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When the Bill of Rights — the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution — were adopted in 1791, the Fourth Amendment was included to protected individuals from unlawful search and seizures.The framers of the Constitution were outraged by the unfettered access British officials had to colonists’ homes and persons. The new nation wanted to insure that any unlawful intrusion by the government would be dealt with swiftly and consistently — a...

Posted Jan 28, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Mayor John Stromberg was on the right track in his State of the City address Tuesday night. Ashland needs to adjust its development strategy to accommodate the kind of growth the city has decided it wants — that is, if it has decided what...

Posted Jan 28, 2015 at 11:01 PM

“If we pull this off,” Ashland Mayor John Stromberg began, “people will say, ‘thank goodness they did this.’”It wasn’t in his prepared text for the State of the City talk he gave Tuesday to...

Posted Jan 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM

This year's Ragland Award for volunteer service to the community honors one of the founders of the guided nature walks through Lithia Park and two advocates for the homeless. Both endeavors exemplify the values that make Ashland a great place to...

Posted Jan 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Is 'halo effect' at work?The Ashland Daily Tidings has published a series of articles and columns that has the promise of creating a community dialogue on the issue of diversity among our city employees. I'm hoping Ashland...

Posted Jan 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM

A close friend, Emily, called last week deeply worried following a holiday visit to her parents. The “amazing” 75-year olds from her last visit had begun to show frailty.It was little things that unnerved her. She had...

Posted Jan 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

It may have escaped your notice, but Monday was the anniversary of a major event in the Pacific Northwest. You would be forgiven for not noticing, because the event happened in 1700.The event was a massive Cascadia Subduction Zone...

Posted Jan 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Get on the busGet on the Salem bus Feb. 11 to rally on the Capitol steps and visit your legislators. Join the campaign for universal health care: Healthcare for All Oregon (www.hcao.org). Call Peace House now at...

Posted Jan 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign wants the federal Bureau of Land Management to take a different approach when it comes to dealing with feral horses on public lands. Rather than rounding them up and keeping them or neutering them, it...

Posted Jan 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Editorial was right onVery nice editorial Jan. 22 on the survey of Ashland residents. A few specific reactions:You are spot-on about parking. Ashlanders, like a lot of people (and probably more true of groups than...

Posted Jan 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

In an essay in the New York Times Magazine, Steve Almond wrote what has proven to be a prescient and insightful piece, titled, “Once Upon a Time, There Was a Person Who Said, ‘Once Upon a Time.’ ”Almond writes,...

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