Updated at 1:58 PM

Local report The Oregon Department of Transportation in the coming week will begin paving Interstate 5 between mileposts 19 and 27 — north Ashland to south Medford — in a $5.9 million project that will also involve the installation of cable rails in the freeway median. According to ODOT spokesman Gary Leaming, the contractor will work 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily through Friday morning. Work was set to begin Sunday, Aug. 7. Motorists are advised to...

Updated at 1:36 PM

Ashland High School has seen a resurgence in interest in golf, going from a Grizzly Golf team of fewer than 10 to more than over 30 players in the past three years. The Golf Club hired local golfer and youth coach Aidan Jones in 2015 to help...

Updated at 12:32 PM

Benjamin Bonenfant plays Pip in Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations,” now playing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Bonenfant came from the Colorado Shakespeare Festival where he played such roles as Henry V in...

Updated Aug 6, 2016 at 3:41 PM

State Sen. Alan Bates, a Medford physician who was in the forefront of the state's health care reform, died Friday during a fishing trip, apparently after suffering a heart attack. "I'm heartbroken," state Rep. Peter Buckley, D-Ashland,...

Updated Aug 6, 2016 at 8:34 AM

Launching my new line of customized hat designs, RED HORSE HATS, at Ashland’s wonderful First Friday Art Walk, I was planted solidly in front of the delightful sponsor, Renaissance Rose, when Loren and Steve Fogelman showed up to play.

Updated Aug 5, 2016 at 11:52 PM

Let the...

Posted Aug 5, 2016 at 11:01 PM

A case of the vapors Quickly! An OSF dramaturg needs to get some bowdlerized scripts of “Shrew,” “Merchant” and “Othello” into the hands of OSF’s executive director Cynthia...

Posted Aug 5, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Last July I told you that I knew David Duke personally. He enrolled at LSU in fall 1968, three years after I joined the faculty and two years after I founded the local ACLU chapter. Several times he sought my help when his First Amendment rights...

Posted Aug 5, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Saturday, Aug. 6

Posted Aug 6, 2016 at 2:00 AM

November 7, 1929 - July 15, 2016 William G Toogood passed away peacefully July 15, 2016 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

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