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Posted Apr 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Southern Oregon University officials say they had no choice but to close the Schneider Children's Center, where generations of student parents have obtained child care while they attended classes. While the center is not financially sustainable in its existing form, supporters should explore options for saving it.A year ago, SOU's student government voted to stop supporting the center directly with student activity fees, opting instead to provide student parents $400 a month for child...

Posted Apr 23, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Rewarding state universities for graduating more students rather than just enrolling more is a promising step, but it is only one piece of what needs to happen in the higher education system, and by itself, it won't necessarily mean more money...

Posted Apr 22, 2015 at 11:01 PM

In the end, the theater company's name was prophetic.Some will blame city officials for the demise of Thanks for the Memories Theatre Company. Others will blame "government regulation" in general for ringing down the curtain on a...

Posted Apr 21, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Jackson County commissioners and their fellow elected officials deserve to be fairly compensated. But it can be difficult to support raises beyond the cost of living for public employees when the private sector is still climbing out of the...

Posted Apr 20, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Senate Bill 941, which would require background checks on firearm sales between private individuals in Oregon, produced the predictable howls from the pro-gun lobby, which has grown accustomed to intimidating politicians into bending to its...

Posted Apr 16, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Pleas to help feed those who have trouble feeding themselves have become so frequent that it is tempting to dismiss them on the assumption that the claims of hunger in this land of abundance are overblown.It's true that no one in this...

Posted Apr 15, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Turning the former Circle of Teran property into a luxury drug and alcohol rehabilitation center appears to be a reasonable use, as long as neighbors' principal concerns can be met.The 11,000-square-foot building at 3300 Butler Creek Road...

Posted Apr 14, 2015 at 11:01 PM

If Ashlanders needed any further reminder that they live in the woods, recent cougar sightings in Lithia Park should do the trick.Wildlife wandering around town is hardly news. Deer are so numerous they have become more of a nuisance than...

Posted Apr 13, 2015 at 11:01 PM

South State Cycling is taking the right approach to building support for a new competitive sport at the high-school level: form a nonprofit club to get young people of all ages interested, and donate equipment that can be prohibitively expensive...

Posted Apr 9, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Take a bow, Ashland.With the addition of seven neighborhoods to its list of Firewise Communities, the city now boasts 19 — leading the state and the nation. That's a quick expansion from the beginning of the city's Fire Adapted...

Posted Apr 8, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The City Council on Tuesday again put off signing an agreement to allow a rest area and welcome center on Interstate 5 to proceed. The council is seeking assurances that Oregon Department of Transportation officials cannot provide in response to...

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