Esquivel did the right thing

There is no one more hateful than the powerful, hate-filled homosexual lobby groups. If you dare stand up against them, you are labeled hateful.

The Democrats in Salem are going through the back door to give us homosexual marriage and calling it "civil unions."

That is so much "in your face" to the voters of Oregon. Sal recognized that and chose to do the right thing. It is never wrong to do right.

I for one appreciate what Sal is doing. The newspaper editors and others will do what they always do and that is hit and run by tying Sal in to supposed hate groups. This is pure nonsense!

Hang in there Sal, you are appreciated! — Nancy McAllister, Medford

Exercise your voice

Jackson County and cities in the Bear Creek Valley are nearing completion of Regional Problem Solving (RPS). Its purpose is to allocate growth for the next 50 years regionally instead of the usual process where each city grows independently.

The state allowed departure from planning rules due to the difficulty of accommodating growth and protecting resource land in the valley. Now approximately 9,200 acres in Jackson County are proposed for urban reserves. Over 75 percent is zoned Exclusive Farm Use (EFU). This will affect county and city residents.

Development will increase traffic, affect air quality, infrastructure and agriculture. Are you aware how your neighborhood may be affected?

Before RPS is approved, each city, the county and LCDC will hold hearings. Each jurisdiction, LCDC and other agencies must agree to the proposal.

You can have a voice in the outcome. LCDC will meet in Ashland March 19-21. It will not be a public hearing but there will be opportunities to discuss issues with commissioners.

Information about RPS is on the Rogue Valley Council of Governments Web site: www.rvcog.org. Get informed, then contact your city council, county commissioners and LCDC — remember, the plan is not final until they all sign it. — Katy Mallams, Central Point

Where's the balance?

It amazes me how "Mother gets 3 years in toddlers death" and our son got arrested for smacking his son.

One smack that left a red mark for a couple of hours. It's been two years and he still can't get custody back. He and his wife have gone through every type of counseling and therapy that was imposed on them.

But the court looks at it and says no to returning custody back to the father. And he is a good father. They now have a team of therapists and doctors trying to figure out what is wrong with the son, recognizing the son has something wrong that makes him severely violent.

Two years of hell and this woman kills her child and gets three years in prison. Where's the balance? — Dee Gilson, Shady Cove

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