Cheers: To the Medford School District for investing in its summer school program — and by extension, in its students.
We have two words for the city of Ashland's handling of the still-evolving medical marijuana situation: Pretty smart.
Jackson County voters have repeatedly shown support for their library system over the past couple of decades, twice approving levies to fund the operations and once approving a massive rebuilding of...
Oregon might easily have joined Colorado and Washington state in voting to legalize marijuana two years ago.
Cheers — to the surge in building that indicates the Rogue Valley's economic recovery is continuing.
A conflict between the federal Title IX law and an innovative Ashland Police Department rape-reporting program hasn't blocked the program from having great success here, but it can't be implemented...
A federal program that provides free breakfast and lunch to school-age children during the summer is an important effort to make sure low-income children get good nutrition all year long.
Oregon businesses have difficulty finding qualified workers for almost half their openings, according to an annual report released this week by the Oregon Employment Department.
A brief spell of rain has given the region a respite from drier-than normal conditions that triggered an early start to fire season, but it won't last.
Just when it seems the U.S.
Voters discouraged by the partisan battles in Oregon politics may have a chance to change the dynamic if an open primary initiative makes the November ballot.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, it is tempting to treat every problem as though it were a nail.
A proposed pilot program for Oregon's much-ballyhooed Pay It Forward program would involve 4,000 students and take 10 years to show results.
Cheers — To the Fairy Godmother Scholarship Program, which helps local girls attend college.
The Ashland City Council's decision not to ban the open carry of firearms in public was a rational choice, under the circumstances. That doesn't mean openly carrying loaded guns is a good idea.
Medford parks officials say they think they can keep Jackson Pool operating for a few more years, but when it inevitably reaches the end of its life, city residents will have a decision to make.
The Medford School District's efforts to reach out to troubled students in middle and high school is a much-needed response to a growing problem.
Let's assume, for the sake of argument, that some sort of measure legalizing the recreational use of marijuana qualifies for the Oregon ballot in November.
Before we get to the weekly picks and pans, a moment of respectful reflection on the passing of Medford City Councilor Karen Blair.
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