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

One City, Many Neighborhoods

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If you cross the Marys River, bike down Jefferson Avenue or drive up Witham Hill, you will notice more than changes in the landscape. Streets, parks, schools, homes and businesses define the many neighborhoods that make up the city. Some … Continued

More Homeless, Less Resources

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What We Actually Know, What Our Leaders Are Doing After two emergency homeless shelters announce shutdowns and the League of Women Voters issues a report on the scale of the homelessness problem, the City Club of Corvallis gathers top city, county … Continued

Being a Muslim Woman in America

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  Soraya Deen is the founder of the Muslim Women Speakers Movement, and Co-founder of Peacemoms (Promoting Christian Muslim /Dialogue). She is a spiritual activist, lawyer, and author of PEACE MATTERS – Raising Peace Conscious children. Her vision is to create 10,000 VOICES … Continued

Aftershocks: Taking steps toward seismic safety

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In the summer of 2015, news of the likelihood of a catastrophic earthquake in the Pacific Northwest leapt into the headlines. Recent disasters in Chile, New Zealand and Japan reinforced the need for readiness. But since then, what have we done to … Continued