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Posted Sep 30, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Southern Oregon University is poised to enter a new chapter in its history next year when a newly appointed local board of trustees takes over responsibility for governing Ashland's regional university.The 12 appointees announced last week are local business and community leaders familiar with SOU, its programs and its mission. A 13th member, Lithia Motors chairman Sid DeBoer, was also appointed but has resigned and will be replaced. A student member will be nominated to fill the 14th...

Posted Sep 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Ashland businesses have hundreds of potentially new customers come to town every September and now, thanks to a program by Southern Oregon University, those businesses have an opportunity to make a great first impression.Called "SOU Loves...

Posted Sep 25, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Ashland High School begins a new tradition tonight when its student body crowns three classmates as "Grizzly Royalty" rather than the customary homecoming king and queen. Or perhaps it's more accurate to say the students are continuing a...

Posted Sep 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Ashland leaders have good reason to want to clarify the city's Film and Television Production ordinance. The challenge will be to keep the rules as simple and clear as possible. At the same time, the City Council must make sure it isn't...

Posted Sep 21, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Of all the things that can go wrong on a trip to the beach, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission is worried about smoking.It’s considering a ban on smoking along the shore. The subject is...

Posted Sep 18, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Ashland's conflicted relationship with the homeless people who congregate downtown is exemplified by the discussion surrounding the fountain and planter in front of the Black Swan Theatre. While the city has tried several approaches to dealing...

Posted Sep 17, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Many Ashland residents are viewing the tragic destruction of Weed, Calif., just a short drive to the south, with a sense of trepidation. They know that what happened there could happen here.It almost did in 2010, when the Oak Knoll fire...

Posted Sep 15, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Ralph Temple came to Ashland in 1996 to retire. Ha, not likely. "Retire" is not a word anyone would associate with Temple, who after his "retirement" took on local cause after local cause, often with positive effect.Temple died in 2011 but...

Posted Sep 12, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Congratulations are in order for the completion of a new water line from Talent to Ashland in time to supplement drinking water supplies should the city run short.The job was done, start to finish, in five and half months, and it came in...

Posted Sep 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Ashland is rightly celebrated — by us as well as others — for its high level of civic involvement. People who live here take an active interest in what happens in their town, and are not shy about expressing their opinions about...

Posted Sep 10, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Monica Wehby, the Oregon Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, raised some eyebrows earlier this week when she released an ad supporting gay marriage. While the stance is no longer considered a bold in most circles, it is rare in the conservative...

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