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LETTERS: August 31st Issue
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.:
DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER: What’s In A Name?
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
DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER: Veto Governor Brown’s Veto
For the past few years, the Holly Theater in Medford has been raising funds, with the looming promise to restore a grand theater back to glory—and then some. Early last week, that promise seemed to continue to inch towards reality, with a Walk of Fame style event recognizing their major
LETTERS: August 17th Issue
RE.: Weed Laws Vice laws are, in general, dumb, good for nobody, and strips liberty from people that are supposed to be “free.”. Demetri Stewart With Session as AG, I wish them the best of luck. He’s returning us to the 80s ‘Just Say No’ days. While it’s legal
DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER: What Can Cannabis Do For YOU?
Let’s start obvious. Tax money. Cannabis in Oregon is taxed on the absurdly heavy side (20 percent) and as other states legalize, it will be unsustainable. But hey, we’re trying to get our foot in the door and when we hear that 40 percent goes to the common school fund,
LETTERS: August 3rd Issue
RE.: An Elegy: Felsen’s Beginnings Were Narrowly Avoided Tragedy Great band! Found Andrew and Felsen through a friend in the East Bay several years ago and really dig his music. I mentioned to him how they remind me of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker on certain songs, turns out he had
DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER: Horse Sense
Horse Sense In the final race of the day on July 9 at Grants Pass Downs, the horse Storm on the River charged down the final stretch of the track and opened up several lengths of space for a come-from-behind win. It was an exciting race, but perhaps most curious,
LETTERS: July 20th Issue
RE: Climate Change About little are climate scientists more confident than that global warming is happening at an alarming rate and that human-induced emissions of climate pollution is responsible. This phenomenon poses an existential threat to humanity because climate projections suggest greenhouse gas emissions may dramatically compromise not only global natural
DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER: Who’s To Blame?
Who’s To Blame? In last issue’s Publisher Note, we wrote about the recent con by which Southern Oregon University was scammed of $1.9 million when someone or persons apparently requested funds wired to a bank account as partial payment for construction of the school’s new gym. In the column, we
LETTERS July 6th Issue
RE.: Peter Courtney Is Peter Courtney, Senate President of the Oregon legislature, paying attention? Does he realize he represents all Oregonians in his leadership position? There is a subject about which I would like him to stop dilly-dallying around and assume leadership. We are aware that Oregon is lagging in