Viewpoints

Viewpoints

Viewpoint: Fact-checking Parks claims

Leslie Eldridge: “And I have dedicated myself, with the help of my colleagues and the community, to forming a “more perfect” parks and recreation system. But Measures 15-210 and 15-211 would move us away from this goal.”

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Viewpoint: We made a promise

Marni Koopman and Jim Hartman: “What does climate action look like? It’s pretty spectacular, actually. Clean energy for renters and low-income residents. … Our hard-earned dollars going to local companies for clean energy, and circulating within our local economy.”

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Viewpoint: Support for Nataki Garrett’s bold choices

Jay Dunn: “My sense is that those who are threatening violence are likely not audience members of OSF, but rather small-minded bigots spoiling for stories to lash out against who have zero stake in the wonderful programming OSF has and continues to offer.”

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Viewpoint: Don’t kill the golden goose

Magdalene Sullivan: “There is, in this valley, an abundance of theaters performing contemporary plays, and a great number in Oregon at large; to say nothing of the country. The number of Shakespeare theaters and festivals in the United States is far smaller.”

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Forum

Viewpoint: Theaters are not museums

Robert Schenkkan: “When aesthetic disagreements become death threats, when the artistic director needs a security detail in order to go out in public, then clearly a major line has been crossed. This is criminal behavior. So, first and foremost, this kind of violence must be stopped, and the rhetoric that encourages and supports it must be rejected.”

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Viewpoint: OSF has lost sight of its heritage

Marsha Price Chevalier: “OSF culture cannot and probably should not try to compete with big city theaters focused on constant innovation and social controversy. I think innovation and social controversy are still viable in Ashland but that OSF’s core mission needs to be revived to give the festival the stability it needs.”

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Talent

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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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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