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Updated Aug 14, 2014 at 1:15 PM

The Jackson County Library District today repealed its earlier decision to seek the maximum possible tax rate — a move that was applauded by many audience members.“I too want to commend the board on reconsidering the levy,” said Pat Ashley of Eagle Point.All five district board members approved a resolution that property owners would pay 52 cents per $1,000 rather than the 60-cent rate approved last month. On a house with a $150,000 valuation, the newly...

Updated Aug 14, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Jackson County Commissioner Don Skundrick has set the dates, times and locations for his final round of town hall meetings.Skundrick has held the community meetings since taking office in 2011. They are intended to give updates on current...

Posted Aug 12, 2014 at 2:01 AM

Hoping to lure Republicans and Democrats alike, longtime higher education manager Kevin Talbert will run as an Independent for an open seat on the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, emphasizing jobs and the economy — and eschewing...

Posted Aug 9, 2014 at 2:00 AM

A newly formed Jackson County Library District board found itself stumbling over a multi-million dollar agreement with the county Thursday while fending off criticism over its decision to assess the maximum tax rate possible.

Posted Aug 8, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Traci Darrow and Garrett Furuichi were appointed to fill vacancies on the Ashland Citizen Budget Committee on Tuesday at a meeting of the Ashland City Council.

Posted Jul 19, 2014 at 2:00 AM

SALEM — Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson presented himself as the future and Gov. John Kitzhaber as the past as the two gubernatorial candidates met in their first debate Friday.

Posted Jun 11, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Candidates for the Ashland City Council already are emerging in advance of the November general election.

Posted Jun 10, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Two write-in candidates received enough votes in the Jackson County primary to appear on the ballot in the November general election.

Updated Jun 9, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Two write-in candidates received enough votes in the Jackson County primary election to appear on the ballot in the November general election, according to Jackson County Clerk Chris Walker.

Posted Jun 7, 2014 at 2:00 AM

The impact of a new countywide library district on the Ashland library and a city tax that has augmented operating hours will depend largely on the decisions of the district's new board and the Ashland City Council.

Updated Jun 6, 2014 at 5:20 PM

The race is on to iron out details for Jackson County's new library district, including the hours of operation for libraries and the exact tax rate to fund services.

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