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Posted Apr 28, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Two Jackson County judges — Circuit Judge Patricia Crain and Justice of the Peace Joe Charter — face challengers in the May 17 election. We see no compelling reason to replace either one. Crain, a Phoenix High School graduate, practiced law for 20 years before Gov. John Kitzhaber appointed her to the court. She has specialized in juvenile court and the county's Adult Drug Court, which offers offenders the chance to complete a rigorous drug treatment program rather than do...

Posted Apr 27, 2016 at 11:01 PM

County assessor races can present voters with a tough choice at election time. It's an administrative position, so the campaign tends to be battle of resumes rather than a debate about policy. Five candidates are seeking the open Jackson...

Posted Apr 26, 2016 at 11:01 PM

The race for Jackson County commissioner Position 2 is an interesting one this year because incumbent Doug Breidenthal is facing criticism for his extensive travel and an ethics investigation regarding his campaign for a leadership position in a...

Posted Apr 25, 2016 at 11:01 PM

The Rogue Valley Transportation District is back with a request for a five-year levy that would help it restore Saturday and evening service and prevent further cuts, which could include the most popular route: between Ashland and...

Posted Apr 24, 2016 at 11:01 PM

While it might be rare in other communities, in Ashland it almost elicits a yawn: Ashland High School has once again landed on the list of Oregon's best schools. But lest we do take it for granted, let's pause for a moment and give praise where...

Posted Apr 21, 2016 at 11:01 PM

What a difference a winter makes. The numbers are in, and the Mt. Ashland Ski Area finished the 2015-2016 season comfortably in the black — or should we say, the white. Abundant storms provided a 53-inch snowpack at the base on...

Updated Apr 21, 2016 at 12:43 PM

City leaders have mapped out the next steps in the tempestuous struggle to place a work of public art on the Gateway Island, but there is no guarantee this extended process will be any more popular than the first one. Still, critics of the...

Posted Apr 19, 2016 at 11:01 PM

It's a grand vision: a residential college on scenic rural acreage where students would study organic agriculture, forest management and wildlife habitat restoration. There's just one problem: It's likely in the wrong place. Rod and Brooks...

Posted Apr 18, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Once again, Ashland is poised to garner some national attention, which can only be good for the community and the entire area. We speak of the summer training camp for teenage boys who hope to join the U.S. national rowing team. The Ashland...

Updated Apr 15, 2016 at 3:19 PM

Southern Oregon University is dropping its student newspaper, The Siskiyou, after 90 years because few students are interested in studying journalism any longer. But the move is short-sighted.

Posted Apr 12, 2016 at 11:01 PM

A visiting arborist with the singularly appropriate name James Urban has confirmed what city officials have often said about Ashland's downtown trees: Many of them are not healthy. Urban, invited to examine Ashland trees by the Tree...

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