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Posted Apr 16, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Pleas to help feed those who have trouble feeding themselves have become so frequent that it is tempting to dismiss them on the assumption that the claims of hunger in this land of abundance are overblown.It's true that no one in this country need suffer from the kind of malnutrition and starvation seen in parts of the Third World. But that does not mean no one needs help. The U.S. Department of Agriculture each year issues a report on "food insecurity" nationally. The USDA...

Posted Apr 15, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Turning the former Circle of Teran property into a luxury drug and alcohol rehabilitation center appears to be a reasonable use, as long as neighbors' principal concerns can be met.The 11,000-square-foot building at 3300 Butler Creek Road...

Posted Apr 14, 2015 at 11:01 PM

If Ashlanders needed any further reminder that they live in the woods, recent cougar sightings in Lithia Park should do the trick.Wildlife wandering around town is hardly news. Deer are so numerous they have become more of a nuisance than...

Posted Apr 13, 2015 at 11:01 PM

South State Cycling is taking the right approach to building support for a new competitive sport at the high-school level: form a nonprofit club to get young people of all ages interested, and donate equipment that can be prohibitively expensive...

Posted Apr 9, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Take a bow, Ashland.With the addition of seven neighborhoods to its list of Firewise Communities, the city now boasts 19 — leading the state and the nation. That's a quick expansion from the beginning of the city's Fire Adapted...

Posted Apr 8, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The City Council on Tuesday again put off signing an agreement to allow a rest area and welcome center on Interstate 5 to proceed. The council is seeking assurances that Oregon Department of Transportation officials cannot provide in response to...

Posted Apr 7, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Ashland's biggest Festival That Is Not Shakespeare is about to kick off another five-day marathon of movies, and this one is, as usual, bigger than ever.The 14th annual Ashland Independent Film Festival features 97 films on seven screens.

Updated Apr 7, 2015 at 6:56 PM

City officials forced to choose between cutting an old tree and building new affordable housing in the region's least affordable city are in a tough spot, but there is really only one correct choice.The Housing Authority of Jackson County...

Posted Apr 2, 2015 at 11:01 PM

As Ashland city leaders begin to develop a climate and energy plan, events to the south may cause some to throw up their hands and say it's too little, too late. But even small changes can reap benefits, and the overall approach still makes sense...

Posted Apr 1, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The much-discussed reorganization of Oregon's university system, with independent boards of trustees making decisions for each campus instead of the statewide Board of Higher Education, will be complete July 1. In preparation for that transition,...

Posted Mar 31, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Critics of the remodeled Plaza have taken matters into their own hands, forming the Ashland Plaza Restoration Project and launching a fundraising drive aimed at replacing all of the new gray pavers with new pavers of another color. While their...

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