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Posted May 21, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Congratulations to Mayor John Stromberg for casting the deciding vote to proceed with a rest area and welcome center on Interstate 5 that isn't even within the Ashland city limits.Stromberg broke a 3-3 tie Tuesday night by voting to extend city water and sewer service to the center. Residents of the Oak Knoll neighborhood, which is nearby but hardly next door, fought the proposal to the end, arguing that the center would pose a security risk and a fire hazard.The Oregon...

Posted May 20, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Yesterday we bid farewell to Ashland High School's outstanding principal, Michelle Zundel. Today we salute the community that makes her job and that of all Ashland School District educators easier.As they have done every five years since...

Posted May 19, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Congratulations are in order to Ashland High School Principal Michelle Zundel, who will become the Medford School District's new chief academic officer July 1. But the goodwill is tinged with regret that Zundel will no longer lead Ashland's...

Posted May 15, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Everyone who can get vaccinated should. It helps to protect those who can't.Most Oregon parents do get their children vaccinated. Doctors tell them what is recommended. The shots are given.But there have been more parents in Oregon...

Posted May 14, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Southern Oregon University students have reversed themselves, voting to subsidize on-campus day care after all. Now it's up to university officials to find a way to keep the doors open.The Schneider Children's Center, a longtime fixture on...

Posted May 13, 2015 at 11:01 PM

City Council members are discussing making the city recorder an appointed rather than elected position. There are arguments on both sides, but at first glance it appears to make sense.Let's be clear that this is not a reflection on the job...

Posted May 12, 2015 at 11:01 PM

If there's one thing a college town could use, it's the mother of all growler stations.Now under construction where the Lithia Way Texaco stood for years, the growler station will offer fill-ups of a different kind: half-gallon jugs of...

Posted May 7, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Ashland's forested slopes are both a blessing and a curse: a blessing because the town's residents get to live in a beautiful setting; a curse because that beauty could erupt into a fiery inferno in a very short time. That's why the Ashland...

Posted May 6, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The City Council's apparent intent to spend $57,000 on a replica of the "Pioneer Mike" statute that stood over the Plaza for more than a century raises some interesting questions about historic preservation and when it should be a...

Posted May 5, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Peace House has had its ups and downs over the years, mostly for financial reasons, like many nonprofit organizations. But the local advocacy and community service group has hit a high note with the selection of Stacy Bannerman as its new...

Posted May 4, 2015 at 11:01 PM

New rules for shipping highly flammable crude oil by rail through Oregon are too lenient and allow too much secrecy. Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have introduced legislation to increase pressure on shippers to upgrade the tank cars...

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