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A friend of mine works as a forester. He was recently on the job near Cave Junction when a man come out of the woods and demanded the crew vamoose or he’d get his gun. They didn’t leave and he made good on his threat, chasing the foresters off with

Re: Junk Science The last issue of The Rogue Valley Messenger contained an article by a quack calling himself a “naturopathic physician,” who absurdly advocates “[deciding] on two vegetables to consume—of two different colors“—what? WHY? This makes no logical sense. The quack continues to advocate “two handfuls of raw nuts”—wouldn’t

  Mary Poppins was onto something. And we don’t mean dancing with cartoon animals. That’s definitely a red flag of some sort. We mean the whole spoonful of sugar making the medicine go down. It’s something we think about a lot here in the newsroom at The Messenger as truth—what

  In yet another example of last-ditch desperation to avoid progress, the Grants Pass City Council is currently drafting a law that would ban outdoor marijuana growing. Considering the region’s continuing political slide into being a forested version of Mad Max, that would essentially make it the only law in

Re: Universal Background Checks I wanted to write and say good on Governor Kate Brown for signing universal background checks into law. But it’s a long-overdue, common sense move with strong popular support. Will that alone put an end to America’s epidemic of gun violence? Obviously not. But we should