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Region needs a pause on wild steelhead

Right now, the communities of southwest Oregon have a unique opportunity to help protect wild steelhead and our region’s world-class fisheries. Until Aug. 1, th...

Need water? First, protect the source

Here we are again, stuck in the middle of a drought that threatens famine and financial ruin. The headlines scream, “Every … Last … Drop” as we once again argue...

Tackling Ashland’s structural deficit

Along with environmental, human and cultural sustainability, local governments must also be fiscally sustainable. Otherwise, infrastructure and public services,...

Recalling my return to the world in 1966

On March 11, 2020, my wife, Liz, and I started a year of COVID isolation. If you are a fan of irony, March 11, 1965, was the day I left the U.S. for a year-long...

Vaccines are safe, effective and essential

I would like to respond to the guest opinion titled “Vaccine passports would unleash hell,” in the May 16 Sunday paper. The opinion was written by Lynn Barton, ...

Vaccine passports would unleash hell

The SARS-CoV-2 virus has killed millions worldwide and upended our lives. We all desperately want to return to normality. The current drumbeat is that vaccine p...

CASA remembers Jerry Taylor with gratitude

The CASA Board of Directors and staff would like to pay tribute by recognizing the recent passing of Jerry Taylor, who served as a mentor and benefactor to CASA...

Saving our forests, one seedling at a time

Catastrophic wildfires have become so common in the United States that we now refer to the months of August through November as “wildfire season.” Wildfires des...