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Posted at 11:01 PM

One of the students involved in the "free speech zone" controversy at Southern Oregon University now says the story was blown out of proportion. On one level, that's true. But the university still needs to fix what is potentially an unconstitutional infringement of the First Amendment.The dispute began when a group of students handed out copies of the U.S. Constitution outside SOU residence halls and asked students to sign a petition protesting the "free speech zone" described on the...

Posted Oct 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

In Ashland, San Francisco Giants fans would probably easily outnumber those rooting for most other Major League Baseball teams in any World Series. But we know we won't be alone in rooting for Ashland's own Jeremy Guthrie to make a good showing...

Posted Oct 22, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Gov. John Kitzhaber had his share of stumbles in his last term, and recent revelations about his fiancee's potential conflicts of interest have hurt him in the polls, but on balance, he's still a better choice for Oregon than challenger Dennis...

Posted Oct 21, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Many Ashland residents have good reason to support U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley's bid for re-election. He's a reliably progressive Democrat with strong environmental credentials, and he can point to enough accomplishments in his first term to warrant...

Posted Oct 17, 2014 at 11:01 PM

We were inclined to endorse incumbent Sen. Alan Bates for re-election as this campaign season got under way. If we had any doubts, they disappeared as the smell of his opponent's negative campaign wafted across the region.Bates, a...

Posted Oct 15, 2014 at 11:01 PM

There’s something in the air. Ashland’s a special place. You could Google it.Google itself came to Ashland on Monday to tell us so. For the second year in a row, Ashland’s high level of Internet engagement earned it...

Posted Oct 14, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The choices in the two Jackson County commissioner races seem clear-cut to us: Kevin Talbert and Tonia Moro. They will be the leaders who can help Jackson County maintain its solid footing even as others around us falter.Talbert, a retired...

Posted Oct 13, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Albany Democrat HeraldAn initiative on the November ballot, Measure 90, has the potential to take a small but important step toward a government that truly values bipartisanship — and, in the bargain, would enfranchise...

Posted Oct 12, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Stefani Seffinger says she's ready to take her experience as a parks and recreation commissioner to the next level and serve on the City Council. We agree, and recommend voters elect her for Position 4. Seffinger was elected to the...

Posted Oct 10, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The race for Position 6 on the Ashland City Council presents voters with a choice between Pam Marsh, the incumbent, and Theo White, a political newcomer. Her experience and record of community involvement make Marsh the clear choice.White,...

Posted Oct 8, 2014 at 11:01 PM

A stepped-up police presence and the second year of the city's enhanced law-enforcement area apparently have reduced problems from loiterers misbehaving downtown. That's good news, but it's not a lasting solution to the perennial problem of...

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