The Ashland Chronicle
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Stop/ID Ordinance in Ashland: Greene Reports

Civic Action, Local Activism

Is Ashland Becoming Arizona? By Addie Greene It shall be unlawful for a person to knowingly fail to provide the person’s name and date of birth to a peace officer having probable cause to believe the person has committed a violation. As used in this Chapter, “violation” means an offense described in ORS 153.008.A person who violates the above Section …

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Addie Greene on Sinclair and Rogue Valley Media

Civic Action, Local Activism

Sinclair and Rogue Valley Media By Addie Greene April Ehrlich of Jefferson Public Radio reports that “The Medford Mail Tribune is the Rogue Valley’s biggest newspaper. Its new owner purchased it after receiving financial backing from Sinclair Broadcasting Group.”             Sinclair, which reaches about 40 percent of American households, last year required its local anchors to read an editorial echoing …

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Article: Who Owns Your Local News? - Sinclair!?

Civic Action, Local Activism

Who Owns Your Local News? Sinclair Broadcasting Invests In 'The Medford Experiment' By April Ehrlich • The Medford Mail Tribune is the Rogue Valley's biggest newspaper. Its new owner purchased it after receiving financial backing from Sinclair Broadcast Group. America's biggest broadcast media company is financially backing the owner of the Rogue Valley’s largest newspaper in a way that’s raising …

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State Legislature: the Environment a Report from Addie Greene

Civic Action

Although HB2020, Oregon’s cap and trade bill, was stymied when 11 Senate Republicans fled the state, the Legislature had a landmark year supporting Oregon’s environment and natural resources. The seven bills are:             SB 90, which bans single-use plastic straws at restaurants, unless requested by a customer. It will take effect January 1, 2020.             SB 256, which prohibits the …

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Update: Hog Slaughter Facility Saga Continues!

Civic Action

Hearing officer, Roger Pearce, called the public hearing to order on Monday, July 15, 2019.  The hearing was an appeal to the decision made by the county to tentatively approve a homesite amendment to the property owned by Uproot Meats.  The approval is tentative because there are sixteen conditions to the approval with a two year time limit to remove …

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Know Your E. coli before spending $5 million

Civic Action, Local Activism

Facts about E.coli that the City isn’t presenting. Julie Bonney, Ashland Citizen Chemistry and Microbiologist Expert The use of E. coli as an indicator species for fecal matter is because it is easy to grow in a laboratory, is less labor intensive than the identification of other pathogenic organisms such as Cryptosporidium and it may indicate that other harmful organisms …

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