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Posted at 11:01 PM

It’s a simple question: Should the Coquille Tribe be allowed to build and operate a Class II casino In Medford? The answer is just as simple: no. If you’re reading this, you probably already share that opinion, but your wishes and the wishes of the vast majority of the people in the Rogue Valley are in imminent danger of being ignored. Why shouldn’t the casino be allowed? It’s against the law. The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act...

Posted at 11:01 PM

Tonight, children in Oregon’s foster care system will sleep on cots in state offices. Others will sleep in motels, supervised by caseworkers. For some, this has been the situation for weeks. The lack of foster homes and therapeutic...

Posted Aug 20, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Rural residents. Low-income households. Young people. The elderly. People with disabilities. Veterans. Communities of color. These are some of the people who need to be considered when Oregon’s policy makers — Republicans and...

Posted Aug 15, 2016 at 11:01 PM

I was more than slightly dismayed at reading the recent Since You Asked article in which the reader asked, "I've fished at all the lakes in Southern Oregon and can't for the life of me understand why Jackson County or the Marine Board or somebody...

Posted Aug 13, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Last Friday, Oregon unexpectedly lost one of its best. Sen. Alan Bates died suddenly along the banks of the Upper Rogue River, following an afternoon of fly fishing with his son. Alan was, first and foremost, an accomplished physician. He...

Updated Aug 12, 2016 at 12:46 PM

Long before I had ever heard of Black Lives Matter, viewed their website, and worn the T-shirt, I experienced why it matters: In 1968 in Texas, as a brand new teacher, I stepped into my first classroom of 34 students, the majority of whom...

Updated Aug 12, 2016 at 12:45 PM

Late Friday afternoon, Aug. 5, the Bureau of Land Management announced a Record of Decision for their Resource Management Plan, adopting their Final Environmental Impact Statement. Late Friday announcements are great media timing when you...

Posted Aug 6, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Two years ago I left my home state of Oregon and moved to Orlando, Fla., where I am living near my daughter, who is lovingly caring for me, her 83-year-old mom. Next door lived a kind, loving young man who decided I would be a new friend and...

Posted Aug 1, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Editor's note: This letter was sent last week to Medford Mayor Gary Wheeler and the other members of the Medford City Council. We respect each of you as individually elected officials and the commitment you have made to serve...

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...

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...

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