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Douglas County, OR using dirty ballot tricks to finish off the slow murder of its libraries

For years, the Douglas County commissioners have reduced the budget of the county’s 11 libraries, serving 100,000 residents, and they’ve vowed to zero out its budget next year, so the library’s supporters got a ballot initiative to create a Special Library District that would keep the doors open — naturally, the county has removed all mention of the initiative from its website, using dirty …

Video explores a pristine slot canyon in the Cascades

Video explores a pristine slot canyon in the Cascades / Boing Boing “What would a secret and remarkably pristine slot canyon hidden in the wilderness of the Oregon Cascades have to say to those who first step foot into its halls?” This serene video imagines those words of wisdom. The sonorous narration by by Tish Iceton adds to the awe of finding such …