Ashland http://ijpr.org en SOU Faculty To Forgo Salary Increases http://ijpr.org/post/sou-faculty-forgo-salary-increases <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Faculty members at Southern Oregon University say they have agreed to forgo salary increases this year and next in an effort to soften cuts proposed across the university.</span></p><p>The Mail Tribune reports the faculty union has settled a new two-year contract with university administration. &nbsp;</p><p>Union President Jim Rible said the union hopes that giving up raises will help save positions and money for the university.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:55:04 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 8621 at http://ijpr.org SOU Faculty To Forgo Salary Increases Ashland Chocolate Festival Celebrates Sweet Decade http://ijpr.org/post/ashland-chocolate-festival-celebrates-sweet-decade <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The artisan chocolate industry in Southern Oregon has found its sweet spot.</span></p><p>Ten years ago about the only local chocolate you could buy was made by Harry &amp; David, Endangered Species, or Dagoba. The Oregon Chocolate Festival, which celebrates its 10th year from March 7-9, has helped nurture a local artisan chocolate industry and granted new shelf space to many new startups.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:36:46 +0000 Daniel Newberry 8400 at http://ijpr.org Ashland Chocolate Festival Celebrates Sweet Decade Settling Into New Reality At (Asante) Ashland Community Hospital http://ijpr.org/post/settling-new-reality-asante-ashland-community-hospital <p>It&#39;s been quite a year for what was called <a href="http://www.asante.org/about-us/leadership/" target="_blank"><strong>Ashland Community Hospital.&nbsp; </strong></a></p><p>The small hospital needed to find a merger partner, had one, then watched as the merger fell through.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:02:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 1033 at http://ijpr.org Settling Into New Reality At (Asante) Ashland Community Hospital Traffic-Calming or Driver-Irritating? The "Road Diet" Explored http://ijpr.org/post/traffic-calming-or-driver-irritating-road-diet-explored <p>There are few middle-of-the-road (sorry) opinions about the concept known as &quot;road diet.&quot;</p><p>This is the process of taking a four-lane road and turning it into a two-lane road with center turn lane and expanded bike lanes.&nbsp; Tue, 01 Oct 2013 17:05:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 707 at http://ijpr.org Traffic-Calming or Driver-Irritating? The "Road Diet" Explored Ashland Vacation Rentals Face New Restrictions http://ijpr.org/post/ashland-vacation-rentals-face-new-restrictions <p>Ashland property owners who rent out their homes as vacation rentals are now required to conduct business more like hotel owners.</p><p>The Ashland City Council recently passed new restrictions on vacation rentals, including business licenses, land-use approvals, and collection of a lodging tax.&nbsp; Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:55:13 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 492 at http://ijpr.org Ashland Vacation Rentals Face New Restrictions