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Updated Oct 4, 2015 at 6:04 PM

Two hotly-contested discussed topics headline the Ashland City Council agenda for its regular meeting Tuesday. The council plans to continue discussion surrounding the cleanup of about 20 acres of Union Pacific Railroad property in Ashland. Based on a record of decision from 2001, UPRR is in voluntary cleanup status with the Department of Environmental Quality regarding the site, which is contaminated with petroleum waste and heavy metals. Representatives from the DEQ will be on hand...

Updated Oct 1, 2015 at 5:00 PM

State Rep. Peter Buckley, D-Ashland, who has been co-chairman of the Legislature’s Joint Ways and Means Committee since 2009, will not run again for his House seat in 2016. Buckley cited a need to serve his family but will fill out the...

Updated Sep 18, 2015 at 5:35 PM

The Ashland chief of police, an "oracle" from Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the World Peace Flame from Wales come together to help launch the Ashland Culture of Peace Commission, Monday, Sept. 21, the United Nations International Day of...

Updated Sep 17, 2015 at 6:07 PM

Editor's note: This is the second of six weekly installments of "Dispatches from India" about Southern Oregon University Honors College students' trip to India this month to learn more about...

Updated Sep 16, 2015 at 9:39 AM

Set against a backdrop of powerful hydraulic machines capable of raising many tons of dead weight, Wisconsin Gov. (and GOP presidential candidate) Scott Walker surely hoped for a similar boost to his sagging campaign Monday at XTreme...

Updated Sep 16, 2015 at 8:33 AM

Despite the strong headwinds President Barack Obama faced in his 2012 re-election campaign run — high unemployment rate, slow economic growth and dissatisfaction with Obamacare — he triumphed. John Dickerson, a Slate...

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