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Updated Jun 22, 2016 at 5:01 PM

  A panel will discuss the oil industry's influence on state government during "Dirty Energy & Dirty Money" forum hosted by Common Cause Oregon on Thursday evening in Ashland. The free public forum offers information about how the oil industry and its allies used campaign contributions, lobbying contracts and "dark money" attack ads to try and block a major bill dealing with climate change in a recent legislative session. Speakers include state Rep. Peter Buckley,...

Updated Jun 9, 2016 at 6:47 PM

Time ran out on a large group of red-shirted supporters from “Health Care for All Oregon” in the Ashland City Council Chambers on Tuesday, forcing them to wait until the next council meeting on June 21 to see if a ballot measure...

Updated May 31, 2016 at 5:47 PM

My new motto: Weekends are for camping. Our family took the opportunity this Memorial Day weekend to head to the woods and check out some of the public lands in the Illinois Valley. My wife and I thought it would be great opportunity to get our...

Updated May 19, 2016 at 8:48 PM

The wording is simple: An ordinance requiring the city of Ashland to produce 10 percent of the electricity used in the city from new, local and clean resources by the year 2020. It is a petition received on April 26 by the Elections Division and...

Posted May 17, 2016 at 2:00 AM

It may have been a cloudy day for a “solar walk,” but the future is bright for clean energy sources, according to the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG), a student organization passionate about sustaining the...

Updated May 5, 2016 at 12:07 PM

A small army of citizen-scientists will help Rogue Valley residents learn whether the creek or swimming hole they hit this summer is a good place to cool off or might be a staph infection in the making. The Rogue Riverkeeper organization is...

Posted May 1, 2016 at 2:00 AM

There were not enough seats to sit in or even walls to lean as the Transportation Commission saw proposals to build a bridge over Bear Creek to join east and west Nevada Street on Thursday night in the Ashland Council Chambers. The...

Updated Apr 13, 2016 at 7:45 PM

As a member of both Ashland’s Bee City USA subcommittee and Pollinator Project Rogue Valley, I am enjoying seeing all the dandelions with their happy yellow faces in the lawns in front of the Council Chambers on East Main Street, in the...

Posted Apr 3, 2016 at 11:01 PM

ASHLAND — When hikers and mountain bikers returned Saturday to a place called Lamb Saddle in the Ashland watershed, they didn't recognize it as the place they left last fall. Lamb Saddle was a clearing in the trees, a jumping-off...

Updated Mar 23, 2016 at 8:29 PM

The city of Ashland has decided to work around a large cottonwood tree it once sought to remove to make way for affordable housing by selling the land it's on and adding other land to property on Clay Street at Villard Street it will then sell to...

Updated Mar 22, 2016 at 7:17 PM

Starting in mid-April through June, expect to see smoke and fire in the Ashland Watershed. That’s when control burns to the tune of some 500 acres will be set.  In what has been hailed as a national model for forest...

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