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Posted Jul 22, 2016 at 11:01 PM

The presidents of Oregon's seven public universities — Portland State, Oregon State and University of Oregon, plus four smaller schools in Ashland, Klamath Falls, La Grande and Monmouth — meet together regularly behind closed doors. That may, or may not, be legal. It's unclear whether the group is subject to the state's open meetings law — the Legislature's lawyers say probably not, though they believe minutes of the meetings are subject to public disclosure. So...

Posted Jul 21, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Pick: The five-day baseball tournament and cultural exchange called the Sister City Classic, featuring young baseball players from Ashland and Guanajuato, Mexico, playing games against and with each other, touring the area and...

Posted Jul 20, 2016 at 11:01 PM

A proposed resolution to the Legislature approved for the November ballot by the Ashland City Council won't change anything by itself, but it will send a message to lawmakers if city voters approve it. The measure, backed by local members...

Posted Jul 19, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Three incidents, separated by weeks, all involving members of Ashland's homeless community, may have generated extra attention in light of recent events elsewhere revolving around race and police tactics. But the local incidents are really about...

Posted Jul 18, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Video recordings can be powerful pieces of evidence when they depict police apparently violating the civil rights of people they encounter. They can also be extremely misleading. For users of social media, it's important not to jump to...

Posted Jul 15, 2016 at 11:01 PM

"Public employees unions run the statehouse," said state Rep. Dennis Richardson, during a 2014 visit to Astoria. The unions assert broad influence on the Democratic side of the Legislature through candidate interviews and campaign...

Posted Jul 14, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Police Chief Tighe O'Meara says he is becoming more cognizant of the conflicts between black citizens and police, and he wants police to find a more collaborative way to work with their communities. Ashland residents who are not black —...

Posted Jul 13, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Oregonians are proud of the land-use planning that protects farmland by concentrating non-farm development in urban areas. But even the best laws must be revisited from time to time as the economy changes and new industries emerge. The burgeoning...

Updated Jul 13, 2016 at 11:52 AM

“I don’t wanna kill you! What would I do without you? No, no, no. You … you complete me!” — The Joker to Batman in the movie “The Dark Knight.” They need each other, Hillary...

Posted Jul 8, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Schools in the Bend-La Pine district were tested for lead in drinking water recently, and all came up with a clean bill of health. Other districts in the area will test this summer, and it's likely Bend-La Pine will have to test...

Posted Jul 8, 2016 at 11:01 PM

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is supposed to help communities recover from disasters. But now the agency is creating a disaster of its own in Oregon by using its insurance program to place floodplains in 271 communities off-limits to...

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