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Posted Aug 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Viewing news reports from various local news and TV stations has convinced me that most reporters have been unaware of both sides of the destruction of Fielder Dam.For several years, Bob Hunter and private environmental groups Geos, Water Watch and River Design have been working feverishly to obtain permits to remove two small dams upstream, then an 11-foot dam at Wimer and finally the 19-foot Fielder Dam (as well as Savage Rapids and Gold Ray large dams). It appears that in their...

Posted Aug 24, 2015 at 11:01 PM

This retired educator was pleased to read your front page story, "Engineering, technology programs to be offered." (Aug 20) It is always good news when our schools promote educational excellence, and design programs to meet the needs and...

Posted Aug 22, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Last year, when I was knocking on doors and introducing myself to my potential constituents as I was attempting to get elected to the City Council, I would ask people what the main issues they see facing our city. In my west Medford neighborhood,...

Posted Aug 22, 2015 at 11:01 PM

About 20 minutes ago, I was ushered into a small room, with brown walls and a shiny linoleum floor with a cushioned bench bolted into it. There is a camera high in the right corner of this room, so my every move can be kept track of. There is no...

Posted Aug 17, 2015 at 11:01 PM

To appreciate the intricate details of the controversy surrounding the construction of a liquefied natural gas export terminal in Coos Bay, it is necessary to understand some basic geologic concepts and terminology.The oceans and...

Updated Aug 15, 2015 at 11:31 AM

Recently, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, of which Pacific Power is a part, was the first energy company to sign the American Business Act on Climate Pledge in a ceremony at the White House. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Alcoa and others joined in this...

Updated Aug 15, 2015 at 11:23 AM

Kathryn Schulz of The New Yorker Magazine has started a national conversation on the perils of a potential Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake in the Pacific Northwest. Schulz’s 6,000-word article titled “The Really Big One”...

Posted Aug 13, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Clean air is essential to the Oregon way of life. So is a transportation package that guarantees reliable roads and access to transit. Oregonians should not have to choose between the two, but this past legislative session, they were pitted...

Posted Aug 8, 2015 at 11:01 PM

I am Dick Gordon and I am elected to serve on the Medford City Council by the residents of Ward 1. One of my priorities is to ensure that taxes and fees imposed by the city are only those necessary for continued efficient operation of city...

Posted Aug 8, 2015 at 11:01 PM

There are so many questionable assertion’s in Tim Palmer’s recent guest opinion about Oregon’s forest practices that’s it’s difficult to know what to rebut ("Forest Practices Act can (but doesn't) do the job,"...

Posted Aug 3, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The realist's argument for the Iran nuclear agreement is that it is the least bad deal that a conflict-weary America could secure. Now, with the nuclear issue parked (at least for a decade), we can get down to the business of strengthening...

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