Current Issue

Bill Clinton was still president when Tracy Chavez was pulled over in Phoenix, Oregon. It was a minor traffic violation, but the result was a $200 fine—an amount she could not afford outright, and over the past decades only has grown with overdue fines and menace. The debt is so

A year or so ago, Randy Sparacino retired after nearly 30 years with the Medford Police Department, including serving as its chief. This year, Sparacino walked into his new office in Medford—as the newly elected mayor. During his first weeks in office, the Messenger had a few questions for Medford’s

A more shortcoming for A.I. is its “intelligence” is a derivative of its creator. Meaning: By and large, programmers are white men. As such – and as M.I.T. researcher Joy Buolamwini finds out, facial recognition software tends not to fare so well with women or with persons of color. It

Marijuana has been illegal in America for the better part of a century, and it all started in 1911, with the need for a prescription for the sale of hemp, followed by the ban of marijuana across Maine, California, Indiana and Wyoming in 1913. After that, the ban of marijuana

When some people think about dangerous drugs, they might imagine something like MDMA, crack, or methamphetamine. All of these are illegal, and you can very easily mess your life up if you use any of them. However, there are plenty of other legal drugs that are perilous as well. Most

Every single flower speaks its own language on its own, but did you know that the combination of more than one floral together can change or enhance its meaning? If you’re looking to impress your date, wow your parents, or deepen your relationship with your friends, try out these unique

When I first heard about the Brothers Reed, I remember seeing them everywhere. They booked gigs at every winery, bar, and club, seeming to be tireless. Their website (thebrothersreed.com) tells people that they do almost 300 shows per year, which is more than impressive. That hustle has made quite a

Being financially free is one of the best feelings in the world. But getting there involves tons of preparations and a lot of hard work. The goal is to make the money work for you instead of working hard your entire life for money that you forget to live. But

Ashland Independent Film Festivalcontinues their determination to provide programming at a time when gathering for movies is such a forbidden fruit. Their December programming includes a “screening” of “Love Sara,” available from December 11 – 17, and including a (Zoom) Q&A with the director. “Love Sara” is a pleasant British

You have bought a very cheap iPhone but later found that it was blacklisted. The phone couldn’t get a signal, but there are no issues with the hardware. Although this sounds bad, there are lots of solutions available. When the network provider is blacklisting the phone, this means that it

Just because you can’t or don’t want to participate in high impact forms of exercise, that doesn’t mean you can’t still get your blood pumping. Low impact exercises can still help you move towards your goals of increasing strength and endurance as well as improving your overall fitness. Below are

Online casinos are booming at the moment. Technological advancement has put access to casino gaming in virtually every pocket. Mobile gaming allows bettors to play at any time of the day without having to leave the comfort of your own home. On top of this, easy access means you can

Are you facing challenges to streamline the cash flow of your medical practice? If yes, then It’s the right time to adopt proactive strategies to optimize your revenue cycle management services. Because maxim revenue collection is essential to sustain your existence in the highly competitive healthcare industry. From collecting and

SOUND

Slow Corpse got its start in Ashland and they have been actively involved in the Rogue Valley music community for six years. They signed with indie label Tender Loving Empire in 2017 and released their first studio album Fables the following year. Composed of lead vocalist Mitchell Winters and Brenton

The Rogue Suspects truly are local celebrities for this region; they’ve been going strong for more than two decades, and they’re not bashful when it comes to listing their many credits and accolades. They’ve won several awards for their talents, opened for big names in the business such as James

I once knew some teenagers that admired my appreciation for hard rock or metal at loud volume levels despite my middle aged status. When one of my snarky colleagues at the time caught wind of this admiration, he told the teenagers, “That’s only because Alan is getting so old he’s

Beyond the Valley

Vikki Gilmore’s latest release “Doubt of My Mind” was written, recorded, and produced remotely in collaboration with Mathieu LeGuerrier, as a creative byproduct of the COVID-19 lockdown. This endearing indie-folk reverie was inspired by the hardship and universal loneliness of a global pandemic, mixed with the anxiety of self-doubt that

Last week, I received an email from Ian Urbina, and it was the first I had heard of his ongoing project The Outlaw Ocean, and the outreach of The Outlaw Ocean Music Project. Read on for some more information about this exciting effort, and episode 3 of The Weekly Catch,

Within days of Ireland’s lockdown, BBC Folk Award winner and RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards nominee Daoirí Farrell set up a corner of his kitchen as a makeshift stage and began live streaming. There was no plan to make this a regular event but with close to 2k comments and
SHARE

Home