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Posted Sep 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The state Department of Environmental Quality has responded to a series of questions from the city of Ashland regarding the cleanup of more than 20 acres of Union Pacific Railroad property, and the results are not encouraging for those hoping to see a full cleanup of the site. In a five-page response to a set of questions posed by the city, DEQ says it has little control over much of the cleanup process provided Union Pacific adheres to conditions outlined in a record of decision from...

Updated Sep 18, 2015 at 2:19 PM

The application for a cell phone tower on Steinman Butte (also called Beacon Hill) on Old Siskiyou Highway, approved earlier by Jackson County, has been approved again with some changes — a decision which nearby appellant-landowners could...

Updated Sep 11, 2015 at 2:44 PM

Local report The director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute will be among the speakers at a climate change conference scheduled for Oct. 13-14 in Medford. Phil Mote directs the institute, which was...

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