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Editorial: New emphasis on physical education, forestry, are steps in right direction


May 23, 2017

Regular readers of this page have likely noticed that we strongly support providing our community’s schoolchildren with practical education for life, as well as the three R’s.

It should be obvious to anyone with eyes that poverty is not diminishing in Sweet Home. The effects of the shutdown of the Willamette National Forest to timber harvesting 25 years ago have unquestionably impacted our community generationally in education, health, social mobility, economically and other areas.

Other than the arrival of some kind of industrial opportunity that would spur economic turnaround, our...

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