The 1994 Northwest Forest Plan was greeted with great political fanfare.
and Luke Robison
To fix our health care system, we need to improve health care for each person, improve health for the community and lower cost at the same time.
Oregon's 10-year-old Cultural Tax Credit will sunset this year unless our legislators renew it. It would be a shame for this pioneering Oregon policy to expire.
As a nurse, I have seen too many patients suffering from smoking-related conditions like lung cancer, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema.
During challenging financial times, if you knew you could get almost 10 times your investment in one year, would you make a sacrifice to ensure that would happen? That is the question the Jackson...
A woman is threatened with violence, victimized during a sexual assault, or pursued by a stalker. She needs a safe place to go, with trained staff that can help her.
As I sat through the city of Ashland's social service grant process last month, I heard, over and over, questions about staff salaries.
Oregon's population is aging, but our long-term care system is not keeping up with the needs of our residents.
The VOW to Hire Heroes Act was passed in November 2011 as a nationwide effort to better assist servicemen and women in obtaining jobs after discharge.
and Ed Begley Jr.
As a retired teacher (albeit from our neighboring state to the south), I understand too well the sacrifices teachers make, and why they and many more Oregon public employees are intent on defending...
Back when the United States was promoting settlement of the West with land grants, homestead acts, donation claims and other giveaways, the government made a deal with a railroad company.
Richard Louv, author, public speaker and co-founder of the Children & Nature Network, coined the term "nature-deficit disorder" to describe the negative consequences of children moving indoors and...
Children living in poverty and English as a Second Language students are not successful in the standardized classroom across the United States, including right here in Medford.
If you value the forests and watersheds of Southern Oregon, flying in or out of Medford can be a depressing experience: With a few notable exceptions, the landscape looks like a patchwork quilt of...
A healthy forest, fire protection and jobs are all things we want to see in our community. The Bybee timber sale project has been designed to do these things, and more.
I have been a special education teacher for more than 20 years. I have dealt with every type of handicapping condition and have taught all subjects.
I have been a small-scale miner and gold prospector for 12 years, and I'm a member of the Northwest Mineral Prospector's Club, a nonprofit organization with more than 600 members.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and California Gov. Jerry Brown are both determined to improve education for all their states' schoolchildren.
As a little girl in the '40s when my dad was commanding a submarine in the Pacific, I dreamed of being just like him, even hoping to command a ship.
As severe weather grips the nation, especially Superstorm Sandy, public acceptance that the planet is warming and humans are responsible increases.
I like to think I'm a fairly normal person. And I've always believed that normal people don't go around carrying a gun.
If someone lies to you 97 times out of a 100, will you continue to believe them? In the children's tale "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," no one believed the boy after he lied just two times.
Most of us would like to think we'd intervene immediately if we saw a child being abused. Unfortunately, psychologists report that what we think and what we'd actually do are very different things.
Whether you're a gun-rights advocate or not, there's little room for debating Second Amendment rights.
On Christmas Eve our son, Neil, came home for Christmas. We hadn't seen him since he graduated from Special Forces training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina last year.
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