Was Gov. Brown’s COVID-19 State of Emergency Constitutional?

By Richard Emmons Gov. Kate Brown ended her two-year long COVID-19 state of emergency on April 1. Her executive orders resulted in the closing of many businesses, job layoffs, school closures, mask mandates, vaccine mandates and more. Her actions even closed many churches on Easter Sunday in 2020. No governor in Oregon history had assumed … Read more

How One Local Small Business Stood for Medical Freedom and Survived Government Overreach

By Karen D. Austin I have owned a small business that serves children in Grants Pass for 32 years; the first three decades as All That Jazz Dance Studio, and since 2020, rebranded as Southern Oregon Dance Center. We had been planning to relocate downtown, remodel and rebrand right before COVID and the lockdowns hit. … Read more

Public Speaks Out and Three Rivers School District Board Listens

By Richard Emmons Josephine County Eagle, July 29, 2021 Yesterday, the Three Rivers School District board held its last meeting before the start of school in September.  The room was setup for 35 members of the community and every seat was filled. There were another 40 more people outside. The meeting was led by board … Read more

On COVID and the Vaccine: ‘Give it to me Straight, Doc’

By Rob Pell Josephine County Eagle (6/15/2021, p. 1) Since the coronavirus pandemic was declared by government officials in early 2020, lawmakers have been persuaded to build the global pandemic response around a single class of experimental vaccines. These products are generating billions of dollars in liability-free profits for drug companies and their partners, while … Read more