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NBA: Can’t Portland and Seattle share a team?

Pro basketball is a passionate sport to a minority of folks. I suggest supporting and sharing an established team like Portland’s for example. Could even have a few games played in Seattle, providing the locals a team to identify with and cheer for at much less expense.


GOVERNMENT: Portland has commission system

Contrary to Brian Ebersole’s letter (TNT, 7-15), Portland has the commission, not mayor-council, form of government. In fact Portland is the largest city in the United States with commission government.

The commission form was first used by Galveston, Texas, in response to the 1900 hurricane that killed an estimated 6,000 people. Under the commission system, each commissioner is responsible for an aspect of city government such as public works or public safety.

The advocates of commission government in Galveston claimed that the city government could take quicker action to recover from the damage caused by the hurricane with a

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