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Updated Oct 1, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Ashland voters will be able to hear from their candidates in state, country and local races weigh in on the local economy with televised forums now through election day on Nov. 4. The forums, hosted by the Ashland Chamber of Commerce and broadcast through Rogue Valley Community Television, feature candidates answering questions about the local business community and the state of the Ashland economy. The five forums feature the state senate district 3 race between Alan...

Updated Sep 25, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Oregon election officials fined the campaign of Republican governor candidate Dennis Richardson on Thursday because he was late to report that he stayed rent-free in a Lake Oswego home.

Updated Sep 25, 2014 at 3:46 PM

ASHLAND — The Ashland Chamber of Commerce will soon release a video showing the candidates for Jackson County sheriff taking part in a question-and-answer session, but viewers won't see incumbent Sheriff Mike Winters taking part in the...

Updated Sep 22, 2014 at 5:15 PM

After months of drafting an updated version of Ashland's Film and Television Production ordinance, the City Council may decide to do away with it all together. The filming of "Wild" in October lead to the city's realization that its...

Updated Sep 19, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Ashlanders asked what political race or issue has grabbed their attention.

Posted Sep 18, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Nearly 50 years ago when Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates organized the nation’s first special weapons and tactics team (SWAT), nobody envisioned that most police departments — large and small — across the country...

Updated Sep 17, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is clearly taking the high road in her mission to further expose the mistreatment of women in the workplace.In Gillibrand’s book “Off The Sidelines,” she gives an account...

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...

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...

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