Category: Commentary

Obama’s budget scare

President Obama is going around the country talking about draconian spending cuts that will slow down the economy unless the Republicans in the House come around and quickly approve tax increases. You would think that as the chief executive, he would be more interested in… Continue reading

 
 
 
 

Wrong move: Postal Service sues

Mail users may not believe it, but the Postal Service’s studies showed it benefited from sponsoring Lance Armstrong and his cycling team. The U.S. Justice Department has announced it is joining a lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, the cyclist who won the Tour de France seven… Continue reading

 
 
 
 

The gun issue: DeFazio responds

Our two mid-valley congressmen responded very differently on an issue of current concern. I asked Reps. Kurt Schrader in the 5th District and Peter DeFazio of the 4th what they thought of the current gun control proposals. I sent each one an email via the… Continue reading

 
 
 
 

Albany signs: Less regulation, or none?

In Albany, a mayor’s task force has been working on lowering or removing hurdles that stand in the way of doing business and creating jobs. The group has been wrestling with, among other things, the city’s regulations affecting signs. And there the task force has… Continue reading

 
 
 
 

A perfect path: Bear Creek

Here’s a quick look at the Bear Creek Greenway in Jackson County, a paved bike and walking path that follows Bear Creek from Ashland through Medford toward Central Point. It was built on public property along the waterway and has been well maintained over the years, offering… Continue reading

 
 
 
 
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