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SOU president presents plan to address multimillion-dollar deficit

Southern Oregon University has a challenging financial path ahead as it deals with declining enrollment. SOU president Rick Bailey told faculty and staff on Tuesday morning that the university is facing a nearly $5 million deficit in the coming year.


Researchers aboard the R/V Neuston testing water clarity on Crater Lake.

Scientists work to keep Oregon’s Crater Lake clear for years to come

The clarity of Crater Lake, Oregon's only national park, has remained uncompromised for decades. But other changes are afoot, many of them wrought by a warming climate. Some of these changes have profound implications for the lake’s ecology — and perhaps for its iconic appearance.

Urban League of Portland President Nkenge Harmon Johnson, Ashland Councilor Gina DuQuenne and OSF Artistic Director Nataki Garrett discuss living as people of color in Southern Oregon.

Discussing how white nationalism affects Black people in Southern Oregon

“When you have world-class talent asking, ‘Is it safe to come and work there?’ The folks who care about dollars and cents in your town really oughta be worried about that,” said Urban League of Portland President Nkenge Harmon Johnson, who traveled to Ashland to join the conversation.