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Posted Sep 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The recent library district election showed Jackson County supported the Libraries For All (LFA) by a large margin, 53.4 percent to 46.6 percent, a difference of almost 7 points. The vote count was 33,852 for and 29,554 against, a significant margin of 4,298 votes. However, a closer look at the vote by precinct shows a much different picture....

Posted Sep 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

This month, the National Audubon Society released a comprehensive new report entitled "Birds and Climate Change." Like the startling, shrill cry of a bird in the forest, it should shock us all wake.Using data compiled from Christmas Bird...

Posted Sep 13, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The letter from Carolyn Shaw (Sept. 10) demands a response, as it is obvious Ms. Shaw is unaware of the scope and magnitude of the benefit Rogue Valley Manor residents bring to our area. Ms. Shaw implicitly assumes...

Posted Sep 13, 2014 at 11:01 PM

One of the most important issues facing Oregonians is future management for 2.6 million acres of O&C forests. Under federal law, these lands are required by the O&C Act to be managed for sustained timber...

Posted Sep 5, 2014 at 2:00 AM

No matter how much money we spend on suppressing wildfires, it will not prevent large-scale regional fires from occurring in dry forests. These fires are expected to occur in greater frequency and size,...

Updated Aug 3, 2014 at 2:53 AM

Well, now that certain aspects of my life have been made public, I would like to elaborate on my positions and concerns, and offer a little insight as to who I am. So, I will briefly touch up on the issue that seems to be the most important to local...

Posted Jul 27, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Recently the Mail Tribune ran an article titled "Medford council studies creating stipend." Unpaid Councilor Dan Bunn, in a quandary between his conservative fiscal leanings and the reality of public service, said,"Two weeks ago I would have been...

Posted Jul 6, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Come Election Day this November, Oregonians will have an opportunity to increase participation in elections, reduce government gridlock and give themselves better choices when they vote.

Posted Jul 6, 2014 at 2:00 AM

When he was a U.S. senator from Minnesota, my brother, Walter Mondale, wrote and passed what I believe was the first federal protection of wild rivers. That was a predictable undertaking, given our parents' commitment to our outdoor activities, and...

Posted Jun 29, 2014 at 2:00 AM

My husband, Peter, and I moved into the Gold Hill area in 1977, when our golf course opened for business, and when our son was born in 1981 we moved into the city and have been residents of Gold Hill ever since. For our purposes, it was ideal: a...

Updated Jun 15, 2014 at 2:25 AM

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