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A few days before Halloween, on a sunny Sunday afternoon, with the autumn leaves blazing red and orange, the Messenger’s Board of Directors gathered for its first strategic meeting. (In case we haven’t hit you over the head with it, the Messenger became a nonprofit this summer.) The strategic meeting

Re: An Interesting Opposition to LNG Pipeline The letter from Gregg Marchese is ostensibly about the Jordan Cove Energy Project, but one of the five paragraphs in his letter (Messenger, October 26) is entirely dedicated to bigotry and hatred, specifically anti-Semitism. He describes Gary Cohn, an advisor to President Trump,

A year ago, according to most pundits and predications, Hilary Clinton was skating on her way to becoming president. There are many alternate realities that would have evolved from that result. Instead, it has been a challenging 12 months for many Americans, and one defined by strife and strident tweets.

An Interesting Opposition to LNG Pipeline (re.: Messenger’s publisher note opposing the Jordan Cove Energy Project) This is a decent summary of a complex topic and elaborate history. Of necessity much could not be said, such as the many other environmental concerns, the issue of jobs (to dismiss them as

This Halloween the scariest monster in southern Oregon is the LNG pipeline. Like a zombie that won’t die, the proposed pipeline continues to come back again and again, even though the townspeople vanquished it repeatedly. The proposal is to place pipeline that will run diagonally all the way from the California

Re.: Mark Scarpaci’s book, “Wrigley Sanders” I am a Cleveland Indians fan but I bought this book from Mark at some art fair. I was mostly doing it to support some local writer. I am really not much of a baseball fan. But… I like a good novel. So I

RE: Response to Nazel Pickens letter (Antifa) In the last issue of the Messenger, Nazel Pickens wrote a letter regarding his interaction with folks at Johnny B’s about a band named The Mentors. Straying from the primary content of his letter I’d like to correct something he wrote. He wrote that Antifa is

The 2017 Third Oregon Climate Assessment Report concludes: “Oregon is warming and the consequences are, and will be, notable.” No shit.   This summer, nearly two dozen forest fires are still burning in Oregon, and some 400,000 acres in the state, from the Columbia Gorge to the California border, have

RE: Our Music Editor There is a LOT of music he isn’t fond of and likes to describe in rude comments, which is why I don’t bother to read his columns. Rather than “Music Editor” perhaps he should be retitled “Only Specific Kinds of Music Editor.” Maureen Soar   RE.:

Last week, Southern Oregon University announced that the new athletic pavilion will be named after the DeBoer family—as in, the family that founded and owns Lithia Motors. In 1946, in the years before car culture really expanded throughout the United States, Walt DeBoer founded the company. They only sold 14