Recreational marijuana laws up in smoke?

During a press conference last Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer hinted at the Trump administration’s harsh stance on recreational marijuana legislation. It...

What’s in a smile? Guilty or reasonable doubt

In light of the recent emergence of the fearful and even vitriolic dark side of Lane, brought to light by the program cuts drama,...

Center Building Reunion; Part Two

Part one of this story was published in edition 25 of The Torch on May 29, 2015. She emailed me the next day expressing interest...

Respect for rights trumps governing people’s health

  Some things attract little attention or comment. However, on the subject of smoking, everyone seems to have an opinion to voice. For the past two...

Climate change is personal, eat your vegetables

Welcome back from an extremely hot summer vacation. July was actually the hottest month in recorded history. So hopefully you are wondering what you...

Administration the problem at Lane

I was asked to comment on the recent elimination of the Electronic Technology program at Lane Community College. As a manager, I have hired...

Social contract broken; Time to change how we do business

Commentary by Lee Imonen, Art and Applied Design Faculty The long-standing habits of top-down management and rubber-stamp boards have proven not only to lead to...

Kennedy not a party man; Kennedy appealed to the hero within...

This week, May 29, marks what would have been the 98th birthday of United States president John F. Kennedy. Standing head and shoulders above...

Making amends in Ferguson

Penny Scott Editor-In-Chief The rioting aftermath and destruction of property in Ferguson is the focus of a commentary by syndicated columnist Cal Thomas titled “Restitution not Retribution”...