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Say Their Names memorial restored by community within hours of vandalism

Following an act of vandalism to the Say Their Names memorial along the fence line at Railroad Park in Ashland in between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, residents came together Wednesday afternoon to restore what had been taken down and renew the community spirit surrounding the T-shirts, which bear the names of Black men, women and children lost due to their race.

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Say Their Names memorial along fence at Railroad Park vandalized

Hundreds of T-shirts making up the Say Their Names memorial in Ashland’s Railroad Park were torn down sometime late Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning. People came to the park Wednesday morning to collect, straighten and clean the shirts with the plan to return at 3:30 p.m. to rehang them.

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SOCAN to offer 10-week course on climate change

Southern Oregon Climate Action Now will offer a 10-week comprehensive course on climate change and its societal effects. Classes will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays starting Feb. 6 at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St., Medford.

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Obituary: Carol Lee Perez

Obituary: Carol Lee Perez, loving sister and mother, passed away in the early morning of December 28, 2022, at the age of 74. Memorial services will be held at at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church, 987 Hillview Drive, Ashland.

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City of Ashland Mayor Julie Akins resigns, effective Friday

Ashland Mayor Julie Akins will leave office at the end of the week, she announced in a resignation letter emailed to City Manager Joe Lessard and City Council members at about 8:30 a.m. Monday. She does not cite a reason for her departure two years in to a four-year term as mayor, other than to say, “for me, it’s time.”

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Rogue Valley Tribune mailing introductory edition to 93,000 addresses

Mailboxes throughout Jackson County will be filled this week with a 12-page broadsheet newspaper introducing the Rogue Valley Tribune to prospective readers. EO Media Group is getting the word out about its Medford-based news site and three-times a week printed paper with a saturation mailing to 93,000 area addresses.

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Free environment, chemistry talk coming to SOU

How can chemistry be utilized to understand human impacts on the environment? That question will be answered during a Friday science seminar hosted by Southern Oregon University assistant professor Chris Babayco, Ph.D., organizers have announced.

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Inner Peace: It’s all concept

Jim Hatton: “I have come to respect and honor them all. I am not here to say they are right or wrong. It is right for all individuals to seek their own path, what is right for them, and what inspires them.”

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