Is Putting a Price on Carbon a Solution to Global Warming?

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Despite tree planting programs, advances in renewable energy and appeals to use public transportation instead of personal vehicles, carbon continues to accumulate in the atmosphere. While useful for other reasons, efforts to stem greenhouse gas emissions have failed to put … Continued

Town Halls: Six County Commissioner Candidates Meet

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Seeking votes in the May 15 primary election, six county commissioner candidates will argue their cases at two City Club Town Halls set for April. The eventual victor will inherit a confluence of county problems now coming to a head. Affordable … Continued

Vital Signs 2: Healthy Relationships in Long-Term Support

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When: Thursday, April 5, 7 pm Where: Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Ave. At the City Club of Corvallis meeting on March 13, Helen Kao, MD, of Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care, and Jason Wallis, MS, of Fitness Over 50, showed … Continued

Vital Signs: Effective programs for aging adults

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If you missed these presentations, you can listen to them here: Helen Kao (23 minutes) Jason Wallis (17 minutes) As Baby Boomers enter their seventies, educators and health-care professionals are tracking the results of programs intended to help older adults maintain health and wellbeing. … Continued

Scientists’ Warning to Humanity — The rest of the story

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Note: The talk described below is available on the City Club of Corvallis YouTube channel.  When Oregon State University professor Bill Ripple and colleagues published a viewpoint article in the journal BioScience last fall — Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A … Continued

Measure 101 — Covering the Oregon Health Plan

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OREGON VOTERS will cast their ballots by January 23 in a special referendum on a health-care tax assessment adopted by the State Legislature in 2017. City Club members and area residents will have two opportunities on January 9 to hear presentations and ask … Continued

Innovation in Corvallis — What’s the big deal?

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CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE CORVALLIS ECONOMY often bring up a few key factors: innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. The community ranks among the top cities in the country for patents and Ph.Ds. per capita. And as the home to a global leader in … Continued

Roller Coaster Politics

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A YEAR OF TWISTS, TURNS AND JUST HANGING ON Almost into the year of a dramatic about face in the White House, the national political conversation still generates surprises on a daily basis. Decisions on health care, tax reform, immigration … Continued