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Re.: No Love For Trump Editor: Remember the Bush-Cheney Golden Oldies: “Mission Accomplished;” an attack coming in ‘the form of a mushroom cloud;’ ‘your problem is living in a reality based universe – we create our own reality.’  Their lies and pro-business anti-environmental and anti-human health policies cost money and lives

It is difficult to pinpoint the number of visitors to the “great outdoors” each year in America. The National Parks report some 300 million each year, which include people heading out to some 400 parks, the likes of Yosemite and Glacier. But National Parks are different from National Forests, which

Re.: Our Beer Reviewers’ Pontification for Marco-Beers Charles is entirely correct! Craft brewers have wandered away from beer fundamentals and exploded their brand ranges. Even vaunted pioneers like Sierra Nevada yielded to this siren song and locals such as Caldera illustrate a special brand of madness in their 40+ named

Re.: GMOs Dear Rogue Valley Messenger, One wonders what provoked Issac Baranoff to say we are conspiracy theorists? Organic consumers like me don’t buy things like that. Mr. Baranoff’s opinion is an absurd notion, and it is scientifically incorrect. Listen to me. When the going got tough for our local

It sucks to beg. But the Messenger needs your support. Will write record reviews for change? Spare a $5-a-month membership for news coverage? Why lie? We want your money so we can write beer reviews! For the past few issues, the Messenger has been promoting its membership program. Just like

Publisher’s Note: From time to time, we simply are tired of our own voice and open this page to a dutiful reader. In the spirit of democracy, this is a op-ed submitted about Measure 17.81 by Chris Hall. In the upcoming Josephine County Special Election, Measure 17.81 asks voters about

CORRECTION: In the profile of Ted Helard in our last issue, we incorrectly identified Ted’s wife. Her name is Heather.   Re.: GMOs Everyone in Southern Oregon is appalled and disgusted by the Williams anti-science festival The Beet Goes On, who seeks a “GMO-Free Oregon,” to forcibly stop farmers from

Earlier this month, the esteemed Pulitzer Prizes were handed out for excellence in journalism. Mixed in with the big dogs and usual suspects is a small newspaper, The Storm Lake Times, a twice-weekly newspaper in Iowa. The circulation for the newspaper is smaller than the Messenger. The editor won the

Re.: Ashland Independent Film Festival What amazing coverage in today’s magazine! Very gratifying to have all our hard work recognized by the hard work of your excellent writing staff. One correction for the online edition is requested by the filmmaker of “What Lies Upstream.” The review got a little carried

Starting the day after terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center in 2001, and as the American psyche reeled from the attacks, reporter Alex Tizon set out across America to gather individuals’ stories. Along with a photographer, Tizon collected stories and viewpoints—each adding an important puzzle piece to the