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It was not surprising, but unfortunate, that a guest opinion piece in the Daily Tidings of May 3 was titled “Nevada neighbors don’t want bridge.” This well-written opinion piece by Jim Flint was intended to summarize the result of the April 28 Ashland Transportation Commission public discussion meeting on the proposal for a bridge across Bear Creek connecting West Nevada Street with East Nevada Street. The title was unfortunate because the neighbors in general were...

Posted May 4, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Donald Trump's Republican primary triumph means that this cannot be a normal election. Americans who see our country as a model of tolerance, inclusion, rationality and liberty must come together across party lines to defeat him...

Updated May 4, 2016 at 9:01 AM

The days when global oil production was symbolized by Arab states are gone, and important contemporary events confirm a new reality. In mid-April, governments of major oil producing nations failed to achieve agreement on cutting back their...

Updated May 4, 2016 at 8:40 AM

Americans are a study in contradiction. We balk at Grandparents Day in September or Sweetest Day in October, calling them “Hallmark Holidays” — just another excuse for florists and card shops to take our...

Posted May 3, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Rabbi Joshua Boettiger (Temple Emek Shalom) and I practice “chavruta,” which is an ancient and contemporary learning partnership through conversation that's based on sacred texts. Rabbi Joshua and I have chosen "On Heaven and...

Posted May 2, 2016 at 11:01 PM

I attended the April 28 meeting of the Ashland Transportation Commission at which a proposed bridge across Bear Creek connecting West Nevada with East Nevada was discussed. The bridge has been on the minds of city leaders since the late...

Posted May 2, 2016 at 11:01 PM

A recent Council Corner column criticized Mayor Stromberg’s idea to look outside and bring in another service organization to Ashland to help us in addressing the ongoing problem of homelessness and poverty in our community. The mayor...

Updated May 2, 2016 at 2:25 PM

Carl Bernstein is a legend. He doesn’t have any obvious superpowers, but he was part of the discovery and reporting of a story that brought down a President, changed American politics and made adding “gate” to...

Updated May 2, 2016 at 10:17 AM

There’s nothing political about the birth of a child. The desire of parents to be with their new baby, to give it the attention it needs and to bond as a family in those first weeks is pretty universal. Likewise, when a parent is dying, a...

Updated May 2, 2016 at 8:46 AM

Enjoy a rare gift of being fully present. Walk a labyrinth. World Labyrinth Day (May 7) and Mother’s Day (May 8) occur this weekend. Walking the spiral path of twists and turns of the outdoor labyrinth at The Center at...

Posted May 1, 2016 at 11:01 PM

As a strong supporter of our local bus service, the Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD), I’ve been riding buses recently, chatting to bus riders and taking photos of those who give me permission to post them on Rogue Valley Transit...

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