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Updated Mar 14, 2016 at 8:38 PM

“Downtown behavior” and other issues surrounding the homeless, "home-free" and traveling populations in downtown Ashland will consume the bulk of the city’s business at their meeting Tuesday, March 15.  The council will once again consider funding options for some ideas under consideration, such as hiring cadets to assist police during the busy summer tourist season, hiring social workers to interface with those who sleep outside and busk or lounge downtown...

Updated Mar 10, 2016 at 10:31 AM

Former Ashland Mayor Alan DeBoer brings significant name recognition to his campaign for House District 5, vowing to change the political strife in Salem. Sandra Abercrombie, also a Republican, filed candidacy papers in the same race but...

Updated Feb 28, 2016 at 3:51 PM

How much should you pay if you park beyond the allotted time? In the city of Ashland it has been $11, a rate believed to have been established by a municipal court judge about 30 years ago.  The Ashland City Council on Tuesday is...

Updated Feb 26, 2016 at 7:27 PM

Longtime Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Walden now has a Democratic opponent, retired lawyer Jim Crary, 63, a resident of the Greensprings southeast of Ashland and an ardent supporter of campaign finance reform, climate change action and Bernie...

Updated Feb 15, 2016 at 5:21 PM

The Ashland City Council is likely to ask residents to weigh in on charging a 3 percent tax on marijuana products in the November general election at their council meeting Tuesday.  They voted unanimously to move the measure along at...

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...

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...

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