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Posted Sep 21, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Of all the things that can go wrong on a trip to the beach, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission is worried about smoking.It’s considering a ban on smoking along the shore. The subject is supposed to come up at its meeting this month.The commission says it’s worried about the health of smokers, secondhand smoke and the litter of cigarette butts.Is smoke the issue? We...

Posted Sep 18, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Ashland's conflicted relationship with the homeless people who congregate downtown is exemplified by the discussion surrounding the fountain and planter in front of the Black Swan Theatre. While the city has tried several approaches to dealing...

Posted Sep 17, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Many Ashland residents are viewing the tragic destruction of Weed, Calif., just a short drive to the south, with a sense of trepidation. They know that what happened there could happen here.It almost did in 2010, when the Oak Knoll fire...

Posted Sep 15, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Ralph Temple came to Ashland in 1996 to retire. Ha, not likely. "Retire" is not a word anyone would associate with Temple, who after his "retirement" took on local cause after local cause, often with positive effect.Temple died in 2011 but...

Posted Sep 12, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Congratulations are in order for the completion of a new water line from Talent to Ashland in time to supplement drinking water supplies should the city run short.The job was done, start to finish, in five and half months, and it came in...

Posted Sep 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Ashland is rightly celebrated — by us as well as others — for its high level of civic involvement. People who live here take an active interest in what happens in their town, and are not shy about expressing their opinions about...

Posted Sep 10, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Monica Wehby, the Oregon Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, raised some eyebrows earlier this week when she released an ad supporting gay marriage. While the stance is no longer considered a bold in most circles, it is rare in the conservative...

Posted Sep 8, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Saturday's Southern Oregon Electric and Hybrid Car Show at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum offered a glimpse into what should be bright future for the electric vehicle industry in Southern Oregon. All the components appear to be in place for growth...

Posted Sep 4, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The Downtown Beautification Improvement Committee's proposals to the City Council may not appease all critics of the Plaza renovation, but they indicate that complaints have been heard, and the recommended changes should allow everyone to move...

Posted Sep 3, 2014 at 11:01 PM

It may not seem like much, but Southern Oregon University's sale of carbon credits to Chevrolet is a glimpse of things to come as SOU — and, perhaps, other public and private institutions — tries to become as energy-efficient as...

Posted Aug 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Don't be fooled by the back-to-school ads and preseason football. The 2014 fire season is far from over.So far this summer, we've been fortunate. Despite record drought and plenty of lightning, intrepid fire crews have managed to keep a...

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