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Updated May 24, 2016 at 4:40 PM

As the programmer for film at the Varsity Theatre, I followed with interest the story of Robert DeNiro and the film “Vaxxed” coming out of Tribeca in March, very much surprised at first that a film festival would bow to pressure to drop a film. So I began reading all I could on child immunization, the story behind Andrew Wakefield and his study, the reaction of other film festivals, etc. I had decided not to go after the film until we began receiving phone calls, emails...

Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Have you ever seen a child with measles? Probably not, unless you are well over 50, because we have reduced the incidence from half a million cases a year in the U.S. prior to the creation of an effective vaccine (MMR) in 1957, to a handful of...

Posted May 11, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Three cheers for The Daily Tidings, which continues to cover the proposed bridge over Bear Creek with some first-rate journalism. And for publishing letters — both for and against — in spite of the Tidings’ reiterated bias in...

Updated May 5, 2016 at 4:33 PM

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...

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 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...

Posted Apr 26, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Limited parking and increased congestion in the downtown core of Ashland have been concerns for many years. To address these ever-increasing concerns and to develop a strategy to improve the current conditions, the mayor and City Council...

Posted Apr 20, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Southern Oregon University’s Communication Program maintains a high commitment to journalism education, and we are dismayed by factual errors regarding recent changes in our student newspaper reported by local media. These have included an...

Posted Apr 19, 2016 at 11:01 PM

On Jan. 11, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the fourth inaugural address of his presidency. It was a long and covered many serious issues, as we were then fighting the pivotal war of human history. One section of this speech...

Posted Apr 14, 2016 at 11:01 PM

We were saddened to hear of the bee incident this past Monday right here in downtown Ashland. First someone vandalized a hive box that was set up to capture a honey bee swarm, and then somehow the remaining bees were sprayed with pesticide. It...

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