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February 22, 2024

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Viewpoint: My experience as a mentor

Bea Bacher-Wetmore: Mentors not only “give back” by helping a youth develop resilience, but they also learn more about themselves and meet new friends. Please consider whether you would like to find out more about being matched with a waiting youth.

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Events

A home for the holidays? Local cat adoption events coming up this month

With local rescue groups still overflowing with cats and kittens, those wishing to bring home a new family member for the holidays will have opportunities to do so on two upcoming December weekends. On Saturday, Dec. 9, Ashland-based Friends of the Animals (formerly Friends of the Animal Shelter) will partner with Feral Cat Advocacy (FCA), Melly Cat Rescue, and Hero Tails Animal Sanctuary for a Feline Fair at the Rogue Valley Mall.

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City Government

Big Ideas: Tackling the affordable housing shortage head-on

Oregon is in the throes of a full-blown housing crisis, facing a current deficit of 140,000 units. “Our Affordable Housing Challenge” is the topic of a free public discussion from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, in the Gresham Room at the Ashland Public Library.

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Latest posts

Ashland School Board taps current Rainier superintendent for top district job

Ashland School Board has selected Dr. Joseph Hattrick, the current superintendent of Rainier School District in the city of Rainier, Oregon, about an hour northwest of Portland, as its next superintendent. During a special online-only session, school board members voted 5-0 Tuesday evening to select Hattrick as new superintendent of Ashland schools, a position he will fill officially on July 1.

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Oregon permanent standard time bill survives after Senate splits

An effort to switch Oregon to permanent standard time will live to see another day after hitting a temporary roadblock on Tuesday when the state Senate split evenly on the bill. Supporters agreed to amend the bill to add a trigger clause clarifying that Oregon would only ditch daylight saving time if and when Washington and California do the same. 

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Ashland Creatives: When family history is American history

Ashland Creatives: It was 10 years after her father’s death, when she was 33 years old, that Barbara Hilyer first learned the family secret that she had African American heritage. She wrote a book about it, which she’ll discuss Monday, March 4, at Bloomsbury Books in Ashland.

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