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Posted May 2, 2015 at 11:01 PM

In the myth perpetuated for decades now, the federal program known as Wildlife Services presents its killing practices that leave millions of wild animals dead every year as necessary tools to protect people, their pets and agricultural profits.And several weeks ago, Jackson County officials once again bought the whole, misleading story, voting to put local taxpayers on the hook for $61,000 for a Wildlife Services trapper for another year.At the heart of the narrative presented...

Posted Apr 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

There are many organizations attempting to take back our elections from the grip of artificial entities (corporations, unions, trade associations, “nonprofits”) and individual wealthy donors. The former injustice is from the Supreme...

Posted Apr 18, 2015 at 11:01 PM

One of us is a conservation scientist and the other is former deputy chief of the Forest Service and Siuslaw National Forest supervisor. What we share in common is a love for the great outdoors, our families, and having been intimately involved...

Updated Apr 23, 2015 at 10:37 AM

On Monday, April 6, I attended the Medford School Board meeting for the express purpose of testifying on the American history book called"American Pageant." The board was to vote on its adoption for 10th-grade advanced placement...

Updated Apr 18, 2015 at 11:07 AM

The political charge of the adopted AP United States History textbook, "American Pageant," 16th Edition, has generated a great deal of concern in our community, and I wanted to take a moment to possibly add some inside insight.The weeks of...

Posted Apr 11, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Evidence is mounting that it makes sense to rethink our streets and remove barriers to walking and biking. Local jurisdictions should take note and we should support their efforts.On average, three out of 10 trips we make are less than a...

Posted Apr 9, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth are victims of child abuse by licensed mental health practitioners who use conversion therapy, also known as ex-gay therapy.Conversion therapy is intended to change an individual’s sexual...

Updated Apr 7, 2015 at 9:46 AM

Troubled about the marijuana laws that Oregon voters recently passed? You are not alone."Going to Pot," a new book by authors William J. Bennett and Robert A. White, pushes back persuasively against arguments used by marijuana advocates to...

Posted Apr 4, 2015 at 11:01 PM

In his March 26 article “$15 minimum wage bill dead in Oregon Senate,” Greg Stiles reports on what 15 Now Oregon has known all session. Since we first contacted Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, in December 2014, he has said...

Posted Apr 2, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Like the taste of honey? Interested in beautiful gardens? Do you like to eat fruits and vegetables? So do some Phoenix Oregon residents who think helping Phoenix steer toward applying for a Bee City USA designation is a partial means...

Posted Mar 30, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Martin Luther King Jr. once related that “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others”. For over 30 years, in Southern California, I answered that question by combating the illegal marijuana...

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