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Updated Feb 11, 2016 at 6:19 PM

Ashland Councilor Pam Marsh announced Thursday her candidacy for the Oregon state representative seat now held by Peter Buckley, who recently announced his retirement. “I wish Peter would just stay in there forever,” Marsh said. “He’s just a lovely person and a stellar legislator.” Marsh said she vows to continue to support the legacy that Buckley has championed over the years, particularly on education and health care issues. “A...

Updated Jan 8, 2016 at 7:57 PM

Citing personal and professional commitments here, Ashland city Councilor Carol Voisin says she has decided against a run for the state house seat being vacated by Rep. Peter Buckley, six-term representative of this firmly Democratic...

Updated Jan 7, 2016 at 9:02 AM

Saying they need a break from the daily grind of pandering to voters, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida are leaving the presidential campaign trail briefly for a lavish multi-city getaway. “When...

Updated Jan 5, 2016 at 9:26 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama unveiled an array of measures on Tuesday tightening control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes he implored Congress to...

Updated Dec 18, 2015 at 10:10 AM

To paraphrase a well-known maxim, the road to “disaster” is paved with good intentions. No doubt, the effort by prosecutors, and lawmakers, to deal with the proliferation of sexually graphic photographs delivered...

Updated Dec 16, 2015 at 12:03 PM

President Obama sought on Sunday to calm jittery Democrats and answer dismissive Republicans following criticism of his nationally televised speech on Dec.6. Speaking from the same lectern he used for last week’s Oval...

Updated Dec 14, 2015 at 12:32 PM

The fate of the "Gather" public art proposal will not be decided for at least another three weeks after a councilor requested it be taken off the agenda for Tuesday's City Council meeting. Councilor Rich Rosenthal will be out of town,...

Updated Dec 4, 2015 at 10:15 AM

California is taking on prosecutors who fail to disclose information in criminal cases. The legislature passed a bill enhancing sanctions for prosecutorial misconduct. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law in early...

Updated Nov 22, 2015 at 4:02 PM

More behaviors in more places can get people expelled from downtown area when ordinances passed by the Ashland City Council on Nov. 17 become effective Dec. 17. "We're giving the (police) chief and his crew a few more tools to corral people...

Posted Nov 17, 2015 at 2:00 AM

Two Ashland City Councilwomen, Pam Marsh and Carol Voisin, both Democrats, are eyeing the state House seat soon to be vacated by Rep. Peter Buckley. Marsh has made up her mind for the race and Voisin will decide by the end of the year, she...

Updated Nov 16, 2015 at 10:30 AM

If three Democrats have a debate in the forest and no one listens, does it make a difference? Everyone is pretending to be surprised that a three-person debate featuring one serious candidate had a small audience. Could it be because...

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