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HAWAII CANCELS ITS “ALOHA!” WELCOME

HAWAII CANCELS ITS “ALOHA!” WELCOME

(Updated July 13, 2020) Follow this five-step plan and you, too can “win” a one-year stay on Hawaii with “free room and board.” First, Pick an island, any island that normally welcomes tourists. Second, book a flight to and a hotel room on that island. Third, take the flight. Fourth, check into the hotel and …

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WILL THE CORONAVIRUS DOOM ONE OF OREGON’S “FOUR FOOD GROUPS” TO EXTINCTION?

WILL THE CORONAVIRUS DOOM ONE OF OREGON’S “FOUR FOOD GROUPS” TO EXTINCTION?

After moving to Eugene in January of 2017 I jokingly told friends from California (and elsewhere) that I had discovered that Oregon had “Four Official Food Groups”: Beer (locally brewed and served in brewpubs and sold in bottles in stores) Wine (a shop near my home carries 500-plus Oregon Pinot Noirs) Coffee (no, Seattle doesn’t …

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THE DAY MOUNT ST. HELENS BLEW ITS TOP

THE DAY MOUNT ST. HELENS BLEW ITS TOP

Forty years before, almost to the minute, that this article was posted on Tales Told From The Road, Mount St. Helens, a “dormant” volcano in Southwest Washington, blew its top. If, like my best friend, Bill, I had still been residing in or around my old hometown of Seattle, perhaps I might have heard the …

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