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Marijuana Measures Fail

Marijuana Measures Fail

California’s Proposition 19 and Oregon’s Measure 74 were roasted in the polls early last week, but supporters of marijuana reform laws are confident that the 2012 elections will deliver better results. A Gallup national survey released a week prior to Nov. 2 showed that American’s support for legalizing marijuana reached an all-time high at 46 […]

Cease and desist order given to ASSOU

Cease and desist order given to ASSOU

Due to a cease and desist order brought against ASSOU by SOU lawyers, no trial will happen against President Stephen Land, even if new complaints are filed. While Chief Justice Aram Morgan declared the investigation and trial proceedings to be “nonexistent” at October 29’s judiciary meeting, all matters regarding allegations against Land were ordered to […]

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 […]

Student challenge creates awareness for disaster prevention

BY BRITTANY BEVIS SOU will host a “student challenge” to help promote emergency preparedness on campus. Projects will present proper procedures to use during a disaster. Winners will receive a $500 dollar check and have their project used for the university’s emergency preparedness promotion. Students can present entries as posters, charts or interactive web activities. […]

SOU starts student recovery program

Students in recovery from addiction can take advantage of a new program at SOU. The Community of Recovery Program at Southern, is the only program of its kind on the west coast. The program seeks to offer institutional support to enhance students’ overall academic and social success while in recovery, said CORPS Coordinator Taylor Burke. […]

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 […]

Rubes comic at SOU Wednesday

Rubes comic at SOU Wednesday

Nationally syndicated cartoon creator, Leigh Rubin will speak Wednesday at SOU. Rubin will elaborate on his inspiration for “Rubes” and the history behind his four decade old cartoon at 6:30 p.m. in the Hannon Library Meese Room. Rubin began as a cartoonist over thirty years ago and quickly began drawing the Rubes cartoon.  “Rubes” celebrated […]

Election Sweeps Southern Oregon

Ashland Public Library ballot drop-off was a flurry of activity as people scrambled to submit their ballots on Tuesday for the local and state elections. Heather Spencer, local police officer on the 4 p.m. shift, took ballots from people as they walked, biked, or drove by to vote. “Every five minutes there’s a steady stream […]

Congressional redistricting: Cause for Concern?

The redistricting used in the 103rd, 107th and 108th  (1994, 2002, 2004) United States Congresses rearranged the political map in favor of Republican politics — a move likely to frequently cause problems in the year to come. In most states, the state legislature determines the district boundaries. Shaping these boundaries, however, may be done for […]

John Kitzhaber wins the race for Oregon governor

John Kitzhaber wins the race for Oregon governor

BY LENNY HOLLAND Chris Dudley has conceded the race for governor to John Kitzhaber. As numbers continue to roll in, Kitzhaber’s lead has been widening over Republican Chris Dudley as the counting continues.  The race has been neck-in-neck all night and day, with leads changing hands and speculation flying. The Oregonian announced Kitzhaber as the […]