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‘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...

Providence is treating its nurses unfairly

As a resident of Southern Oregon, I am proud to see how our community has come together during COVID-19 and the Almeda wildfire. It has been a challenging year,...

Ordinance would criminalize homelessness

I am a regular volunteer at Hawthorne Park. When the Almeda fire swept through, people working with homeless communities saw a dramatic increase in need: Dozens...

Tattered and torn, our democracy stands

Our Democracy stands, just as our flag was still there after rockets spread red glare and bombs were bursting in air. As then, our democracy remains fragile. As...