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Posted Jun 30, 2015 at 11:01 PM

No, we're not talking about the temperature — although that, too, is likely to be elevated again today. We're speaking of the first legal, recreational marijuana consumption that is likely already occurring among some enthusiasts. To those who have been using marijuana all along: Enjoy your first legal day, but don't go overboard.A few reminders, if you haven't been paying close attention to the details:Keep it private. As of today, it's legal for adults to carry up...

Posted Jun 29, 2015 at 11:01 PM

If you're among those residents who dread the summer tourist season because of the parking crunch downtown, take heart. A group of residents and one City Council member are charged up about adding electric shuttles to the city's transit...

Posted Jun 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Oregon lawmakers are rapidly finishing work on measures to launch the state's recreational marijuana law July 1. In Ashland, thanks to the City Council's measured, reasonable approach over the past year, the transition should be a smooth...

Posted Jun 24, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Some residents on the north edge of the city are finding out what may happen if water supplies run low in a dry summer. The City Council last week voted to cut off irrigation water to 86 Talent Irrigation District customers if the city needs to...

Posted Jun 23, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Early this month, we welcomed the selection of Tighe O'Meara to be Ashland's new police chief, noting his training and experience and his commitment to the community. O'Meara has been with the department since 2010, starting as a sergeant, but...

Posted Jun 22, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Ashland High School debaters Rob Stallman and Gillian Mullane and two teammates from North Bend and Corvallis put Oregon on the public speaking map last week when they made it all the way to the final round of the USA World Schools Speech and...

Posted Jun 18, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Opponents of the long-delayed Mt. Ashland Ski Area expansion can breathe easily for a while longer. The financial hit the ski area took from one non-season followed by a 38-day season means the expansion isn't in the works for at least the next...

Posted Jun 17, 2015 at 11:01 PM

It's only a couple of weeks until that wonderful, quintessentially American — and Ashland — holiday featuring red, white and blue and bombs bursting in air. A few words about those bombs: Just don't do it.If you happened to...

Posted Jun 16, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The 57 new graduates of Oregon Health and Science University School of Nursing Ashland campus have excellent timing.Equipped with freshly printed bachelor's degrees — required for most registered nurse positions these days —...

Posted Jun 15, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Oregon's highways need help. So, too, do city streets and county roads. All are funded, at least in part, by money from the state Highway Fund, and it's taking in less than it used to.It's no wonder, then, that the Oregon Department of...

Posted Jun 11, 2015 at 11:01 PM

A bill to let parents opt out of standardized school testing for any reason risks could cost the state's school districts key funding and should be defeated.House Bill 2655 passed the Oregon Senate Thursday. The bill goes back to the...

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