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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • I am one of many job seekers and I am dismayed by the wages being offered by employers. Frankly, it's obscene. Large and small employers alike are offering minimum wage, or close to it, and asking for top-notch qualifications. But it gets worse! These employers want you to be available for days, nights, weekends, and holidays...
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  • I am one of many job seekers and I am dismayed by the wages being offered by employers. Frankly, it's obscene. Large and small employers alike are offering minimum wage, or close to it, and asking for top-notch qualifications. But it gets worse! These employers want you to be available for days, nights, weekends, and holidays. The only heart beating in the chest of these employers beats to the rhythm of greed and cruelty. — G. Holiday, Talent
    Ms. Flowers stated in her opinion piece on Saturday, March 1, that Quakers were excused from combat because of their pacifism. However, I don't know of any Quaker businesses that refused to serve individuals who were not pacifists.
    If Ms. Flowers does know of Quakers who refused to serve non-pacifists, I wish she would enlighten the rest of us. — Mary Wright, Medford
    "A judge shall observe high standards of conduct so that the integrity, impartiality and independence of the judiciary are preserved and shall act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the judiciary and the judicial system." — Oregon Code of Judicial Conduct
    Adam Peterson is such a judge. Judge Peterson has met the highest standards of vetting before he was appointed. He meets these high standards of conduct daily as he works as our Circuit Court Judge.
    You don't have to take my word for it. Call your lawyer and ask her/him. You could go by the court to watch him. You may even take my word for it. However you evaluate him you will find Judge Adam Peterson meets the "high standards of conduct" the Oregon Code requires and we citizens of Jackson County demand. Please vote to retain him. — G. Philip Arnold, senior Circuit Court judge
    The Special Olympics Polar Plunge on Feb. 22 was a delight. The weather cooperated, there were people in costumes such as Miss Piggy, Batman and Elvis. There were a lot of smiles, laughter and hugs, and of course a lot of chattering teeth! Our Medford Volunteer Police were glad to be a part of the day. — Carol R. Russell, Medford Volunteer Police
    You at the Mail Tribune are advising people to get over the teacher strike and let it go, yet you can't seem to.
    Your "Our View" editorials are laughable with their one-sided information and viewpoints! You state in one article that the OEA is partly to blame for the failure of negotiations — get real. The OEA did nothing but guide and support Medford teachers during the whole ordeal (and continue to do so).
    The school district, along with its board and superintendent, is to blame for the failure to negotiate. They used their Hungerford Law Firm tactics to try and break the teacher's union from the very start, and only when it became brutally apparent that these tactics wouldn't work did they come to the table to negotiate in good faith. That's why they were magically able to negotiate an acceptable contract with the teacher's union in only the last two bargaining sessions after jerking the teachers around for the previous year of negotiations! You guys should really try to get your facts straight, then change the name of this part of the paper from "Our View" to the "Accurate View"! — Scott Hall, Central Point
    Don't label me an activist! Here are my labels: wife, mother, nurse, and a Christian. Genesis 1:29: God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you."
    Our seeds are being patented, genetically engineered to withstand enormous spraying of herbicides and pesticides, and disguised as a way to feed the world for the madness of monetary gain and greed. I call on Christians to ask moral questions about genetically engineered foods, then vote yes on Our Family Farms Coalition Measure 15-119 this May.
    Corinthians 3:6-17: "I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow." Seeds are God's creation. — Cheryl Miller, Ashland
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