SW Portland's Opinions

May 01, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Kelsey O'Halloran
'Destroying Portland one neighborhood at a time' We recently received a hand-addressed letter from Renaissance Homes, asking us to contact them to discuss selling our home to Renaissance. This…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Ann Lininger is a state representative, attorney, debate coach and the mother of two kids in Oregon public schools.
May 01, 2015

My View: Three steps to better school funding

by Ann Lininger
I spent a recent Saturday helping at a debate tournament at Lake Oswego Junior High. Student debaters spoke on topics like “truth” and whether “a just government should provide food security to…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Rod McAfee and Linda Neale visit Hatt Butte.
May 01, 2015

Making Meaning: Linda Neale looks past spiritual 'debris'

by Jennifer Brownell
Co-founder of Southwest Portland's Earth and Spirit Council goes beyond religious and cultural dividers to honor the Earth The first time she met Rod McAfee, the man who would become her…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Heather Rocklin and her daughter, Piper, practice meditation at Kadampa Buddhist Center.
April 01, 2015

Meditating to transform the mind

by Jennifer Brownell
At a Southwest Buddhist center, a local mom is 'making meaning' through meditation Heather Rocklin offers a warm smile and greeting as she answers the door of Kadampa Buddhist Center at 3635…

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