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Peace Day

Friday, September 21, 2018: International Day of Peace (United Nations) Every year since 2013, on September 21, we recognize the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace across the globe. The day is dedicated to peace education, the key to reducing war, and is… Continue Reading →

MisLEAD: America’s Secret Epidemic

Lead Poisoning: “1 in 3 children is impacted by this environmental illness- 22,000,000 U.S. children today, but chances are they’ve never even tested your child. It conservatively costs the U.S. $100 billion annually, however a carefully crafted political campaign has… Continue Reading →

Opioid Northwood 2

Having found no one to take me up on my suggestion of a carpool, my poor husband was one again dragged off (protesting only mildly) to join me in tonight’s presentation, The Opioid Crisis: How did it happen, how do we deal… Continue Reading →

Tommy’s Birthday Wish

I have known Tommy for about five years. I watched him grow from an awkward pre-teen to an articulate young man. I have seen his family struggle with health issues, accidents, injuries, and death of close family members. I’ve seen… Continue Reading →

Kisielice, Renewable Energy and Veto Day

“The town of Kisielice in Poland is 100 percent powered by renewable energy sourced from wind and biomass. In recognition of its achievement, the town has just been awarded a European Commission ManagEnergy Award 2014 in the self-sufficiency category. The… Continue Reading →

Opioid Workshop – Northwood

Fighting the opioid crisis is one of my top priorities. My eyes picked up when I spotted this workshop, so, while it’s an hour away from Salem, it might be worth the trip. Anyone want to carpool? The Opioid Crisis:… Continue Reading →

Addiction

“Once an addict, always an addict.” I know, because people close to me have fought substance abuse issues. They are addicts. I spent a fair number of years of my life with someone who was an alcoholic. He was a… Continue Reading →

Farm Bill & SNAP

My husband and I are not wealthy, but our bills get paid on time. It hasn’t always been that way for me. When I was a young mom, home with a toddler and a newborn, my first husband lost his… Continue Reading →

Water Question #1

I was asked, “Just curious to know if you’re familiar with the seriousness of our water problem and what your idea for helping us correct that problem is.”   I believe we have two kinds of water concerns: 1. Quality… Continue Reading →

Gun Violence

REDUCING GUN VIOLENCE I believe that we can respect the Second Amendment rights of responsible gun owners and still reduce gun violence and keep our communities safe. Americans are 25 times more likely to be killed with a gun than… Continue Reading →

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