September 30, 2010 - Offensive women ads will not work — Skyy and Federici

By Evergreen,Oregon writer This month we have two ads that have made headlines for their controversial and utter tasteless attempts to gain attention.  One ad is the Skyy Vodka ad which shows a woman frolicking with a liquor bottle and the other is Federici ice cream which is pulling the […]

September 29, 2010 - Domestic Violence Signs Not Always Obvious

By Erika Weisensee Oregon Writer The bruises, wounds and emotional scars of domestic violence are not always obvious.  Victims often suffer in silence, afraid to tell anyone for fear of retaliation from their abusers. When victims manage to break free from the cycle of domestic violence, often they have received […]

September 28, 2010 - Balcony Girls: Cherishing girl friendships

By Sandy Coughlin Oregon author, blogger, entertainer Reluctant Entertainer If I had waited for things to be perfect 5 years ago, I never would have started a Balcony Girls group. Even though the group is different today, we still meet in my home and discuss virtues and girl-relationships, just like […]

September 27, 2010 - How to beat and survive cancer

A Cancer survivor’s story on how to beat cancer By former Oregon cancer patient I remember when I was young, listening to the grownups, especially the elderly go on and on about their health.  I would quietly think, “Puleeze!!”  But times change, and you know, now the urge for me […]

September 26, 2010 - Texting drivers who kill up 28%

Texting Taking a Deadly Toll on Roads By Health day News, Distracted driving fatalities caused by cell phone use and texting soared in the space of three years, according to new U.S. government research released Thursday.  Texting alone caused more than 16,000 deaths in car accidents from 2001 to 2007, […]

September 25, 2010 - Washington health billboard offends

By Evergreen, Oregon writer, The local Public Health District has put up this billboard in Yakima Washington to promote getting tested.  Article here.   Our quest to raise public health has been lowered to new lows.

September 24, 2010 - Portland shops mixes vintage shopping & Booze? By Erin Flesch, NEAT contributor Portland style, shopping, trends. Portland’s variety of local vintage clothing shops and second hand stores keep our shopping scene fun and interesting, and we’re happy to announce the arrival of a new addition to the mix – and this one has got a extra […]

September 23, 2010 - Lies I have told my children

By Jen Rouse The Short Years Oregon Blog . 1. We can’t afford that. (Translation: I don’t feel like buying that for you.) 2. You need to leave Mommy alone so she can work. (does reading blogs and updating Facebook count as “work”?) 3. Coffee and soda are not OK […]

September 22, 2010 - Lessons Learned From Sports

By Erika Weisensee, Oregon Writer Things I learned while warming the bench. . . . Teamwork. Self-discipline. Sportsmanship. Ask anyone  about the benefits of participating in athletics, and you may get these answers. The highs, lows and in-betweens of organized sports offer plenty of teachable moments. Take it from me, a […]

September 21, 2010 - Race for the Cure breaks new ground in Oregon

By Kelli Warner, KMTR-TV Morning News anchor, Springfield Eugene is about to experience a first. Next month, on October 10th, the Susan G. Komen Foundation will hold its first Race for the Cure in Eugene, starting and ending at Autzen Stadium.  As many of you may know, the only Race […]