Last year I had a discussion with a professor from the University of Oregon which turned to why many Oregon schools seem to be in disrepair. The analysis I got was that the lumberjacks weren't terribly supportive of education.
That conversation came to mind this morning as I drove past a warning sign on US 30 near St. Helens, Oregon. It read: "CAUSION -- WATER ON ROAD."
Maybe my friend had it pegged all along.