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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 persistence and commitment is admirable, raising $35,000 privately to undo what was done through a public process is the wrong approach, and there is no guarantee that city officials would accept the money even if they succeed in raising it.On...

Posted Mar 30, 2015 at 11:01 PM

You may have heard that bookstores are a thing of the past, that Amazon.com and e-reader devices will spell the end of bricks-and-mortar stores selling actual books printed on actual paper. Just don't tell that to the owners of  Bloomsbury...

Posted Mar 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

If there is a single place that helps define a smaller community, often it's the high school stadium. That's certainly true for many Ashlanders, those who watched their children play games there and those who just turn out to root for the...

Posted Mar 24, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Last week's compromise on the issue of short-term rentals in Ashland residences won't please everyone, but that's the nature of compromise. What's notable is that it was an example of how local government ought to operate.In his Council...

Posted Mar 19, 2015 at 11:01 PM

To the students, parents and staff of Ashland High School, it's no secret that AHS Principal Michelle Zundel is among the best at what she does. Now, people all over the country know it, too.Zundel was honored last month at the American...

Posted Mar 18, 2015 at 11:01 PM

A story in Tuesday's Tidings highlighted the sizable investment in capital improvements — to the tune of $132 million — being made on the Southern Oregon University campus. A Wednesday editorial dutifully noted that's a good thing,...

Posted Mar 17, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Southern Oregon University may be facing challenges that have led to cutbacks in some areas and the elimination of programs and faculty, but the investment the state is making in the university's buildings makes it clear SOU will continue to be a...

Posted Mar 13, 2015 at 11:01 PM

There are many moving parts to Oregon's new, and still developing, law legalizing recreational marijuana. That's led to confusion, knee-jerk reactions and a general overthinking of what the role of local government should be in dealing with...

Posted Mar 12, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Wildfire officials say conditions in the region's forests ahead of this summer's fire season are the worst in at least a quarter century. Barring some dramatic reversal in weather patterns, catastrophic wildfires are being described as inevitable...

Posted Mar 11, 2015 at 11:01 PM

After two years of work, the city of Ashland is poised to limit vacation rentals. The proposed "accessory traveler's accommodation" ordinance would limit competition for bed-and-breakfast inns and limit tourism impacts on neighborhoods. It also...

Posted Mar 9, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The police were right.Now that Hannah Thomas-Garner has been found safe and reunited with her family, that's the only definitive statement anyone can make about the three-month saga. Many will wish to speculate about Hannah's motives...

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