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Updated May 27, 2015 at 8:28 PM

With little attention and less fanfare, Ashland School District kept its five-member school board intact when vice chairman John Williams and Eric Strong, both running unopposed, cruised to easy victories in the May 19 Jackson County election.According to unofficial results posted on the county’s website, Williams received 99.17 percent of the vote, or 3,307 votes, for position one to secure his second four-year term on the board, and Strong received 99.28 percent of the vote...

Updated May 22, 2015 at 7:53 PM

Two add-on packages that received strong support from community members at Ashland Citizens Budget Committee meetings failed to garner the necessary votes to be included in the city’s final budget. A proposed scholarship fund for Ashland...

Updated May 21, 2015 at 1:01 PM

Plans to build a rest area and "Welcome Center" by the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 on the south-east corner of Ashland can proceed after the City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday to sign an agreement giving the Oregon Department of...

Posted May 19, 2015 at 2:00 AM

A water rate surcharge that would amount to between $15 and $17 per ratepayer per year to cover ongoing costs to maintain the city's watershed and an agreement to provide city water and sewer services to a Welcome Center on Interstate 5 just...

Updated May 18, 2015 at 8:56 PM

Turnout for Tuesday's district election is lagging at 16.9 percent, said Jackson County Clerk Chris Walker.“It’s a really, really slow election,” she said. “We’ll probably be close to 20...

Updated May 14, 2015 at 8:14 AM

The Obama administration tends to confuse rhetoric with accomplishment, and nowhere is this more apparent than in regard to the Middle East. “The Obama Doctrine” has been employed since Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential...

Updated May 10, 2015 at 5:44 PM

The Ashland city council soon will explore the possibility of making the City Recorder an appointive, not elective position, breaking up many duties among other departments and reducing the pay. The elective recorder...

Posted May 7, 2015 at 2:00 AM

A typical Ashland water bill payer would see about a $16 increase per year to fund ongoing maintenance of Ashland’s watershed after the City Council decided on a 5-1 vote Tuesday to pursue a rate increase based on meter size.That...

Updated May 1, 2015 at 8:29 AM

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody.

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 7:29 AM

“You know, next time you’re going to have to do better, Mr. President.”That was former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, talking with successor John F. Kennedy about the devastating failed invasion of Cuba at the...

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 12:39 PM

Hillary Clinton became the first Democrat to throw her hat into the ring for the 2016 presidential election.USA Today chose the headline, “Second chance at a first impression.” That headline is false.Clinton is...

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