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Greg Jayne

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Jayne: State gambling with county's well-being in casino plan

By Greg Jayne April 20, 2014 6:01 a.m.

I was sad. I was sullen. I was morose and gloomy and glum. Why, you might even say I was saturnine — if you happened to have a thesaurus handy.

Jayne: Two perspectives on how state can raise more money

By Greg Jayne April 13, 2014 6:01 a.m.

I don't have the answers.

Jayne: Since the beginning, Obamacare is failure of politics

By Greg Jayne April 6, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Phew! I'm glad that's over.

Jayne: Modern parenting might be too much of a good thing

By Greg Jayne March 30, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Childhood, it would seem, is different than it used to be. I know, I know, this conclusion doesn’t involve incredibly perceptive powers of parental observation; it simply requires contact with modern kids and an exceptionally long memory that reaches back to your own childhood.

Jayne: Problem with commissioners isn't how many, it's who

By Greg Jayne March 23, 2014 6:01 a.m.

I'm no statistician, but I'm not sure the numbers add up when we talk about remaking the Clark County Board of Commissioners.

Jayne: How does community bridge demise of the CRC?

By Greg Jayne March 16, 2014 6:01 a.m.

It's almost like the death of an old friend. Unless you don't like the Columbia River Crossing project, in which case it's like the death of that annoying neighbor who kept disabled cars in his front yard, had a gun range in the back, and liked to loudly share his love of Nickelback with the entire neighborhood.

Jayne: Senators Rivers, Benton on wrong side of bigotry bill

By Greg Jayne March 9, 2014 6:01 a.m.

The solution is painfully obvious: If you don't wish to serve gays or blacks or Muslims or hermaphrodites or druids … then don't open a business that caters to the public.

Greg Jayne: 'Straight shooter' Pollard stands at special intersection

By Greg Jayne March 2, 2014 6:01 a.m.

There ought to be a name for it. There ought to be a descriptive term for that time in life when your age and your experience and your accomplishments deliver you to the intersection where Curmudgeon Street collides with Elder Statesman Avenue.

Portland: City of small dreams and missed opportunity

By Greg Jayne February 23, 2014 6 a.m.

As any number of inspirational quotes reminds us, you must dream big in order to achieve great things. Or, as author Israelmore Ayivor puts it, "Never leave the egg in you not laid," which probably lands somewhere between inspirational and bizarre.

Jayne: Truth about Common Core probably lies in middle

By Greg Jayne February 16, 2014 6:01 a.m.

The reality of change is that it never is as wonderful nor as dreadful as advertised. Never, unless we're talking about when you finally decided to shave your balding head (wonderful), or when you got that ridiculous perm in high school (dreadful).

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