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Posted Jun 22, 2016 at 11:01 PM

On the role of art One of art's crucial functions is to disrupt the way things are, to make us look again in disbelief, to open vistas we hadn’t known were there. Michael Niemann Ashland Thanks for opinions I would like to express my thanks for both guest opinions that appeared in the Ashland Daily Tidings on June 21 regarding the public art selection. I did (and do) feel the persons who condemned the pieces...

Posted Jun 19, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Flotsam and jetsam As I was trying to sleep in for a change the other morning, unsuccessfully, due to the constant drone of neighbors' weed-eaters as they tried to beat Ashland's "Four Inches or Die" rule, I thought of two...

Posted Jun 17, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Ashland makes lemonade On Tuesday, June 21, the City Council will likely vote to accept one or the other of the "Public" Arts Commission-recommended, Susan Zoccola-designed, artworks for the Gateway Island. Neither is...

Posted Jun 16, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Trump can't be trusted Where does Donald Trump stand on issues? He has been both pro-choice and anti-choice; he is in favor of guns in the classroom but not teachers having guns; he is for workers but frequently...

Posted Jun 15, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Flawed from the start The selection process for the Gateway Island Public Art Project was flawed from the start, when the Public Arts Commission (PAC) autonomously — rather than collaboratively — chose to use...

Posted Jun 14, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Change is possible Shock. Despair. Horror. A somber weariness — not again. Yes, again. So is it “Unimaginable” as the quote in The Tidings June 13 headline says? No, sadly it is not. After Sandy...

Posted Jun 13, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Ashland reacts 50 people were tragically gunned down in a gay nightclub in Orlando and 53 others were wounded. My friend, Julie Akins, who writes for the Daily Tidings and was an adjunct instructor at SOU, recognized...

Posted Jun 12, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Hillary vs. Donald We now have two presumptive nominees for president of the United States. Early on I said that Elizabeth Warren would have been my first choice, while noting that I had a lot of respect, albeit some...

Posted Jun 10, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Scrap 'Gather' and 'Threshold' It was clearly a mistake for the City Council to give the Public Art Commission such unbridled power over the criteria for and use of our public art funds ($100,000). The PAC is an elite group...

Posted Jun 9, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Cycling facts Thank you for providing an opportunity to share some factual information about cycling in our community. Between the years 2010 and 2014 there were 244 cyclist crashes in our valley. Exactly half of...

Posted Jun 8, 2016 at 11:01 PM

My battle for a TSA Pre-Check pass I decided to apply for a TSA pre-check pass in order to avoid the long security lines we see on TV. Little did I know what I was in for. The TSA agent at Rogue Valley...

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