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Updated at 7:22 AM

Tensions among three of the Republican presidential hopefuls vying for support from the establishment wing of the party burst into public view this week after their campaign vehicles were involved in a pileup en route to an event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The vitriol exchanged at the crash site among the three – Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and John Kasich – suggested the trio had entered a new, more combative phase of a campaign that has been dominated by attacks between...

Updated at 6:42 AM

Officials in Charlotte, North Carolina, are considering whether to create “public safety zones,” areas within the city where people with past convictions, and merely arrests, would be restricted from...

Posted Oct 8, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Letters are divisive As relatively new residents of Ashland we are troubled by the amount of divisive rhetoric in letters to the editor. The Ashland Plaza Restoration Project’s Facebook page is also the target of...

Posted Oct 8, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival this week announced the launch of “Play On! 36 Playwrights Translate Shakespeare.” An epic-looking and well-funded project, capitalized by OSF patron David Hitz, “Play On!” creates a...

Updated Oct 8, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on the House speaker.

Updated Oct 8, 2015 at 8:58 AM

Don Landgren cartoon mocking the Pumpkin Spice craze.

Posted Oct 7, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Local philanthropists and anyone who wants to contribute to the future of this community have two outstanding opportunities to do so: the campaign to install artificial turf at Ashland High School's Walter A. Phillips Field and the Local Mountain...

Posted Oct 7, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Mayor blames citizens Our mayor does his cause (improving communication) no good by blaming the citizens of his community. Although he wraps his comments in the sanctity of "facts," and makes a plea for us citizens to get...

Posted Oct 7, 2015 at 11:01 PM

It's not just Congress that fails to respond after another massacre briefly focuses attention on the irrationality and permissiveness of our country's firearms statutes. Those of us seeking change also regularly fall down on the job. We express...

Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 12:39 PM

In the wake of my previous column on the Oregon community college murders, several people raised a similar objection to my suggestion that we extend criminal background checks to all gun sales. In emails to me and in calls to...

Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 10:27 AM

A former acquaintance is a full-blown conspiracy theorist. She calls herself a “truth seeker”; I call her a smug, insensitive jerk. This is why we are former acquaintances. I would occasionally see this woman out and about,...

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