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Posted at 11:01 PM

This whodunit turned out to have a somewhat existential dénouement: nobodydunit.Some readers of the May edition of the Sneak Preview were distressed to read that, supposedly, longtime member of the local theater community Deb Note had died (she has not).That’s what you’d think if you read Sneak Preview Editor Curtis Hayden’s column “It Was 20 years Ago Today: A Stroll Down Memory Lane.”Hayden recounts the 1995 review by Amy Richard...

Posted May 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

City councilors read a slew of agenda item commentaries, master plans, budget reports, contracts, planning documents, etc. Being an unabashed policy wonk, I find most of the content interesting, and I've certainly learned a lot over the past...

Posted May 22, 2015 at 11:01 PM

In his State of the Union address in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson announced his War on Poverty. In their budget resolution of 2015, Congressional Republicans announced their War on the Poor.Of course they wouldn’t call it that. To...

Posted May 21, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Since Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) threw his hat into the ring as a presidential candidate in April, his base of Democratic support, according to Iowa polls, has gone from 5 to 15 percent.With Hillary Clinton running at 60 percent, it's...

Updated May 21, 2015 at 7:57 AM

“Egregious” and “grotesque” is how U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Korea’s reckless international provocations and brutal executions of victims who incur the wrath of leader Kim...

Updated May 19, 2015 at 2:03 PM

As a city councilor, I am amazed at the robust involvement of Ashland citizens in decisions that the council will be taking or has already taken. Here is a summary.The Welcome Center — Citizens living primarily in...

Updated May 19, 2015 at 1:29 PM

Wednesday, May 6, broke cloudy and cool. Waves of yellow pollen poured from the pine trees as I skidded down Morton Street toward ScienceWorks. This museum of hands-on, phenomena-based exhibits will serve more than 60,000 people this year from...

Posted May 18, 2015 at 11:01 PM

I make lists. Here are some items I’m incubating. Suggestions welcomed (see contact info below):Trees vs. public usesMy relationship to trees has changed a lot. As a teenager I remember helping my dad cut...

Updated May 18, 2015 at 9:06 AM

It is not easy for some people to ask for help. I guess it is pride, a desire not to bother others or just an unwillingness to accept that you need help.Sometimes help is needed and sometimes others just have to step up and do unto...

Posted May 17, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Writing about the environment can often feel quixotic, the equivalent of charging at windmills or walking a downtown street with a sandwich board declaring “The End is Near!” as people rush by, taking little...

Posted May 15, 2015 at 11:01 PM

On May 5, the Mail Tribune ran an item in its Nation in Brief section about the federal budget resolution for 2016 that both the House and Senate passed. It ended this way: “The measure sets a potential path for a balanced budget within a...

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