The Medford City Council is right to consider paying council members something for the time they spend on city business, but that won't necessarily trigger a flood of applicants for a vacant position.
The Jackson County Library District board is off to a poor start if members hope to inspire confidence among voters who agreed to create the district and tax themselves to fund it.
Cheers — to the Ashland City Council for acceding to popular demand and voting to keep a kiosk on the downtown Plaza where local residents post notices of musical and other artistic events.
Being a commissioner in Josephine County, where residents refuse to pay for law enforcement despite the lowest tax rate in the state, has to be one of the more thankless jobs in local government.
Reasonable people may disagree on whether the south Medford interchange with Interstate 5 has been a benefit to the city or was a wise use of tax dollars.
It's a well-worn phrase, but it's true: For the price of one cup of coffee a month, you can help make the community better.
Cheers: To the Medford School District for investing in its summer school program — and by extension, in its students.
We have two words for the city of Ashland's handling of the still-evolving medical marijuana situation: Pretty smart.
Jackson County voters have repeatedly shown support for their library system over the past couple of decades, twice approving levies to fund the operations and once approving a massive rebuilding of...
Oregon might easily have joined Colorado and Washington state in voting to legalize marijuana two years ago.
Cheers — to the surge in building that indicates the Rogue Valley's economic recovery is continuing.
A conflict between the federal Title IX law and an innovative Ashland Police Department rape-reporting program hasn't blocked the program from having great success here, but it can't be implemented...
A federal program that provides free breakfast and lunch to school-age children during the summer is an important effort to make sure low-income children get good nutrition all year long.
Oregon businesses have difficulty finding qualified workers for almost half their openings, according to an annual report released this week by the Oregon Employment Department.
A brief spell of rain has given the region a respite from drier-than normal conditions that triggered an early start to fire season, but it won't last.
Just when it seems the U.S.
Voters discouraged by the partisan battles in Oregon politics may have a chance to change the dynamic if an open primary initiative makes the November ballot.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, it is tempting to treat every problem as though it were a nail.
A proposed pilot program for Oregon's much-ballyhooed Pay It Forward program would involve 4,000 students and take 10 years to show results.
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