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Posted Nov 19, 2014 at 11:01 PM

We're sure the folks at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the landscape architect firm they've hired already understand the basic attraction of OSF's brick courtyard and Green Show, but we'll say it anyway: Keep it simple.Part of the beauty of the space is that it's open and generally unencumbered with rules, written or implied. It's a gathering place whose simplicity is a big part of its attraction. Visitors can wander in and get a sense of the theater company's presence, without...

Posted Nov 18, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Ashland's Main Street retail options continue to be a tale of two seasons — tourist season and not tourist season — and at least one recent announcement suggests that's unlikely to change. That being the case, the best option for...

Posted Nov 14, 2014 at 11:01 PM

We hope the list of leadership positions announced by Oregon House and Senate Democrats this week doesn't reflect the level of attention Southern Oregon will receive in the 2015 session.The House Democratic Caucus announced a slate of...

Posted Nov 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Southern Oregon University has a well-thought-out plan to replace old gas-fired boilers with biomass systems that generate heat and electricity. They are wisely asking for community input before proceeding — and we hope the community will...

Posted Nov 10, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The Mt. Ashland Association's new sales and marketing director brings a new approach that could help the community-owned ski area  become a sustainable, year-round recreation destination. That's a welcome change of direction for the...

Posted Nov 6, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Ashland voters showed wisdom and practicality Tuesday in electing two experienced community leaders to City Council positions. Pam Marsh has served on the council since she was appointed in December 2012 to fill a vacancy. She has...

Posted Nov 4, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Just a few days before Tuesday's election, the passing of a brave young woman brought home the importance of voting.Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman with brain cancer, moved with her husband from California to Oregon because this...

Posted Oct 31, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Ashlanders participating in emergency training sessions today are thinking ahead to the possibility of fires, floods, high winds and earthquakes. That's commendable, and Ashland Fire & Rescue deserves credit for organizing the second annual...

Posted Oct 30, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The City Council's vote last week to urge state investment boards to divest from fossil-fuel companies was a well-meaning gesture in favor of addressing climate change, but little more than that.The resolution changes nothing. It has no...

Posted Oct 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Those of you planning to cut loose tomorrow night in the town known far and wide for its Halloween revelry: Plenty of police will be waiting in case things get out of hand.Ashland has developed a reputation over the past decade as the...

Posted Oct 28, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Not enough restoration gets done on Oregon's federal forests. Oregonians pay the price in increased wildfires, destruction of habitat and loss of clean water, recreation and income.One 2012 report estimated that restoration work needs...

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