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Ashland Competes Against International Opponents in 14th P.R.B.

Ashland Competes Against International Opponents in 14th P.R.B.

One of the only trans-continental high school football games in America was played in Raider Stadium on Saturday night as the Ashland High Grizzlies defeated a Japanese All-star team in the 14th Pacific Rim Bowl.  Leading up to the gridiron match was a week of events and ceremonies to welcome Ashland’s visitors in what has become […]

Fukushima native struggles to stay in contact with family

The news of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and the consequent tsunami devastating the northeast coast of Japan had many in disbelief, but for Southern Oregon University student Nozomi Shirato, the news from her hometown of Iwaki, Fukushima was heart-wrenching. “I couldn’t reach anybody in Fukushima,” Shirato, 24, said. “I stayed up late to try to […]