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posted Oct 25

My op-ed in the Del Norte Triplicate on the urgent work we’re doing to address the section of Highway 101 at Last Chance Grade that is gradually falling into the Pacific Ocean.  Looking forward to touring the area this week with my colleague Rep. Peter DeFazio from southern Oregon.

This week, I’ll have the unusual privilege of flying hundreds of feet over Last Chance Grade with my colleague Congressman Peter DeFazio of Oregon, the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. I wish I were bringing him to see a road that has been stabilized and is

posted Oct 25

Looking forward to something unusual this Friday—a “good neighbor tour” with a neighboring congressman.  My colleague Peter DeFazio, who represents southern Oregon, will join me to visit a few critical locations in each of our districts, including the failing roadway at Last Chance Grade on Highway 101.  I’m grateful that Rep. DeFazio and I are collaborating on a number of fronts to benefit both of our districts.

Del Norte’s congressman and the U.S. representative for Southern Oregon will tour Last Chance Grade and the Smith River on Friday. Weather permitting, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) will fly over the slide prone area of U.S. 101. If it’s rainy, the congressmen ma…

posted Oct 24

RIP Tom Hayden, former California legislator, peace activist, and one of the original “Chicago 7” protestors at the 1968 Democratic Convention.

The writer, politician, and anti-war activist Tom Hayden died yesterday at the age of 76, a year and a half after suffering a stroke. Now, as they say, he rests in peace—a man who devoted his life to making the world a place where the living can do the same.

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