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Posted Dec 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The biggest downtown development project in Ashland's history is poised to move toward completion after the Planning Commission gave its approval earlier this month. The project will be an exciting addition to Ashland's central core and is exactly the kind of development the city ought to be encouraging as it evolves from a small village into something more urban.The first phase, Plaza Central West, is finished. The second phase, Plaza Central East, will add a...

Updated Dec 19, 2014 at 7:32 AM

Three items caught our eye this week. One involved the City Council, one an educational opportunity for elementary-school girls and one the national reputation of Southern Oregon University.First, city councilors did exactly the right...

Posted Dec 17, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Ashland is a highly educated community with a long and admirable record of being progressive. That makes its occasional anti-science approach to issues all the more puzzling — and sometimes infuriating, as in the case of the community's...

Posted Dec 16, 2014 at 11:01 PM

If you asked a dozen people in Baker County to list the popular local hobbies, we'd wager at least eight would mention hunting.Baker County has more options for hunters than just about any of Oregon's 35 other counties. Besides large...

Posted Dec 15, 2014 at 11:01 PM

It's hard to believe that only two  years ago, Ashland Community Hospital was sinking fast. Years of losing money had left it facing certain closure if a merger could not be worked out with a larger health care organization.A...

Posted Dec 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The City Council appears poised to allow taller buildings downtown — a move that is both smart planning for the future and an inevitable consequence of the city's policy against expanding its boundaries.A major revision of the...

Posted Dec 9, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Backers of Ballot Measure 92 deserve credit for a tremendous showing against formidable odds. Now it's time to prepare to take the loss and regroup for future campaigns, not drag out the misery in a misguided effort to find enough votes to change...

Posted Dec 5, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The Southern Oregon University Raiders football team will take the field today in the semifinals of the NAIA national championships. Regardless of the outcome, it's a remarkable achievement — but perhaps not surprising, given the success...

Posted Dec 4, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Yesterday we praised Southern Oregon University students for expressing their passion for justice. Today, we single out Ashland High School students for embracing service to others by helping those in need and by raising awareness of a global...

Posted Dec 3, 2014 at 11:01 PM

It would have been easy enough for Southern Oregon University students to spend Monday of dead week quietly studying for finals, rather than marching in protest of the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. After all,...

Posted Dec 2, 2014 at 11:01 PM

John Kitzhaber returned to office four years ago promising a major overhaul of Oregon's tax system. Now he has something far more modest in mind.Kitzhaber has made it clear he thinks this state needs a sales tax, a belief we share.

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