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Everyone seems to agree that flying the U.S. flag and saying the Pledge of Allegiance at Oregon public schools is a good idea. But Andrea Meyer with the ACLUu did point out: “We have felt concern that this law in vulnerable to a challenge because the pledge does evoke “God” and our Oregon constitution. It has a particular provision: no money shall be drawn from the Treasury for the benefit of any religious or theological institution.” She says the State should use the original pledge which did not include the word “God.” The issue is in Legislative committee.

 

 

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Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.