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Posted at 11:01 PM

As we prepare to give thanks around the dinner table on Thursday, it's a good time to reflect on those in our community who struggle to keep food on their tables all year long. ACCESS Food for Hope, the nonprofit agency's biggest food drive of the year, kicked off Monday with grocery bags in that day's Daily Tidings. The idea is to fill that bag with nonperishable food items and drop it off at one of many collection sites, including Umpqua Bank branches, fire stations and the Ashland...

Posted at 11:01 PM

Accept the decision I have followed the public art saga for several months, including attending one of the presentations by the final three nominated artists. I enjoyed the presentations, including the questions raised by...

Updated Nov 24, 2015 at 10:59 AM

Nate Beeler cartoon on Buckeyes loss to Michigan State.

Updated Nov 24, 2015 at 10:40 AM

Longtime readers know I’m against the low-speed school zones that surround local campuses. Instead of promoting safety, they counterintuitively breed kids who mistakenly believe cars will always go slow and stop for...

Posted Nov 23, 2015 at 11:01 PM

As a parent, I am always amazed how baseball season can turn to the holiday season so quickly. Time just seems to speed up faster and faster until it is time to sit down for Thanksgiving, which over the years has become my favorite...

Updated Nov 23, 2015 at 9:19 AM

If the intent of the hate-mongers was to whip up a frenzy of fear among bigots and xenophobes, they succeeded. If the intent, on the other hand, was to stir an honest public debate over an issue that faces humanity, the failure was...

Updated Nov 23, 2015 at 8:18 AM

Dave Granlund cartoon with a Thanksgiving wish for peace.

Posted Nov 22, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The recent terrorist attacks have called forth predictable demands from our nation's politicians, particularly President Obama's opponents, for American leadership in the world. Here's what these politicians don't talk about: the image of our...

Posted Nov 22, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Since his campaign was launched, framed by the stereotyping of undocumented immigrants crossing our southern border, Donald Trump, no matter how wildly beyond-the-pale his rhetoric, continues to lead in all Republican polls. Just after the Paris...

Posted Nov 20, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Still filled with hope Hearing of the violence in the news, we may feel that the world is falling apart, that we are careening into chaos and that humans will never change their violent ways. An online search of the...

Posted Nov 20, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The successful protest by black students and their sympathizers of a perceived racially hostile environment at the University of Missouri has sparked renewed discussion about politically correct speech. In this case criticism came from the right,...

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