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Posted Aug 1, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Sen. Ron Wyden's Medford town hall July 19 was like a drug and alcohol party: felt good and fun at the time, but nauseous afterward.It was a posturing performance by Ron Wyden. He tried to be funny, charming, polite and caring, and some in the crowd clapped and laughed at the appropriate times. That was disappointing to me.Wyden was a rare Democrat who sponsored a law that will do so much devastation in the near and far future that we can scarcely conceive of it now. He was a...

Posted Aug 1, 2015 at 11:01 PM

When it was widely and erroneously reported the City of Medford was considering breed-specific dog legislation, I thought I had seen the ultimate in citizen involvement and public debate. That however, proved to be merely an...

Posted Jul 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

At the July 16 council meeting, the Medford City Council formally initiated the legislative process to draft rules regulating commercial marijuana activity. At this time, I think it would be helpful to summarize the council’s position thus...

Updated Jul 18, 2015 at 11:06 AM

As Medford’s mayor, I am very proud of our city. We have accomplished or are accomplishing many projects and activities due to our ability to budget well and use wisely the tax dollars we received from various sources.Our city has...

Updated Jul 13, 2015 at 10:50 AM

Much attention has been given to Oregon's federal forests and their multiple uses, from the spotted owl controversy of the 1980s, to the hard-earned restoration of salmon spawning habitat, to the O&C debate. Yet 38 percent of Oregon forests...

Posted Jul 11, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Evelyn Roether in her June 28 Guest Opinion presents an either/or choice for the BLM’s proposed Land Management Plan. For her it is either recreation or clear cuts. She posits the wrong choices. The right choice is either pure recreation...

Posted Jul 11, 2015 at 11:01 PM

I’ve been coming across more and more members of our community who have had the recent pleasure of experiencing what one of the best towns in Oregon — Bend — has to offer . Sadly, it’s left them asking the same...

Posted Jul 4, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Big-time mining could change the face of some of our most iconic Oregon rivers. Large mines have been proposed for years in the Rough and Ready Creek area and now a foreign mining corporation proposes test drilling for nickel in the beautiful...

Posted Jul 4, 2015 at 11:01 PM

It is fire season, and dry forests like the Buckskin fire near Cave Junction were born to burn. While it is understandable to get caught up in hyperbole over fire, given it affects us all, we would like to offer an ecological perspective on fire...

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