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Posted Jun 24, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Tennessee is about a year ahead of Oregon in providing as much as two years' community college tuition money to qualifying students. Tennessee Promise students are completing the first year of the program this spring; Oregon Promise will begin in the fall. Each program requires students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Each requires a certain high school grade-point average, though at 2.5, Oregon's is a bit higher. And each provides assistance only...

Posted Jun 22, 2016 at 11:01 PM

At long last, the Gateway Island public art project is decided. After months of seething controversy involving strongly held opinions by vocal opponents, the City Council voted Tuesday night to award the contract for a modern work of art at the...

Posted Jun 21, 2016 at 11:01 PM

The Oregon Secretary of State's Audits Division has released a new list of economically distressed counties, and Jackson County is no longer on it. The county and its residents deserve credit. Jackson County is one of five counties no...

Posted Jun 16, 2016 at 11:01 PM

It's one thing to start an innovative food-collection program that becomes a self-sustaining part of the community. It's another to inspire other communities to use your model to duplicate the effort in their towns. Now, organizers want to take...

Posted Jun 15, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Southern Oregon University's new president will arrive with high expectations, but the unanimous enthusiasm of SOU's board trustees for their choice gives us reason to think she will meet the challenge. Dr. Linda Schott comes from the...

Posted Jun 14, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Here we go again. This time, it was a gay nightclub. This time, it was a radical Muslim — or was it? Maybe it was a horribly conflicted gay man who could not come to terms with who he was, and the 911 call  declaring allegiance...

Updated Jun 14, 2016 at 11:04 AM

Once again, mass violence has taken the lives of innocents, this time at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. As has happened too often these last few years — at the Boston Marathon in 2012, a Colorado movie theater a few months...

Posted Jun 13, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Southern Oregon University's Student Fees Committee has voted to fund the student newspaper, The Siskiyou, as a club next year, keeping the publication alive after university officials decided to cancel the newspaper course at the end of the...

Updated Jun 10, 2016 at 9:56 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court has given landowners a way to fight back if they feel government bureaucratic decisions are unfair or flawed. That is good news. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could determine that certain areas...

Posted Jun 8, 2016 at 11:01 PM

A story in Wednesday's Daily Tidings was a timely reminder of a very useful telephone and internet clearinghouse that connects people in need of assistance with the agency that can provide it. And it offers an opportunity to contribute for those...

Posted Jun 7, 2016 at 11:01 PM

A Seattle artist's alternative proposal for a work of public art for the Gateway Island has been released, and predictably, the same critics who savaged Susan Zoccola's "Gather" design are dismissing "Concept 2" as well. The critics don't...

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