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Film documents 'Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution'

A documentary about Venezuela's revolution will be screened for free from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.

The screening of "Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution" is open to the public.

Part two of the documentary will be screened from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. The segment will tackle women's rights, the media and social policies.

The Peace House, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and Jackson County Pacific Green Party are sponsors.


Medford library hosts photography display

A photography exhibit showing works by Ron and Dee Moore will be on display through March in the Medford library lobby, 205 S. Central Ave.

Ron Moore, who started his photography work in 1980, travels around the western United States to shoot his photos. He does his own developing, print processing, matting and framing. He is taking on projects with his wife, Dee, by creating large digital panoramas and digitally enhancing their quality.

The Medford library is open noon to 7 p.m. Mondays, noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, call the library at 541-774-8679.


IRS starts the 2013 tax season eight days late

Due to late tax-law changes, the Internal Revenue Service will start the 2013 tax-filing season on Jan. 30 instead of Jan. 22 as originally planned, according to a news release from the Oregon Department of Revenue.

The tax changes made by Congress to resolve the "fiscal cliff" crisis caused the delay.

Because Oregon can't start processing electronically filed returns until the IRS opens its electronic filing system, the state Department of Revenue will start its 2013 filing season on the same day, said Theresa Schuh, manager of the Revenue Department's Personal Income Tax Program.

"The amount of time it takes us to process each return will be the same. We typically don't receive very many returns in January, so we should catch up quickly," Schuh said.

Taxpayers should wait until they have their W-2s before filing, said Schuh, as filing a return without the form causes delays.


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