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A pilot program to test taxing motorists by the mile launching July 1 could prove to be the solution to building and maintaining roads even as gasoline consumption drops. The program has its pros and cons, but some alternative to the traditional per-gallon gas tax must be found.Once again, Oregon finds itself in the forefront of a new approach. Under the test program, up to 5,000 volunteers will have their vehicles equipped with a device that records the miles they drive. The...

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Columnist is wrongIn a column by Andrew Bacevich of the Los Angeles Times (May 16) Bacevich applauds Obama for befriending Iran and defriending Saudi Arabia and Israel. He sees that as a coup for Obama that will resolve...

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The sexy story this week is about the regulation and possible expiration of the nefarious USA Patriot Act, which was brought into law in 2001 after the worst terrorist attacks in the history of the nation. New provisions would require law...

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Friday, May 29Lithia Park Nature Walks: Ashland Parks and Recreation Department leads free, easy 90-minute walks through Lithia Park at 10 a.m. Fridays, Sundays and Wednesdays. Topics vary, and walkers meet at the park entrance across from...

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“San Andreas” is a movie filled with precarious situations. The first one happens about 15 seconds in, when a young woman driving along, bopping to the radio music, meets up with a big rock fall, pitching her and her...

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TIP OF THE WEEKWith the return of warmer weather and longer days, it’s good to remember that temperatures aren’t the only thing on the rise. Skin cancer rates continue to increase and cause more deaths each year, with...

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If the garden of Tilly and Ted Gibbs is any indication, the 20th and apparently last annual Spring Garden Tour sponsored by Ashland’s American Association of University Women is going to be a crowd-pleaser to the 500 people who usually...

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They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Updated May 28, 2015 at 6:22 PM

Oregon Shakespeare FestivalFriday — "Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land," 1:30 p.m. at the Angus Bowmer Theatre, many; "Guys and Dolls," 8 p.m. at the Angus Bowmer Theatre, few.Saturday — "Pericles,"...

Updated May 28, 2015 at 6:20 PM

Wednesday, 7:46 a.m. — A missing adult was reported in the 500 block of North Main Street.Wednesday, 11:19 a.m. — Police investigated a cold domestic disturbance report in the first block of Garfield Street.Wednesday,...

Posted May 28, 2015 at 7:05 PM

It's confirmed: Andy Serkis will play a character named "Supreme Leader Snoke" in the upcoming...

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