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Posted Aug 1, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Why subsidize 'heaviers'?So, Governor Brown thnks I should pay as much per mile to use Oregon roads in my little car as those who drive, say, 1-ton pickups? Does she understand the factors that produce road wear?It’s the pounds per square inch exerted on the road’s surface by the contact patches of a vehicle’s tires. So heavy vehicles produce more road wear than light vehicles; ergo, more upkeep.I bought a light, fuel-efficient...

Posted Jul 30, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Pass 1599 in the SenateThank you to Congressman Walden for voting yes to pass HR 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. As a result, consumers here in Oregon and across the country are one step closer to a...

Posted Jul 29, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Poor judgmentObama used very poor judgment in the agreement with Iran.As a result, Iran will have billions of dollars to continue being the world's biggest supporter of terrorism. Saudi Arabia, Egypt and...

Posted Jul 28, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Medicaid turns 50July 30 marks the 50th year since President Lyndon B. Johnson gave birth to the federal and state health care partnership called Medicaid. In 1965, as today, it was designed to provide health care for...

Posted Jul 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Thanks to OCFMedford has a true benefactor in the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) and its commitment to improving the lives of our residents.In addition to other recipients, St. Vincent de Paul is deeply...

Posted Jul 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Support labeling actAmerica needs a uniform labeling standard for genetically modified organisms. In Oregon and other states, there have been campaigns to put state-specific warning labels on GMO foods.GMOs have...

Posted Jul 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Why I wentI went to Senator Wyden’s recent town hall meeting in Medford because I am concerned about HR 1599 taking away our right to know if there are GMOs in our food and overturning the hard-fought victory...

Posted Jul 24, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Deal breakerRecently I heard a radio commercial that was telling all the wonderful economic advantages we would get from the LNG pipeline. They stated that the pipeline would provide additional natural gas for local...

Posted Jul 23, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Pot shotSure, limit marijuana growers to four plants each. A proper role of government is to promote small-holders and to encourage markets that are non-monopoly and non-cartel.But why stop at growers?...

Posted Jul 22, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Prompt serviceKudos to the city Public Works Department!Our backyard backs against the Larson Creek Greenway trail. After the horrific wind/thunderstorms we had a week or so ago, part of the channel of the creek was...

Posted Jul 21, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Re-hire SwansonI appreciated our mayor's comments on Eric Swanson (MT July 18).With this in mind, why don't we re-hire Eric Swanson to do the job managers are supposed to do — manage. It would save a lot of...

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