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How companies deal with a fear of change

People’s ability to cope with ever-more-complex gadgets, data, machines and documents may be reaching a neo-Luddite threshold of resistance.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Safety levy would create hardships*Humans greatest threat to planet*Area senior center extends invitation

EDITORIALS

Kindergarten tests leave us wondering

The assessment is intended to show where kids are on the first day of entering the public school system, more of an analysis of pre-kindergarten education than anything having to do with K-12.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Public safety levy must go on ballot*Don't blame police for recent car thefts*Wrestling event at DHS was first-rate*No excuse for not supporting levy idea*Warm clothing drive a success*Plant employees should respect neighborhood

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Christmas Cheer makes a difference*Learn how public safety system works*Volunteers are key to tourney success

EDITORIALS

Despite loss, Ducks prove to be winners

Even in defeat, the Oregon football team made many of its supporters and others proud.

EDITORIALS

Charitable giving a year-round affair

But Christmastime makes up just a small part of the 365 days on the calendar, and the need for assistance by members of our communities doesn’t magically disappear after the holidays are over at the snap of a finger.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Political correctness spoiling Christmas*Homeowners should attend city meeting*Public responsible for crime in area

Try something new to you during 2015

REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: EMILY MENTZER

One of my favorite things about being a reporter is all the people I get to meet throughout the year.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Many helped make event a big success*Those who litter simply do not care*Avenues for dealing with city available*Restaurant a nice Rickreall addition

EDITORIALS

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

In the spirit of the holiday season, we continue a tradition we revived in 2007 and reprint this classic editorial written by Francis P. Church from the 1897 New York Sun. It is in response to a letter to the editor received from a young girl looking for answers as to the existence of Santa Claus. We hope you enjoy it.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Driving in Oregon can be challenging*Pat on the back for display appreciated*Nativity decorations become hard to find*Help during recent accident praised

GUEST OPINION

Kitzhaber’s 2015-17 budget is more than just beer money

Critics were quick to argue that it’s either too much or too little, depending on their point of view.

EDITORIALS

It’s time to resolve Perrydale dispute

Perrydale teachers have been working for nearly six months without a current contract, and it looks like it will be at least another month before they get one. Negotiations have been going on even longer, since February.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Thoughtful gesture much appreciated*Act of kindness renews hope*OSBA takes wrong stand on issue*Give retail workers a break for the holiday

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