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Updated Nov 22, 2015 at 4:02 PM

More behaviors in more places can get people expelled from downtown area when ordinances passed by the Ashland City Council on Nov. 17 become effective Dec. 17. "We're giving the (police) chief and his crew a few more tools to corral people who are behaving badly," Councilor Pam Marsh said during discussion of one of the ordinances, "but if you're not (behaving badly), enjoy the downtown." Two of the ordinances dealt with animals downtown. One prohibits leading livestock through...

Posted Nov 17, 2015 at 2:00 AM

Two Ashland City Councilwomen, Pam Marsh and Carol Voisin, both Democrats, are eyeing the state House seat soon to be vacated by Rep. Peter Buckley. Marsh has made up her mind for the race and Voisin will decide by the end of the year, she...

Updated Nov 16, 2015 at 10:30 AM

If three Democrats have a debate in the forest and no one listens, does it make a difference? Everyone is pretending to be surprised that a three-person debate featuring one serious candidate had a small audience. Could it be because...

Updated Nov 15, 2015 at 8:52 AM

Prosecutors are the most powerful figures in the criminal justice system. The proliferation of criminal statutes along with sentence enhancements and mandatory minimum sentencing, which have recently been called into question, have...

Updated Nov 10, 2015 at 11:18 AM

All the info you need on the party's fourth debate.

Updated Nov 10, 2015 at 5:06 AM

I’ve seen this movie before. The story is that of a young man who overcame great odds early in life and ended up becoming an important part of many historic events. He met Elvis, played football at Alabama, served in Vietnam,...

Updated Nov 13, 2015 at 2:13 PM

In Georgia, as in most states, prosecutors and defense attorneys in capital cases can strike jurors during jury selection for just about any reason. A potential juror is chewing gum ... she’s out. A potential juror is a school...

Updated Oct 30, 2015 at 11:16 AM

The Republican National Committee suddenly suspended an upcoming presidential debate, hosted by NBC and Telemundo, amid fierce

Updated Oct 30, 2015 at 7:12 AM

With his beleaguered campaign burning through cash and his family fast running out of patience, Jeb Bush now sees a loan from Donald Trump as his best path to the Republican presidential nomination. Even as he was still...

Updated Oct 30, 2015 at 6:34 AM

The time has come to remove police officers from America’s classrooms. The safety and security of students is of utmost importance, but the risk of a student being arrested or brutalized for common disciplinary infractions outweighs...

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