September 14, 2020

Working to Ensure Washington County’s Autonomy

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It was recently announced that Multnomah County will be taken off of the state’s COVID-19 watch list. Multnomah County had been on it since July 30, meaning that its businesses and residents faced additional restrictions for about a month. While it’s good for Multnomah County that it’s being taken off of the watch list, the fact that it was ever…

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September 10, 2020

What it Takes to Build a Community

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I’ll admit that I didn’t know what to expect when I first started using the Nextdoor app for Aloha. Internet technology has certainly made the world a smaller place. But I’ve also seen it cause division and distance between friends and family members. Instead, I ended up being amazed at the camaraderie I saw people have in their own individual…

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August 31, 2020

The Wrong Tax at the Wrong Time

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This article was recently published on The Oregonian’s website about a debate that took place August 12 at the Westside Economic Alliance between Metro officials and opponents of a proposed $7 billion measure that will be on your ballot this November. The $7 billion would be funded by a permanent payroll tax on employers in the Metro area that includes…

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