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Woman fired for posting on Facebook

Woman fired for posting on Facebook

The National Labor Relations Board has declared that in certain situations employees may not be fired for exercising their free speech on Facebook. The NLRB has intervened and filed a complaint against the American Medical Response of Connecticut on behalf of a woman fired from her job as an emergency medical technician after posting remarks […]

Winter weather advisory in effect

Winter weather advisory in effect

Cold weather is expected throughout the region today, and the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory.  Snow levels may drop as low as 4000 feet, and several inches of snow are expected in the mountains. The National Weather Service has predicted a cold, wet winter this year, triggered by a La Nina […]

Two new members join Ashland city council

Two new members join Ashland city council

Two new city council members emerged as election results came in Tuesday. Locally controversial council member Eric Navickas’ seat was up for re-election, but his position was taken by contractor Michael Morris in a roughly 65-35 landslide victory. Before becoming a council member in 2006, Navickas was politically active in the community. He advocated for […]

American activist released from Peru prison

American activist released from Peru prison

An American activist was released from a Peru prison Monday after serving more than 15 years. Lori Berenson was arrested for her involvement with the Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, a now inactive revolutionary group responsible for some internal conflicts within Peru.  Berenson said during her trial that she didn’t know the people she was associating […]

Program offers students in-the-field experience

Program offers students in-the-field experience

The Wild Rockies Field Institute, which offers college course credit for rigorous in the field outdoor classes, had a representative on campus this week to educate students on the program. The WRFI was created in 1993 and has since had over 700 students in the program. RMFI aims to mix traditional academics with service projects […]

SOU guest Enrique Morones lobbies for border reform

SOU guest Enrique Morones lobbies for border reform

BY TERESA RISTOW Regardless of your family’s origins or the color of your skin, one thing among U.S. citizens is alike, “We all want humane immigration reform.” This was the message Enrique Morones, founder of the humanitarian organization Border Angels, shared last week at SOU. Morones told the history of his volunteer non-profit group, which […]

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