Updated at 12:49 PM

Scam artists are calling under the guise of state revenue or IRS agents and scamming people out of money, the Oregon Department of Revenue reported.The Oregon Department of Revenue has received numerous reports from taxpayers who got calls from a scammer claiming they had a tax debt that needed to be paid immediately. The fraudulent caller then demands payment by wire transfer or credit card. The scam artist may also threaten legal action in an effort to get access to personal...

Updated at 12:40 PM

Wednesday, Aug. 20Demonstration Garden Tour: Master Gardeners Liz Landreth and Susan Lander will lead tours through the gardens from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave. The tour will include...

Updated at 11:17 AM

Twenty-six: That’s the number of calls, emails and text messages we've gotten reacting to the new Tidings format since it debuted Aug. 12. Twenty-two reactions have been positive, three negative and one was on the fence.Two: The...

Updated at 11:10 AM

Tuesday, Aug. 19

Posted Aug 19, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Hoping Marx was wrongOne hundred years ago, or even 50 years ago, everyone understood that a corporation was a piece of paper created by the state so that owners of a business enterprise could avoid personal liability for the debts of the...

Posted Aug 19, 2014 at 2:00 AM

William L. Workinger William L. Workinger, 73, of Gold Hill, Ore. passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Providence Medical Center. Arrangements by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives. 541-770-6505.

Updated at 10:01 AM

Is Peace Possible in the Middle East, Part Four of Four –  Yes. In a recent blog interview, former U.S. diplomat Aaron David Miller quoted Larry Summers saying, “…in the history of the world, nobody ever washed a rental car: We care only about what...

Updated Aug 18, 2014 at 8:06 PM

You might not think a used book store could cause a sensation in this day and age, but Judi Honore, owner of Shakespeare Books & Antiques in downtown Ashland, is doing just that by showcasing — and selling...

Updated Aug 18, 2014 at 6:04 PM

If Nathan Chin, Southern Oregon University's assistant football coach, looks like he's having a bit too much fun these days, it's because of his new toy. Who wouldn't love the chance to pilot a remote-control aircraft that can hover and record...

Updated Aug 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM

The Mt. Ashland Association has named Hiram Towle, a longtime manager at Maine’s Sunday River resort, as its new general manager, starting in September.The troubled Mt. Ashland Ski Area, hit by a low-snow, non-season last year, is...

Updated Aug 18, 2014 at 4:37 PM

The seasonally adjusted unemployment figure held steady at 8.5 percent, but an improved count of jobs shows a gain of 1,180.

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