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Posted Jul 28, 2015 at 11:01 PM

If you could get around town faster than by walking, but without the need of a car or a bus system that might not go where or when you need to, at little or no cost, would you be interested? Organizers of the county's first bike share program are betting you will be.The United Way of Jackson County, the coordinated care organization Jackson Care Connect and a Massachusetts company called Zagster have teamed up to start a low-cost bike rental program in Ashland, Medford and White City.

Posted Jul 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Ashland School District officials are kicking around the idea of altering the synthetic turf plans for Walter A. Phillips field to accommodate a soccer pitch that is wider than 60 yards. Whether the final dimension will reach the 70-yard width...

Posted Jul 23, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The City Council did the right thing by doing nothing Tuesday night, likely leaving the door open for recreational marijuana sales to begin in the city's three medical marijuana dispensaries on Oct. 1.The Oregon Liquor Control Commission,...

Posted Jul 21, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Toward the end of every legislative budget session, Oregon lawmakers dole out bond financing for capital improvement projects. There is never enough bonding capacity available to meet all the needs — debt service is prudently capped at 5...

Posted Jul 19, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The Legislature's new law on body cameras has Bend and Prineville police thinking they may have to give them up. It's a reasonable decision.Bend police don't use body cameras now, though the department has been experimenting with them and...

Posted Jul 16, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Local Boy Scouts and former Boy Scouts celebrating Troop 112's centennial on Saturday have much to be proud of.For starters, being the oldest troop in the state, founded just five years after the Boy Scouts of America was established in...

Posted Jul 14, 2015 at 11:01 PM

When we see the growth of the Rogue wolf pack in Southern Oregon, we're reminded of a comment made by Jeff Goldblum's character, Dr. Ian Malcom, in the 1993 hit  "Jurassic Park."Informed that the dinosaurs in the park could not...

Posted Jul 13, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Artificial turf on the Siskiyou Boulevard median strip? The horror.But wait. What if we told you it would save up to 2,600 cubic feet of water every year — just for the short strip in front of Omar's restaurant? That's almost 20,000...

Posted Jul 9, 2015 at 11:01 PM

You can try to push Mother Nature around, but you often won't win.That was definitely the outcome Tuesday, when a violent thunderstorm dumped 1.6 inches of rain on Ashland, once again flooding downtown streets and shops. The Oregon...

Posted Jul 8, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The door cracked open by Jackson County's approval of a ban on GMO crops almost got kicked wide open in the recently concluded Legislature. It's a good thing it didn't.The Legislature considered imposing a two-year ban on the growing of...

Posted Jul 2, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The Ashland Springs Hotel celebrated its 90th birthday on Wednesday, but the venerable downtown landmark nearly succumbed to mismanagement and neglect when it was 73, surviving that long only through a succession of miracles and near-death...

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