• Editorials, Letters and Opinion for Ashland OR.
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM

My next column will mark six months of publication. In it I’ll reflect on my intentions for the column and invite you to help me achieve them. One thing I’ll ask of you is to question more openly my assertions.There was one question I thought my column last Saturday would surely prompt. You may remember that I spoke unequivocally against spilling more blood in the Middle East to achieve whatever elusive goals we’ve been pursuing there since the invasion of...

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 11:29 AM

Dave Granlund tribute to Leonard Nimoy.

Posted Feb 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

City Administrator Dave Kanner's concerns about the high power usage of indoor marijuana growing are legitimate, but should be easily addressed on the local level. The larger issue is a real one, however, and is already presenting problems for...

Posted Feb 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Generation Y, the unfortunate group of young people who are coming of age in a post-Great Recession world, have a lot to deal with. They are massively unemployed. The lucky few who are underemployed, in many cases at McJobs in the service...

Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 1:54 PM

The city has removed a non-working fountain and accompanying planter from what is known as Chautauqua Square, in front of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Black Swan Theatre. While some have decried the loss of seating space for...

Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 11:44 AM

There is progress in the long-term struggle to achieve a nuclear agreement with Iran. Reliable reports indicate the United States and Iran have moved toward compromise.Current focus is on a possible accord that would strictly...

Posted Feb 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Editor's Notes: Changes in latitude

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 9:27 AM

Don Landgren cartoon about the mall terror threat.

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 6:41 AM

The way I see it, we have two choices.We can set up our economic system so that every able-bodied person who wants to work hard can succeed.Or we can keep wages so low that many full-time workers will need government...

Posted Feb 24, 2015 at 11:01 PM

If you were surprised to find a ballot in your mailbox recently with only one item it, here's the lowdown:You may recall local governments nearly tripping over each other last year to get marijuana tax ordinances on their books before...

Posted Feb 24, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Prohibitionist council?OMG! OMG! What can we do to save our liberal little town?It never ceases to amaze me the lengths that prohibitionists will got to just to put cannabis in a bad light.Now some of the...

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