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Posted Jul 2, 2015 at 11:01 PM

With record-setting temperatures, continuing drought conditions and no relief in sight, the city’s 2010 decision to ban the use of fireworks is more relevant and appropriate than ever.The fireworks ban along with seasonal fire restrictions limit activities that have a high potential for causing fires. Triple-digit temperatures expected over the weekend will contribute to creating conditions prime for dangerous fire behavior. We live in a heavily forested area and rely on the...

Posted Jul 1, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Why haven’t I ever seen a cannabis op-ed from NORML or Paul Armentano, the deputy director, in your paper?Believe it or not, there are thousands of studies conducted over 50-plus years disproving everything the prohibitioists...

Posted Jun 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

In a letter to the editor that ran June 23, letter writer Regina Ayars expressed dismay with an apparently malfunctioning sprinkler on campus at Southern Oregon University. I greatly appreciate Ms. Ayars bringing this to our attention,...

Posted Jun 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

After every mass shooting, the National Rifle Association trumpets the same solution: more guns. If we simply make sure the “good guys” — pastors, teachers, movie theater employees — are armed to the teeth, the problem...

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