Herbert Rothschild: The full implementation of Measure 110 is just getting underway, but opponents of drug decriminalization are already seeking to gut it
Michael O’Looney: Knowledge does not generate hatred. Rather, it opens minds. A glimpse into our past helps us to understand how perspectives have changed over time and how Americans have continually endeavored to construct a better, more just society.
Michael O’Looney: Sometimes I wonder about what was in Trump’s mind before he placed his ill-advised call to Georgia’s Secretary of State on Jan. 2, 2021.
Craig Anderson: Latest Grand Terrace story by Ashland.news missed some points, including ‘the systematic coddling of developers’ by the city.
Tom Woosnam: “The question is not ‘Did William Shakspeare (the name on the Stratford baptism registry) write the works of Shakespeare?’ It is, ‘How did he write them without leaving any unambiguous primary source evidence of having done so, given that 24 of his contemporaries, from Ben Jonson to Christopher Marlowe, did leave such evidence?'”
Tonya Graham: “Measure 14-214 ensures that the city can access all of the food and beverage tax proceeds, freeing up millions of general fund dollars to support other essential city services.”
Ted Hall and Susan Hall: “SOP suggests that a ‘no’ vote on Measure 15-214 is a very clear and effective way to send a message to Parks. A ‘no’ vote will tell Parks to focus on maintenance and end their debt-building addiction to buy and build.”
Susan Stitham: “The proportion of Shakespeare to other playwrights held steady for the next 20 years through three artistic directors until Bill Rauch’s 11 years at the helm, when it alternated between three and four Shakespeare plays per year.”
George Kramer: “APRC has a terrible track record with spending. Their budget increased over 10% during COVID! Giving them additional money without restriction and extending a targeted tax for another decade doesn’t make sense to me, especially right now, when the city itself is facing budget issues.”
Ashland Creatives: Grandma Boom has a range of activities that focus on all five senses, often asking the students to notice the difference between feeling calm and feeling stressed through a variety of activities engaging each sense.
A new policy being inaugurated this winter at the Mt. Ashland Ski Area to limit uphill access, used mainly by backcountry skiers and snowboarders, is being challenged by some but is being defended by ski area managers.
Janai Mestrovich: Inner guidance insisted that not one thought of worry, fear, anxiety, doubt or anger could enter this healing process. And it didn’t. Too much was at stake.
Laurie True: The rules in this proposed ordinance are minimal and fair: If you want a place to sleep or camp here in Ashland, you need to use a city shelter or designated space.