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Three good news stories from the pandemic

Almost lost amidst the unfortunate uproar over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate are three fascinating and inspiring true stories: 1. The story of the extraordinary ...

‘Choices’ are limited; get the vaccine

Recently, we have seen significant blowback from our governor’s mandated vaccination for health care workers and teachers. The mantra of most is “loss of person...

The words of Galileo echo in 2021

There has always been a small minority of Americans whose political and health opinions were tinged with xenophobia, that were also strongly anti-science and an...

Drug treatment courts are an important tool

Adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system are more likely to have substance use problems than youths in the general population, according to a new Law...

mRNA vaccine was decades in the making

The tragedy of the infected, unimmunized population in Jackson County is overwhelming. Much has been written about the misinformation epidemic but nothing in my...

Vaccinated? No need for COVID hysteria

If you’re vaccinated, the recent upsurge in COVID-19 cases shouldn’t be fueling hysteria about the disease. And in no manner, shape or form should the progress ...

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...