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Posted Aug 26, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Oregon's gas tax may not be the best way to pay for roads in the future, but there's a lot to like about it. A gas tax is related to road use. If you drive more, you pay more tax. Electric vehicles, hybrids and other alternative fuel sources complicate matters. Legislators are preparing to have a discussion next session about a transportation package to fix more state roads and bridges that need repairs. But they should also take a look at how the money collected under the fuel...

Posted Aug 25, 2016 at 11:01 PM

The race for Senate District 3 is now set, just days after the memorial service for Sen. Alan Bates,  D-Medford, who died suddenly Aug. 5. Both candidates have the potential to represent Ashland well. Jackson County Democrats chose...

Posted Aug 24, 2016 at 11:01 PM

The contest to replace the late state Sen. Alan Bates is set — and that leaves a Democrat running unopposed in House District 5, unless Jackson County Republicans can recruit a candidate by next Monday, when they have scheduled a meeting...

Posted Aug 23, 2016 at 11:01 PM

A few words of advice for the Jackson County Board of Commissioners when they choose an interim replacement for state Sen. Alan Bates, who died suddenly Aug. 5: Make your decision based on the best interests of District 3 residents, not on...

Posted Aug 21, 2016 at 11:01 PM

A public hearing on state transportation came to Bend last week. Money is limited. Choices must be made. What should the state priorities be? Here's what we think: Some advocates want Oregonians out of their cars. In their view, the...

Posted Aug 18, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Ashland is a place where the residents are involved in their government, and the nearly full slate of candidates for city positions on the November ballot is evidence of that. We say nearly full because there are two candidates running unopposed.

Posted Aug 17, 2016 at 11:01 PM

A second community forum on "Unpacking Racism" may not have completed the task, but participants made a good effort to begin removing the wrappings. Most important, participants indicated they want to hold more such sessions and take the work...

Posted Aug 16, 2016 at 11:01 PM

It shouldn't be necessary to remind Ashlanders that they live in a wildfire zone, but just in case anyone has missed that vital piece of information, take a look at the Tidings' cover story in Tuesday's paper. Fire danger is now listed as...

Posted Aug 15, 2016 at 11:01 PM

The members of Southern Oregon University's first independent board of trustees barely had time to get comfortable with their new role when they were called upon to do the most important job any governing body undertakes: hiring a chief...

Updated Aug 12, 2016 at 9:16 AM

The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, winners of the World Cup in Canada only last year but coming off some shaky play that ended in a 2-2 tie in the final match of group play in the Olympics this year, enters the knockout rounds in today’s...

Posted Aug 11, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Oregonians with disabilities and their families can start planning for a new financial tool that becomes available this winter, courtesy of the state of Oregon and the federal government. The state's Achieving a Better Life Experience...

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