Tuesday, June 23, 2009

State of the State

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Gov Kulongoski warns that there are hard times ahead earlier this year during the State of the State Address

In January I was working for the Oregon Senate documenting the opening of the legislative session.  While there I got to see Governor Kulongoski give the State of the State Address.  He said that it was going to be a hard year for Oregon.  Now that unemployment has hit 14% and the state budget has been cut to the bone, I would say that so far he has been right. 

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Starlight Parade

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I know the Rose Festival is all old new, but I haven’t updated for a bit and I wanted to put up a few images from the festivities.  The Starlight Parade has always been my favorite to photograph because of the dramatic night-time lighting. 

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Friday, June 05, 2009

One more photo from this year’s Starlight Run

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

The Other Festival

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Extreme Air Dog contest at the Multnomah County Fair.

This year the Rose Festival Village opened on Memorial Day weekend.  I took my family to the other festival going on that weekend: The Multnomah County Fair, the first of the Oregon county fairs going on at Oaks Park.  There were things there that you could never see at the Rose Festival—like the dog jumping contest pictured above. 

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

the 2009 Starlight Run

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A HUGE crowd showed up to run the streets of Portland before the Starlight Parade.

Last Saturday was the Starlight Parade, the first big event of Rose Festival.  Like last year I photographed the race before the parade—the Starlight Run.  Many people show up for this race if strange costumes (as demonstrated in my previous post) but many of the serious runners come to the front of the pack at the starting line, seen in the photo above seconds before the start of the race.

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