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Ashland panel discussion focuses on impact of racism in Southern Oregon

As part of a panel discussion Tuesday hosted by the Urban League of Portland on the Southern Oregon University campus and live streamed to remote viewers, the head of the Urban League of Portland reflected on the murder of Black 19-year-old Ashland teen Aidan Ellison nearly two years ago, saying “many in the community want more conversations to be taking place about why, how, and what happens next.”

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Urban League hosts ‘Community Conversation’ in Ashland on Tuesday

The rise of white nationalism in the state of Oregon and its impact on Southern Oregon will be the theme of a community conversation from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Ashland, the Urban League of Portland has announced. Panelists will also honor “community champions who are doing dynamic work to advance the movement forward,” according to an event announcement.

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Education

Guanajuato to Ashland visitors: ‘Welcome — our home is your home’

After three years of meeting virtually, flesh and blood representatives of Southern Oregon University descended on the city of Guanajuato during the first week of August. University President Rick Bailey and a small team from the institution spent several days meeting with university and city officials and friends in Guanajuato, revitalizing the sister-university and sister-city relationship after more than two years of COVID-19 precautions.

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Alleged shoplifter reportedly armed when arrested

An Ashland man is facing a Measure 11 robbery charge after what a police report indicates was a shoplifting-gone-wrong incident at a local grocery store earlier this month. Police say they found a loaded weapon on the man, who was confronted by a store employee after leaving Market of Choice.

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City Government

Talent Council agrees to scale back urban renewal plan, put it before voters

A draft urban renewal plan should be scaled back and the revised plan put before city voters next spring, the Talent City Council unanimously decided at a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 16. Staff was instructed to prepare a resolution formalizing those decisions for adoption by the council at its meeting starting at 6:45 p.m. today, Aug. 17, its second meeting in two days.

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Red flag warning issued for Wednesday afternoon

The threat of new fire starts due to expected “abundant lightning on dry fuels” has prompted the Medford office of the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning for noon to 11 p.m. Wednesday for wide swaths of Southern Oregon and Northern California, including Ashland and the south end of the Rogue Valley.

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City Government

Two council candidates drop out as others wait for approval to get on ballot

Two candidates have dropped out of the race for Ashland City Council as the city waits on signature verification to release the forms of additional candidates who filed by the Aug. 8 deadline. City Recorder Melissa Huhtala said she is waiting to hear from Jackson County to confirm the signatures of additional candidates and will post candidate information after this step is complete.

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Wildfire near Ashland Pond limited to half-acre

A grass fire along the Bear Creek Greenway was put out just before 11 a.m. this morning just west of Ashland Pond, north of Bear Creek and between the creek and Eagle Mill Road. Firefighters were able to drive down the greenway to get to the fire, which was contained quickly at one-half acre.

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