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Posted Apr 30, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Vice presidents often are chosen based on their complementary aspects, and no one needs a helping hand from a running mate like the discourteous Donald Trump does. His ascendency to Republican frontrunner has come at the expense of numerous groups, and although his stances likely have helped him in the primaries, they surely will hurt him in a general election.

Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 7:24 PM

The intersection of the Catwalk and Toothpick trails is a good place to survey changes that will greet hikers and bikers this weekend in the outdoor playground known as the Ashland Watershed. For years the watershed has sported a dense...

Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 6:55 PM

I do not consider myself enlightened in the sense of having a one-time spontaneous awakening where all thinking suddenly stops. What I consider enlightenment to be is a gradual evolving process where one becomes more and more conscious. I call it...

Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 6:31 PM

Leif Brecke will be remembered at a memorial at the Bellview Grange on Sunday, May 1. Brecke, 37, died April 6. He moved to Southern Oregon in 2015 and brought with him a long record of community activism in the Eugene area. He was secretary of...

Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 5:57 PM

Thursday, 5:19 a.m. —  A 30-year-old man was arrested in the 1200 block of Siskiyou Boulevard on a trespass charge and lodged in the Jackson County Jail. Friday, 1:16 a.m. — A...

Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Because of “homesteading” by the homeless, illegal activity, drugs, extended parking and other problems, the big empty lot next to Shop'n Kart has been fenced off.  The six-foot, chain link fence was erected recently by...

Posted Apr 29, 2016 at 12:00 PM

On the heels of outrage from the family of President Ronald Reagan, Will Ferrell announced Friday that he was no longer involved with a comedy movie being made about Reagan's battle with Alzheimer's.

Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 9:51 AM

Ashland residents will be able to dispose of yard debris free of charge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Valley View Transfer Station, 3000 N. Valley View Road. Ashland Firewise Cleanup Day is held to encourage area...

Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 9:48 AM

Because of the wet winter and early bursts of heat, wildflowers are showing their darling buds in April, as a group from North Mountain Park Nature Center discovered – to their delight — while trekking

Posted Apr 29, 2016 at 8:00 AM

This week we have Donald Trump ripping Ted Cruz and John Kasich, John Boehner ripping Cruz, Cruz ripping Boehner, and some humor, too.

Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 6:37 AM

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to dominate the fundraising race during the presidential primaries, bringing in close to $46 million in...

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