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Art

Ashland Art Works plans festive First Friday

Ashland Art Works has a festive First Friday planned for Dec. 2, featuring holiday gift items: silk scarves, wooden cutting boards, glass bowls, metal and ceramic holiday trees, silver jewelry, potholders, cards and more.

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Business

Ashland looks toward economic diversification suggested by Chamber study

Community leaders are partnering with city officials in Ashland to craft an economic revitalization plan after the recent completion of an economic diversification study commissioned by the Ashland Chamber of Commerce. Chamber representatives and members of ECONorthwest presented their findings and recommended next steps at the Oct. 3 City Council study session.

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Labor

Talks to continue in SOU contract tussle

Southern Oregon University administrators and SOU faculty union representatives significantly differ on what details led to a breakdown in contract negotiations going back three years, drawing clear differences in perspective on how to resolve the issues.

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Labor

SOU faculty union declares impasse in contract negotiations

After nearly a year of negotiations, Southern Oregon University’s faculty union announced an impasse in contract talks after 5 p.m. Tuesday. The union negotiated for more than 150 days and presented its lowest offer possible, an offer that the administration rejected, according to the union president.

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City Government

Ashland Parks & Rec sued for $750K in damages

Allegations of sexist, ageist and homophobic behavior by Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission employees are cited in a suit filed in Jackson County Circuit Court on Feb. 21 by the superintendent of Oak Knoll Golf Course.

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Ashland School District

School employees, district reach tentative agreement

Negotiators signed a tentative agreement Thursday, avoiding a possible strike by Ashland School District classified personnel. The agreement came after a third mediated negotiating session Tuesday, a day after about 70 demonstrators turned out for a rally outside the district office on Siskiyou Boulevard in Ashland.

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Ashland School District

School classified staff rally as negotiations enter mediation

Negotiators for Ashland School District classified employees and the district have been unable to reach an agreement, so they’ll enter mediation Tuesday, Feb. 22, in an attempt to reach an agreement. The classified employees are currently working under terms of an expired contract.

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