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COLESTIN VALLEY — For the vast majority of its 400-plus years, a mammoth black oak rising from a hill outside of the Colestin Valley has been a vibrant giver of life.Oak titmice would nest in its cavities while everything from black-tailed deer, woodpeckers and even Native Americans feasted on its bountiful acorn crop, but 60 years of bad neighbors have inflicted a heavy price.Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine seedlings encroached on its space, sapping its water until the...

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Some years ago, I worked with a family whose mother had lived in Ashland for a long time. The three adult children were scattered from Minnesota to two different locales in California. This made it very challenging to monitor her needs from so...

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For Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panthers, America’s shameful problem with racism has greatly improved but the basic struggle of the tumultuous '60s — “it’s still about getting all power to the people”...

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Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men's coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John's in the second half for a 77-68 victory at Madison Square Garden.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast could be among the worst the city has ever seen.

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Seizing on their personal bond, President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday they had made progress on nuclear cooperation and climate change, with Obama declaring a "breakthrough understanding" in efforts to free U.S.

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Supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist President fought street battles with police in Cairo and other cities on Sunday, the fourth anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising, as clashes left at least 13 people dead and dozens injured. Another two...

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Radio and television host Joe Franklin died Saturday of prostate cancer,

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It's safe to say that Birdman is officially the frontrunner to win Best Picture at the Oscars next...

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Blake Shelton pulled double duty on

Posted Jan 25, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Aging athletes, new skis and a lack of snow are ganging up on the once-edgy sport of snowboarding, which has seen a marked drop in participation over the last decade.

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