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Letter: ‘It’s time to reelect Sen. Golden’

Louise D. Shawkat: “Jeff Golden’s work with both conservationists and the timber industry as Natural Resources Committee Chair passed the Private Forest Accord and created the Elliott State Research Forest. In addition, Senate Bill 762, which will provide more than $220 million to help improve wildfire preparedness, was passed with bipartisan support.”

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: Urban renewal would help Talent recover from the Almeda Fire

Joi Riley: “The lives of Talent’s least wealthy residents were uprooted and flung in all directions by the Almeda Fire. They have not returned to normal, and won’t, without this one-time opportunity afforded the Urban Renewal Agency by post-fire legislation, designed specifically, to make all of us all whole again.”

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Letter: ‘It’s obvious that something is not working’

Donna Boehm: “The pandemic has contributed to some degree to empty seats. However, talking with theater-going friends who have been supporting OSF for years, the reviews of plays, and friends who have come here from out of state in the past, the sentiment is far from friendly.”

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Letter: ‘Time to change the OSF bylaws?

Tom Woosnam: “Time to change the Oregon Shakespeare Festival bylaws — or the meaning of ‘primarily’? … ‘The Association is primarily oriented toward productions of the works of William Shakespeare.'”

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Letter: ‘The music is too loud’

Lynn McDonald: “The music is too loud, so loud one must be a Shakespearian scholar to have understood the lines in ‘The Tempest,’ for example — it’s especially too loud with hearing aids.”

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: Join the ‘Electrify Ashland Now!’ effort

Diarmuid McGuire: “This historic bill has been passed by both chambers (a miracle in itself) and, on Tuesday, was signed into law by President Joseph Biden. But what’s on the table for you, me and our Ashland community? Where is the beef in this sandwich?”

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