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Posted at 11:01 PM

The City Council's vote last week to urge state investment boards to divest from fossil-fuel companies was a well-meaning gesture in favor of addressing climate change, but little more than that.The resolution changes nothing. It has no effect on Ashland's investments, and isn't likely to sway the Oregon Investment Board or the Public Employee Retirement System, which are bound to make the best return they can on the money they invest.What's more, state investment officials...

Posted Oct 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Those of you planning to cut loose tomorrow night in the town known far and wide for its Halloween revelry: Plenty of police will be waiting in case things get out of hand.Ashland has developed a reputation over the past decade as the...

Posted Oct 28, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Not enough restoration gets done on Oregon's federal forests. Oregonians pay the price in increased wildfires, destruction of habitat and loss of clean water, recreation and income.One 2012 report estimated that restoration work needs...

Posted Oct 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

We're sure we're not the only ones to offer a cheer to the news that the Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites is well on its way to reopening, offering Ashland and the entire region a resort and conference complex unmatched south of Seven...

Posted Oct 24, 2014 at 11:01 PM

One of the students involved in the "free speech zone" controversy at Southern Oregon University now says the story was blown out of proportion. On one level, that's true. But the university still needs to fix what is potentially an...

Posted Oct 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

In Ashland, San Francisco Giants fans would probably easily outnumber those rooting for most other Major League Baseball teams in any World Series. But we know we won't be alone in rooting for Ashland's own Jeremy Guthrie to make a good showing...

Posted Oct 22, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Gov. John Kitzhaber had his share of stumbles in his last term, and recent revelations about his fiancee's potential conflicts of interest have hurt him in the polls, but on balance, he's still a better choice for Oregon than challenger Dennis...

Posted Oct 21, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Many Ashland residents have good reason to support U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley's bid for re-election. He's a reliably progressive Democrat with strong environmental credentials, and he can point to enough accomplishments in his first term to warrant...

Posted Oct 17, 2014 at 11:01 PM

We were inclined to endorse incumbent Sen. Alan Bates for re-election as this campaign season got under way. If we had any doubts, they disappeared as the smell of his opponent's negative campaign wafted across the region.Bates, a...

Posted Oct 15, 2014 at 11:01 PM

There’s something in the air. Ashland’s a special place. You could Google it.Google itself came to Ashland on Monday to tell us so. For the second year in a row, Ashland’s high level of Internet engagement earned it...

Posted Oct 14, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The choices in the two Jackson County commissioner races seem clear-cut to us: Kevin Talbert and Tonia Moro. They will be the leaders who can help Jackson County maintain its solid footing even as others around us falter.Talbert, a retired...

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