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As one of its first acts, the newly minted Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees Friday voted to endorse a tuition hike of almost 5 percent. The new self-governing body, comprised of community luminaries, including former Congressman Les AuCoin, will have a big role in shaping the school’s direction with minimal influence from the state Board of Higher Education. Friday's decision, shaped by a commission of SOU students, faculty and staff, now goes to...

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Thursday, 3:33 a.m. — A man was taken into protective custody in the Ashland area.Thursday, 5:15 a.m. — Police investigated the sudden death of a woman in the Ashland area.Thursday, 6:00 a.m. — A theft was...

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Oregon Shakespeare FestivalSaturday — "Much Ado About Nothing," 1:30 p.m. at the Angus Bowmer Theatre, few; "Fingersmith," 8 p.m. at the Angus Bowmer Theatre, many; "Long Day’s Journey Into Night," 8 p.m. at...

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The Schneider Art Museum's upcoming installations include a big, bold three-dimensional spectacle by Garrick Imatani. The project re-imagines artist Diego Rivera's mural, “The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City,” now...

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A commercial truck crash this morning on Interstate 5 below the Siskiyou Pass slowed northbound traffic for more than seven hours, but two lanes are open now.An Oregon Department of Transportation news release said the truck, whose trailer...

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Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points, reserve Anton Gill keyed a late-game surge, andLouisville beat North Carolina State 75-65 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

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Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

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With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay...

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Italy's highest court overturned the murder conviction of Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito on Friday,

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As airstrikes in Yemen intensified on their second day Friday, Egypt and Saudi Arabia were considering an intervention on the ground, aimed at giving the president a secure foothold to return to the country, while backing Sunni tribesmen to fight...

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We're obsessed with Ryan Reynolds for many reasons--the face, the hair, pretty much everything,...

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