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Updated May 22, 2015 at 7:53 PM

Two add-on packages that received strong support from community members at Ashland Citizens Budget Committee meetings failed to garner the necessary votes to be included in the city’s final budget. A proposed scholarship fund for Ashland High School graduates to attend Southern Oregon Universtiy and a proposal to conduct a feasibility study to build a solar farm on city property were voted down during the Budget Committee’s final meeting on Thursday night.Both projects,...

Updated May 22, 2015 at 7:33 PM

If you’ve wondered why the sidewalk has been ripped up for weeks in front of Ashland Auto Repair on Lithia Way, it’s part of the downtown beautification project and, when it’s done in a few weeks, it will have new sidewalks,...

Updated May 22, 2015 at 6:39 PM

American Legion Post No. 14, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 353, Boy Scout Troop 112, the Valley of the Rogue New Horizons Band, Southern Oregon University musicians and the Ashland High School Choir will hold a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Monday at...

Updated May 22, 2015 at 6:27 PM

Joseph Yaconelli was proud to be one of 18 finalists for the prestigious Stamps Leadership Scholarship invited to the University of Oregon campus in late January, but as the credentials of the other Oregon high school seniors were announced...

Updated May 22, 2015 at 6:06 PM

Thursday, 9:02 a.m. — A package delivered to a home was reported stolen in the 300 block of Bridge Street.Thursday, 8:51 a.m. — Police responded to a sudden death in the 700 block of South Mountain Avenue.Thursday,...

Updated May 22, 2015 at 6:43 AM

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Updated May 22, 2015 at 6:09 AM

Ireland may become the first country to have voter-approved gay marriage. The country goes to the polls today to decide if gay marriage should be sanctioned, and the early buzz is that the referendum will be approved. According to USA Today, no...

Posted May 21, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Pop-up art shows are growing in popularity as a way for artists to get their work in front of new viewers

Posted May 22, 2015 at 2:00 AM

How do you get kids passionate about the environment? Make it a game, with teams competing in a tense brain bowl, with a big trophy, pizza and high-fives at the end.That’s what the Ashland Conservation Commission did — it...

Updated May 21, 2015 at 8:12 PM

Fifteen organizations will set up informational tables in Ashland Plaza from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 23, in solidarity with the International March against Monsanto and March for Food Freedom, organizers have announced.They hope to...

Updated May 21, 2015 at 7:45 PM

The Ashland Independent Film Festival is searching for a new director of programming, someone with full-time experience in the field and the ability of combing through hundreds of movies and creating a compelling palette of movies — and...

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