July 18, 2024



Ashland author wins award for spiritual writing

Lisa Manyon’s ‘Spiritual Sugar’ book wins American Writing Award Author Lisa Manyon of Ashland, Oregon, has achieved another milestone with her international bestselling book, “Spiritual Sugar: The Divine Ingredients to

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Ashland Veterans Day breakfast was about more than the pancakes

Dozens of Ashland-area veterans of the United States armed forces enjoyed a free breakfast in their honor Saturday, a Veterans Day “thank you” offered to acknowledge their choice to serve their nation and protect their fellow countrymen. Co-sponsored by Ashland Scout Troop 112, American Legion Guy T. Applewhite Post 14, and Ashland Elks Lodge 944, the breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs and assorted trimmings was served by members of the Scout Troop, who also set up the Elks Lodge ballroom for the event.

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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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