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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • Thank you for headlining the dire problems that Kid Time! Discovery Learning Hub is experiencing! This valuable community resource is giving children, their parents and grandparents an opportunity to share creative learning. It really is a "learning hub" for family interaction, as you don't drop the kiddos off, you stay and share and are a part of the fun!
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  • Thank you for headlining the dire problems that Kid Time! Discovery Learning Hub is experiencing! This valuable community resource is giving children, their parents and grandparents an opportunity to share creative learning. It really is a "learning hub" for family interaction, as you don't drop the kiddos off, you stay and share and are a part of the fun!
    Kid Time! is where my granddaughter and I can create our own stories and learning scenarios using the intriguing displays that enhance our involvement. Whether we want to bank, grocery shop, dance or explore Oregon, we have fun and learn together at the same time. In fact, Kid Time! will soon have learning/teaching outlines for their displays to help guide us with even more ideas if we run out of our own imaginative scenarios.
    The introduction of new ideas and new experiences creates excitement and interest and is the foundation for solid learning basics.
    Many kiddos arrive at school without any learning basics, setting the stage for the entire class to slow down. Kid Time! is a perfect place to help our young children get school prepared in a most fun and creative way where their imaginations can soar. — Joy Olson, Medford
    I appreciate the Trib's editorial about the proposed road diet on Highway 99. I think a measured approach to all issues is a good thing.
    However, comparing Ashland's road diet with the Highway 99 proposal is like comparing the proverbial apples with oranges. There was and still is a split review of the diet in Ashland (I like it). But Ashland's highest speed entering the town was 35 mph, which drops to 25 quickly. I applaud Phoenix and Talent in considering this. At low speeds it works fairly well. Highway 99 has much higher speeds and many difficult right turns into the many businesses, which would slow down the 55 and 45 mph traffic considerably.
    I would have liked this proposal better if it included many options like making more left-hand turn lanes or more access from the bike path to 99 without reducing the two lanes, so I think outrage can come from initial proposals that only offer one alternative. One-size-fits-all does not engender public trust.
    I, for one, will look at future proposals with caution and attend those public hearings without outrage, but I want to encourage the powers that be to be a little more creative. — Diane M. Werich, Ashland
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