Letters, Sept. 7
Brent Thompson is absolutely correct. We are experiencing continued sprawl here in Medford.
City planners could do better. All these single-story office buildings along Golf View Drive and North Phoenix Road could have been consolidated with multiple storied buildings.
Please, let us put this at the top of the city’s agenda!
She was not there on that day. But she might have been.
She was not shot in that store on that day, but she could have been.
My daughter lives in that town and shops at that Safeway store. She was not killed by a rifle bullet, but she could have been.
Once again, a disturbed and angry young man was armed with an assault-style rifle and lethal ammunition. He shot and killed innocent strangers, then may have turned the gun on himself.
There are others who were there on that day. There are others who were shot and killed. The names of so many lives taken in this senseless, endless carnage.
We donate at the checkout to help the victims of mass shootings. Politicians argue about more guns or less guns, or this or that solution. The flags are lowered to half-staff, once again.
But nothing changes
We recognize the names of these places. Now, Bend, Oregon.
My daughter was not there on that day,
But she could have been.
Vote for Golden
I support Jeff Golden’s re-election to the Oregon Senate.
Sen. Golden is very effective in the development and passage of legislation. His ability to work with other Senate members, citizens, and staff serves to explain his success in crafting legislation — helping to make Oregon a better place to live, work and raise a family.
A great example of Jeff’s work is the comprehensive wildfire bill. While recognizing refinements to the Oregon Department of Forestry’s map are necessary, the initiative is essential to safeguard our communities.
We face many hazards in Oregon, from floods, landslides, coastal erosion, active faults and tsunamis to wildfire hazards. It is common sense to work together to reduce the risks to property and life through land use, building codes and incentives. Golden understands the issues and is committed to finding fair and effective solutions.
Please cast your vote for Sen. Jeff Golden.
Gary Shaff and Barbara Schack