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PORTLAND COMMISSIONER IS DEAD AT 61

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Nicholas "Nick" Stuyvesant Fish
(September 30, 1958 – January 2, 2020)
 

Nick Fish served as a Commissioner of Portland, Oregon from
2008 to 2020. A
Democrat, Fish worked with Portland Parks &
Recreation
, the Portland Housing Bureau, and the Bureau of Environmental Services.

Fish was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2017. On December
31, 2019, Fish said he was no longer able to carry out his work
as a commissioner and announced his plan to resign upon the
election of a successor.Two days later, Fish died at his home in
Portland while surrounded by his family.


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DETENTE ENDED ON THIS DAY IN 1980

Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
U.S. Pres. Jimmy Carter (seated left) and Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev signing the SALT II treaty in Vienna, June 18,
1979.


On January 2, 1980, in a strong reaction to the December 1979 Soviet
invasion of Afghanistan, President
Jimmy Carter asks the Senate to
postpone action on the SALT II nuclear weapons treaty and recalls
the U.S. ambassador to Moscow. These actions sent a message that
the age of détente and the friendlier diplomatic and economic relations
that were established between the United States and
Soviet Union
during President
Richard Nixon’s administration (1969-74) had ended.

Carter feared that the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, in which an
estimated 30,000 combat troops entered that nation and established
a puppet government, would threaten the stability of neighboring 
strategic countries such as Iran and Pakistan and could lead to the
USSR gaining control over much of the world’s oil supplies. The
Soviet actions were labeled “a serious threat to peace” by the
White House.

U. S. President Jimmy Carter and Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev shake hands after signing the SALT II Treaty in Vienna. (Getty)
President Jimmy Carter and Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev shake hands after signing the SALT II Treaty.


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