Opinion & Editorial

LTE: Remembering Leroy Zimmerman

Dear Editor, It is with great sadness that I recognize another leading citizen of Cottage Grove’s passing,  Leroy Zimmerman, editor and publisher of The Cottage Grove Sentinel in past years. He passed away in Bend, his new home, on  April 10.   The reasons are manifold to recognize Leroy.  As[Read More…]

Lookout! Everybody into the pool! 

My wife and I purchased The Chronicle in 2019. Our mission, unchanged to this day, was to build a credible hyper-local news-and-information business that embodied the best practices of ethical journalism and community esprit de corps.  And to attempt this in communities that had no other coverage – so-called news[Read More…]

Prepare for upcoming election with digital voting guide

By Nancy Mills, League of Women Voters of Lane County The League of Women Voters of Lane County (LWVLC) wants to help you prepare for the primary election coming soon on May 21. It is a nonpartisan political organization dedicated to helping voters become informed about and actively participate in[Read More…]

Three sustainable steps to upgrade your wardrobe

Have you ever heard of the term “fast fashion?” No, it doesn’t mean your T-shirt can win an Olympic sprint or your socks can claim victory in the next Indianapolis 500. Instead, as Merriam-Webster states, fast fashion is “an approach to the design, creation, and marketing of clothing fashions that[Read More…]

LTE: The fixed income poverty myth

Dear Editor,  Throughout the decades of my employable years I never knew if there would be job security from day to day. Commission incomes are highly variable, never fixed. Now, receiving Social Security, I finally have a “fixed” guaranteed income which increases for inflation, not exactly fixed. While I have[Read More…]

7 years of dedication saved Creswell’s historic schoolhouse, Creswell First! takes it from here

It was one of the first stories I stepped into as a reporter for The Chronicle. About eight years ago, the Creswell City Council had a tough decision to make. It was under ownership of a dilapidated one-room schoolhouse in the middle of a residential neighborhood. With no capacity to[Read More…]

Fixing Measure 110’s failures: Recriminalization will empower people  to seek treatment

MEASURE 110 BACKGROUND The 2021 Senate Bill 755-C codified and amended Ballot Measure 110, which decriminalized most unlawful possession of a controlled substance (PCS) offenses. 58.5% voters across the state voted in favor of the ballot measure, including 60.7% of voters in Lane County. … Measure 110 reduced the penalties[Read More…]



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