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Council rolls over mayor with Uber and Lyft
Ashland City Council overruled Mayor John Stromberg's veto Tuesday night on an ordinance to allow Uber and Lyft to operate in Ashland. The changes will go into effect in 30 days after Tuesday's 4-2 vote, and it does not require the mayor's signature....  more

Ashland slaughterhouse denied
The Jackson County Planning Department on Wednesday has denied the land-use permit for the operation of a slaughterhouse at Uproot Meats farm. The application was for a Type II land-use permit. Neighbors to the farm banded together to form the coalition “Don’t Uproot Ashland,” and appealed the application at the Jan. 7 public hearing....  more

North Medford wrestling coach resigns
North Medford High School’s wrestling program has had to endure a late-season change in the last two weeks, with sixth-year head coach Phillip Lopez stating he has resigned for personal reasons and fifth-year assistant coach Jimmy Ulrey being named interim head coach Feb. 7 by the Medford School District. “I’ve pretty much accomplished everything in my bucket list coaching besides a team title, and you have to have a lot go your way for that,” said Lopez on Tuesday....  more

Crackdown on illegal pot coming this summer
Illegal marijuana growers who have been flying under the radar are more likely to get caught this summer in Jackson County. A new Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team will be in full swing by then, according to Jackson County Sheriff Nathan Sickler. The sheriff's office, Medford Police Department and Jackson County District Attorney's Office are teaming up to go after illegal marijuana grows and the illegal diversion of Oregon pot out of state....  more

ROSEBUD ORIGINAL VIDEO: Holocaust Survivor Coming To Rogue Valley
Marthe Cohn did more than just survive. Reducing her life down to a time in history is an oversimplification. She comes from a family of resistance fighters during the Nazi's occupation of France. Marthe "Hoffman" was born in 1920 and grew up in a devout Orthodox Jewish family. In 1939 - fearing the growing danger of Germany - they moved further away from the border to Gautierr, France. But the Nazis invaded just the same....  more

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