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The Ashland School District had two pieces of good news in recent weeks: the successful fundraising drive to replace the sod at Walter A. Phillips Field with new, state-of-the-art artificial turf, and the naming of an interim superintendent. Superintendent Jay Hummel announced March 2 that he will resign at the end of this school year. Hummel served ably, but for only three years. The School Board made the right decision in opting to hire an interim replacement while a conducting a...

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I attended the April 28 meeting of the Ashland Transportation Commission at which a proposed bridge across Bear Creek connecting West Nevada with East Nevada was discussed. The bridge has been on the minds of city leaders since the late...

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A recent Council Corner column criticized Mayor Stromberg’s idea to look outside and bring in another service organization to Ashland to help us in addressing the ongoing problem of homelessness and poverty in our community. The mayor...

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Tuesday, May 3

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Former Southern Oregon University football players Patrick Donahue and Aldrick Rosas took unconventional paths to getting the attention of scouts in the National Football League, but they'll get chances to prove themselves just the same in the...

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We finally know more about the love interest Brody's (

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Tage J. Pedersen

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How does one instruct another person, especially a loved one to be more conscious or enlightened without getting sucked into an egoic ping pong battle?             The most important first step is that you must become intensely alert to your own...

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An old railroad building found last year inside a tumble-down barn on Tolman Creek Road turned out to be not very historic and was torn down, with its lot leveled for building by the adjacent Ashland Zen Center. Local historians at first...

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Ashley Sawyer, who appeared on MTV's Catfish, has died. She was 23.

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As I write this, Prince has now joined the ranks of the incredible musical talents who have died this year. He was only 5’2” tall, yet he was truly larger than life. As Stevie Wonder said, "… his commitment was in the action...

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