-18 Winter Fishtrap, The New Agrarians, Joseph, Oregon

21 Sherman County Court 9

24 OSU Small Farm Conference, Corvallis

26 Sherman County Photography Club 6 Steve Burnett Extension Bldg.
28 Sherman County Board of Property Tax Appeals 9

MARCH

1 Sherman County Fair Board Meeting 7

1-4 National Association of Counties Conference, Washington, D.C.

3 Bill Flatt Memorial Service TBA Condon

7 Sherman County Court 9

7 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Exec. Board Meeting 4

7 All County Prayer Meeting, Moro Presbyterian Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

9 Community Renewable Energy Association (CREA) Board Meeting 10-1

10 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 The Roaring Twenties

13 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation Board Meeting 8:30

13 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2

13 North Central Public Health Board Meeting 3

14 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30 Senior Center

23-25 Northwest Horse Fair & Expo & Mustang Adoption, Albany, Oregon


 

Sherman County eNews #12

CONTENTS

  1. Sherman County School Basketball Schedule Update, Jan. 19

  2. Letter to the Editor: Volunteer to Advocate for a Child

  3. Where Am I Going?

  4. College Hosts University Transfer Days, Jan. 24

  5. January is Human Trafficking Month

  6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do


1. Sherman County School Basketball Schedule Update, Jan. 19

High School Basketball

Friday, January 19, 2018 – The JV Girls game has been cancelled vs Horizon Christian.  All other games for this date are scheduled as normal.

— Audrey Rooney, Registrar  | Sherman High School           

 

PH: 541-565-3500 ~ Fax: 541-565-3319


2. Letter to the Editor: Volunteer to Advocate for a Child

pencil.sharpTo: The Editor & Community

Re: Columbia Gorge CASA 

Dear Readers:

We are writing regarding our support for Columbia Gorge CASA and a request that community members volunteer to advocate for a child.  Columbia Gorge CASA serves Sherman, Wasco and Hood River counties. CASA trains and supports volunteers who advocate for children in our foster care system. Once trained, the volunteers become the court appointed special advocate for a specific child or family of children.

As your local Circuit Court Judges, we are all very appreciative of the impact Columbia Gorge CASA has on children in foster care in our counties. The advocates in all three of these counties regularly meet with the children, parents, agencies, and schools. The CASA provides information to the courts about what is really going on with the particular child. CASAs provide the Judges with further insight as to the current well-being of the children as well as the child’s needs and desires.

Columbia Gorge CASA is hoping to expand the program locally in Sherman, Wasco and Hood River counties. Although Columbia Gorge CASA is currently serving about 70% of children in foster care, there are many more children who would benefit from having a CASA volunteer. The next CASA volunteer training begins on February 22nd. The training will be one night a week for 6 weeks and involves on-line and in-person sessions.  

Please contact CASA at 541-386-3468 or go to www.gorgecasa.org to find out more about volunteering.

Very truly yours,

John Olson, Karen Ostrye, Janet Stauffer and John Wolf

Circuit Court Judges, Seventh Judicial District


3. Where Am I Going?

Here is one question that begins to surface for many of us as we find ourselves at the beginning of a new year. It is a very important question that you should ask yourself: “Where am I going?”

If you follow your current direction, where will you be in a year? In five years? In ten? And is that where you really want to go? This is a very important question, and to get the maximum benefit, you need to be honest with yourself.

Someone once said that the best way to predict the future is to get a very clear idea of what is happening now. As scary and intimidating as this might sound, we need to do the same thing in our lives if we are not happy with where we are, at the moment.

If you ask yourself this question and you don’t like the answer very much, it is important to realize that you have the power to change your direction. You can start to do it today. In fact, you can do it this very minute, if you really want to.

All that is required is that you choose to change with all your heart. Fix the vision, the picture of what you want and where you want to be, and then follow through on that commitment with appropriate actions, one day at a time.

You don’t need to know exactly where you are going or precisely how you will get there. But you do want to have a good sense of when you are moving in the right direction. And how do you know when that is happening? Slow down, take time to reflect, and ask yourself, “Does this feel right?” Then listen for the answer, and make any necessary corrections as soon as possible.

By the way, you don’t need to wait for the new year to ask these questions. July, March, September or any other day, week or month of year will do. The important thing is to ask the question! ~The Pacific Institute


4. College Hosts University Transfer Days, Jan. 24

Are you planning to transfer to a four-year university? Have you connected with your transfer institution to get started on the planning process? The annual Transfer Days event will be held at Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) in The Dalles on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Class Act Cafe (Building 1). Universities from Oregon and Washington will be present to explain their transfer options. There’s no need to RSVP. If you’d like an email reminder prior to the event, please contact CGCC Student Services by submitting an Oregon Transfer Days RSVP at this website: http://bit.ly/oregontransferdays

The following universities will be attending this year: Concordia University, Eastern Oregon University, Grand Canyon University, Linfield College, Marylhurst University, Oregon Health Sciences University’s School of Nursing, Oregon State University Oregon State University (Corvallis and Cascades campuses), Pacific University, Portland State University and University of Oregon.

Columbia Gorge Community College offers to conduct high school workshops prior to the event to inform students about the difference between traditional and transfer admission processes, and preparation. Please contact CGCC Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR) to schedule a presentation at your school.  Either send an email to soar@cgcc.edu or call (541) 506-6019.


5. January is Human Trafficking Month

Children involved with child welfare are at heightened risk of becoming victims of sex and labor trafficking. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) reports that during 2016, 86 percent of child sex trafficking victims reported to NCMEC were in the care of social services or foster care when they went missing.


6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

bird.owl3Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Duplicity and Deceit

The Federal Budget Process:  A Simple Explanation

U.S. Sentencing Commission

Paper, plastic piling up across Oregon as China refuses to take U.S. recycling

Book review: Failing states, collapsing systems biophysical triggers of political violence by Nafeez Ahmed

When deforestation begins after peak fossils, how long will it last?

Sustainability and place: How emerging mega-trends of the 21st century will affect humans and nature at the landscape level

On Watch: The Fusion GPS Testimony & U.S. Govt. Funding of Pro-Soros Media