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July 18, 2024

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Human trafficking ‘hidden in plain sight’ in Rogue Valley and beyond

Human trafficking “is a public health issue that impacts individuals, it impacts families, (and) communities across generations,” said one of a dozen speakers at the Southern Oregon Human Trafficking Disruptors Summit at Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites last Friday and Saturday. The summit also featured 16 agencies aiming to combat the human trafficking industry from every angle.

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Books

Ashland resident recalls being imprisoned for her heritage

While her older brothers were serving with the U.S. Army in the Pacific, 10-year-old Mitsuko (Mitzi) Asai and most of the rest of her family were incarcerated in a prison camp a thousand miles away from their home in Hood River, Oregon. The crime? They were Japanese Americans.

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Institutional knowledge: SOU’s top academic leader retired after nearly 40 years at the university

For Susan Walsh, institutional knowledge has served her well for the past four decades as she rose through the ranks of student and professor to become provost at Southern Oregon University. Walsh officially retired from her role as provost and vice president of Academic and Student Affairs at Southern Oregon University on Dec. 31, 2023, after 38 years at the university.

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Art

From Ashland to the world: A virtual museum in your hand

With the Art Authority Museum app developed by an Ashland-led team, Apple Vision Pro users can view tens of thousands of artworks from around the world. Previews available on the free Art Authority Museum app transport users to the fully immersive museum lobby and begins a chronological tour, starting with the early Renaissance period.

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Council agrees: A denser Ashland would make more city more ‘liveable’

In just an hour and half on Monday night, the Ashland City Council strongly affirmed that the city’s future will include major swaths of taller, denser development designed to reduce our dependency on automobiles, adapt to climate change, and provide a greater amount of multi-family and affordable housing, while striving to provide spaces for commercial and small-scale industrial uses.

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Chris Honoré: A debate narrative

Chris Honoré: Donald Trump simply cannot win the presidency. He must not return to the White House. Perhaps he can last four more years, but our Democracy won’t. With a mixture of regret and urgency, the number of elected Democrats calling for President Biden to step down grows.

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Obituary: Jed D. Meese

Obituary: Jed Meese died on June 24 at the age of 86. Jed started several successful companies, each with a physician partner in Japan, Sweden, Turkey, and the UK, which designed and developed both prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Jed was extremely generous and philanthropic to our community and nationally. He served on Boards of Directors and Foundations for Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Southern Oregon University, Ashland Community Hospital, Asante, Ashland Family YMCA, and many others.

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Obituary: Joyce Theresa (Brenner) Epstein

Obituary: Joyce Theresa (Breener) Epstein, 96, of Ashland died March 26. Her work has been dramatized by college and university theater arts departments, and she is the author of the chapbook, “A Journey Through Life Unguarded, The Book,” and “The Stars Gave Us Names.”

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