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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...

In-person instruction is vital

I read with great disappointment the recent comments by John Larson, president of the Oregon Education Association, the union representing 44,000 Oregon teacher...

Fire prevention: requiem for the manzanitas

I live near the south end of Ashland, not far from the edge of Siskiyou Mountain Park. Like everyone in town, I'm terrified at the thought of fire roaring out o...

Conservation is key to fisheries' future

For 40 years I have spent my career fishing the waters of southwest Oregon. From the Rogue River near my home in Central Point to the rivers of the Wild Rivers ...

After COVID, bring back 'Cal's Bookmarks'

When we remove nostalgic and personal touches from public institutions, we remove the very soul of them that attracts people there in the first place and contin...