At least 10 people have been killed in the past week throughout Oregon. Officials have said more people are missing from other fires, and the number of fatalities is likely to rise, though they have not said how high the toll could go as they search. Investigators are working to determine if more charges are warranted, according to police. … [Read more...] about Portland cops: Man started small brush fire with Molotov cocktail
So how can cities protect and fortify their economic base while providing growth opportunities for those who live and work in their communities? Not by attracting large global companies (although Amazon did try in New York), due to the high cost of real estate in particular; not through start-ups, most of which fail and generate few jobs and tax revenue; and not via federal, state and local government largesse that was shrinking even prior to the pandemic. It is small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) – especially those owned by Baby Boomers – that are the best hope for urban economies to muddle through these trying times until a broad recovery is underway. … [Read more...] about Baby Boomer-owned small businesses can help resuscitate urban economies
By supporting SarahPac, you will allow Gov. Palin to help find and create solutions for America’s most pressing problems; priority number one is building a strong and prosperous economy that recognizes hard work, innovation and integrity by rewarding small businesses and hard working American families. SarahPac will support local and national candidates who share Gov. Palin’s ideas and goals for our country. A PAC isn’t meant to be a slush fund for favors and increased standing, but that’s usually what it turns out to be. If Palin is truly modeling SarahPAC after HillPAC, she’ll use it for a number of things. She’ll start by trying to gain favor among national politicians by donating to their reelection campaigns and pet causes. In her case, it will probably be Republicans that she’ll appeal to. Unlike Hillary, Palin doesn’t have a broad base of contacts, or anyone who is indebted to her (not even at home — the governor famously … [Read more...] about So Sarah Palin Started a Political Action Committee. What Does That Mean?
With safety equipment in hand, the WTEF resumed outdoor tennis in early June amid strict protocols, Borden said. All students and coaches had their temperature checked before stepping on a court. No more than four students and one coach were permitted on a court at a time. And masks were mandatory for coaches and parents, as well as for students the moment they stepped off the court. … [Read more...] about Chris Evert works to jump-start tennis at Grand Slam, grass-roots level in pandemic’s wake
"We are temporarily shutting off power for customers located in the high-risk fire zone near Mt. Hood," Portland General Electric tweeted. "We do this to protect lives and property during these wildfire conditions. We’ll restore power as quickly as safety allows." … [Read more...] about Washington ‘firestorm’ destroys 80% of small town as wildfires rage in Pacific Northwest