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Posted at 11:01 PM

Southern Oregon University is dropping its student newspaper, The Siskiyou, after 90 years because few students are interested in studying journalism any longer. But the move is short-sighted. The Siskiyou, which dropped its print edition in 2012, is produced by a credited class that attracted only eight students this term. SOU bears some of the responsibility for that decline. The communications department stopped emphasizing journalism in 2014, instead offering areas of...

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We were saddened to hear of the bee incident this past Monday right here in downtown Ashland. First someone vandalized a hive box that was set up to capture a honey bee swarm, and then somehow the remaining bees were sprayed with pesticide. It...

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This past week, Americans "celebrated" Equal Pay Day, slated for April 12, as a mechanism for drawing attention to the continuing pay gap between men and women. The right considers the day an arbitrary component of a continuing feminist agenda...

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There are all sorts of casting and acting surprises in “Criminal,” a political action thriller with a science fiction edge. Let’s start with Kevin Costner, one of Hollywood’s go-to men for playing good...

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“Barbershop: The Next Cut” — the third film in the franchise — tries a little too hard to be more than it is, and that’s OK, especially if it gets moviegoers motivated to effect change. On the surface, the film...

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The 2002 film “Barbershop,” the first in what’s turned out to be an honest-to-goodness franchise, was a film that made me laugh, and earned a review that was of the thumbs-up variety. I didn’t see “Barbershop...

Updated at 7:07 PM

Storyteller Thomas Doty grew up in a white, middle-class neighborhood in Medford and was terrified of public speaking — but he had part Takelma-Shasta genes and noticed, at age 28, that no one was telling the ancient stories of his...

Updated at 6:32 PM

Candidates for Jackson County commissioner staked out their positions Thursday and gave audience members food for thought about who to vote for in the May 17 election. Incumbent Doug Breidenthal and his Republican rivals, Bob Strosser and...

Updated Apr 14, 2016 at 6:09 PM

PORTLAND — For the regular season finale, the Portland Trail Blazers passed out T-shirts reading "Never Doubt Rip City." Just in case there are still some doubters, the "never" is underlined. The Blazers defied preseason...

Updated Apr 14, 2016 at 6:01 PM

Pacific Power crews continued to work through Thursday getting power restored to thousands of customers affected by wind and rain that first hit southwest Oregon Wednesday evening.

Updated Apr 14, 2016 at 5:59 PM

Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders haven't debated since March 9, and since then, things have grown more heated between the once-friendly candidates. Tonight they square off in Brooklyn, New York, which happens to be the birthplace of...

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