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Posted Jul 27, 2016 at 11:01 PM

The Rob Patridge for Medford city manager saga has played large in the news lately. Our dysfunctional City Council took more than one year to finalize its choice for the next city manager, the council and the mayor are almost equally divided on that choice, and we've recently seen Mail Tribune guest editorials by insiders Curt Bennett and Jan Esquivel in support of Patridge. Esquivel even accused Mayor Wheeler of being a "bureaucrat," which is ludicrous. As an outsider and current City...

Posted Jul 25, 2016 at 11:01 PM

One way to tell when an individual has been in office too long is when you watch them do something that only a bureaucrat would do. The city of Medford is experiencing that today as I write this letter. The City Council has spent 13 months...

Posted Jul 23, 2016 at 11:01 PM

For years, our schools have taken the stance that making a living as a tradesperson or other skilled hands-on profession doesn’t provide a good living Hence, schools dropped their emphasis on vocational and career...

Posted Jul 20, 2016 at 11:01 PM

The city of Medford receives nearly $1 million with almost $3 million pouring into the Rogue Valley annually from liquor taxes. The OLCC generates over $1 billion per biennium and is Oregon’s third largest revenue source. Having a voice in...

Posted Jul 2, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Oregon is a great place to own a business; that’s why we are home to over 400,000 businesses of all shapes and sizes, including some of the largest, most recognizable names in the world. More than just a place to build your distribution...

Posted Jun 29, 2016 at 11:01 PM

As I read Monday's Mail Tribune online, there were reports of both a motorcycle fatality in nearby Josephine County and a rafting shuttle bus rollover that injured 22. According to the Mail Tribune archives, there have been 15 crashes that have...

Posted Jun 25, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Our region is home to timber, ranch and agriculture communities that have been hit hard by changing economic and social patterns, both in Medford and Klamath Falls. Even before the recent recession, our rural region struggled to hold on to...

Posted Jun 18, 2016 at 11:01 PM

In response to the June 8 letter to the editor titled “Diversity born of prejudice”: As company members of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and community members of the Rogue Valley, we stand in solidarity with Southern Oregon...

Posted Jun 11, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Mosquito-borne pathogens kill people! Roughly 750,000 people, mostly children in impoverished countries, died last year because they were infected with a disease transmitted by the bite of a mosquito. Closer to home, West Nile virus has...

Posted Jun 11, 2016 at 11:01 PM

For many high school seniors, this time of year can create mixed emotions of excitement and apprehension — as they close one chapter of their lives and open another. That's why it's nice to hear that our online public school, Oregon...

Updated Jun 4, 2016 at 5:04 PM

Endocrine (i.e., hormone) disruptors (EDs) cause or are associated with some $175 billion in annual medical costs in Europe. Figures aren’t available for the U.S. but surely are similar in magnitude. Thirteen chronic medical...

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