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Posted at 11:01 PM

The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign wants the federal Bureau of Land Management to take a different approach when it comes to dealing with feral horses on public lands. Rather than rounding them up and keeping them or neutering them, it wants the agency to expand the use of the equine version of depo provera — an injectable birth control drug that lasts for months.Almost no one questions the magnitude of the West's wild horse problem. The animals are protected under...

Posted Jan 23, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Ashland school officials are tackling what can be the most controversial task a school district faces: redrawing school attendance boundaries. Judging by the report of last week's School Board meeting, the district's five elementary school...

Updated Jan 22, 2015 at 9:17 AM

City leaders have plenty to feel good about in the results of a biennial survey of Ashland residents. That's not to say there isn't room for improvement, but the negative marks generally came in areas that could be considered works in progress...

Posted Jan 16, 2015 at 11:01 PM

As we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., much of the focus will, as always, be on his historic leadership in the struggle against racial segregation and discrimination. But King had another message — one he increasingly...

Posted Jan 15, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Make no mistake, the Mt. Ashland Ski Area is a significant attribute for the city of Ashland and one that we should all hope will prosper. Sadly, that's not always the case, as environmental issues involving a proposed expansion have turned a...

Posted Jan 14, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Late in 2013, Gov. John Kitzhaber promised that in 2015 he would propose a bill regulating genetically engineered crops in the state. Now, he's getting ready to fulfill that promise, though exactly what he'll propose remains unclear.Among...

Posted Jan 13, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The proposed Pacific Connector pipeline that would carry natural gas from Malin to Coos Bay, where it would be liquefied and exported, would bring some benefit to the beleaguered economy of that south coast community. But overall, most of the...

Posted Jan 12, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Southern Oregon University students are getting an up-close look at the thinning project underway in the Ashland Watershed, and helping low-income people stay warm this winter. Along the way, they're getting an important lesson in the economics...

Posted Jan 9, 2015 at 11:01 PM

At first glance, a proposal from the U.S. Forest Service to modify the maze of trails in the mountains above Ashland makes sense. Some of the changes are long overdue, as the trail system has expanded willy-nilly and the number of people using it...

Posted Jan 7, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Former City Councilor Eric Navickas says the city isn't living up to its goal of race and gender diversity in hiring staff, and he and some like-minded folks will be watching closely as the city looks for a new police chief. We haven't always...

Posted Jan 6, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Police Chief Terry Holderness will by all accounts leave the Ashland Police Department in better shape than he found it, and has earned the respect of city residents and the department's officers in his eight years at the helm.It's...

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