Should every US high school student have to pass a citizenry exam? An interesting debate is brewing over how informed our students need to be about state and local government: http://www.governing.com/topics/education/gov-arizona-civics-test-north-dakota-oregon.html
markwhitt posted a photo: Yaquina Head Lighthouse located in Newport, OR. I love the Oregon coast! This photograph took some patience while I waited for the storm clouds to break long enough to allow the sun to shine through and light up the scene in front of me. While I waited, a photographer from New York pulled into the turn out and we chatted for quite a while before he had to continue on his journey north. Eventually the light rain stopped and the sun made an appearance. DSC_4593A…
50 years ago, Oregon's beach battle kept sands open to everyone
50 years ago, Gov. Tom McCall visited Cannon Beach, and declared that Oregon's beaches belonged to the people. That set in motion the Beach Bill, which was signed into law later in 1967, guaranteeing public access to Oregon beaches.