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Updated Sep 8, 2014 at 7:47 AM

A well-run business develops plans that take it into the future. In the formative stages of the planning process those who share the business responsibilities are asked for ideas so that everyone involved not only has an opportunity for input but, also, will know where the business is headed so they can pitch in to help. At least that is what the management textbooks at our universities tell us to do.If one wants to borrow money to start a new business and goes to the...

Updated Sep 5, 2014 at 4:53 PM

The Ashland City Council approved the Mayor John Stromberg's appointments to fill various commission vacancies at their meeting Tuesday night. William Butler and Burl Brim were appointed to the Airport Commission with terms ending...

Updated Aug 28, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Ashland voters will have choices to make in two of three council races on the November ballot.With the filing period for local positions closing Thursday, Councilor Pam Marsh finds herself with an opponent and two candidates will run for...

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The Jackson County Library District today repealed its earlier decision to seek the maximum possible tax rate — a move that was applauded by many audience members.“I too want to commend the board on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...

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.

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