A view from friends in Italy
“We think there is only one way to give a strong signal, both internally and internationally; to reiterate that the overwhelming majority of Americans continue to believe in democracy..."
I received this note from two Italian friends. It reminds me how important America is – not just to us, but to many around the world. In light of Covid, perhaps a celebration of democracy could happen by July 4.
“We think there is only one way to give a strong signal, both internally and internationally; to reiterate that the overwhelming majority of Americans continue to believe in democracy, in institutions and, above all, in civilization; in civil coexistence and strong sense of community: the DP should organize a very large demonstration in Washington, with at least 1 million people and widespread participation (non-partisan). It would not be a demonstration against, but a demonstration in favor, a signal, a proof of how strongly democracy is rooted in the American society.”
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Oct. 22
Local sports round up: Week of Oct. 21
SPRINGFIELD Oct. 22
Photos: Rolling out the green carpet in Springfield
COTTAGE GROVE Oct. 22
Banner days: Catching up on happenings across The Grove
"The closing of the Village Green Resort was the impetus for taking a look back at the history and contributions of the Woodard family over these past weeks. While I learned a lot about Cottage Grove’s history in the process, I have neglected to keep Chronicle readers informed of happenings that are rippling through the Grove." ...
HEALTH & WELLNESS Oct. 22
New birth center fills health care gaps in Lane County
SPRINGFIELD – A nonprofit midwifery birth center is opening in Springfield, ensuring that a 40-year legacy of expanded birthing options will continue in Lane County.
BUSINESS Oct. 21
There’s good news for Oregon businesses
Recently, the Springfield Chamber of Commerce held its 2021 State of Business Program, featuring a robust presentation from Josh Lehner, Senior Economist at the State of Oregon Department of Economic Analysis.
The Chronicle participated in this Zoom presentation and came away with what can best be described as the good, the bad, and the ugly of our state’s economy right now and into the foreseeable future.
Spoiler alert: There is actually a lot more good than either bad or ugly.