The Ashland Chronicle
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National Alliance on Mental Illness or NAMI takes a stand on the proposed new jail.

Civic Action, Local Activism

My name is Caren Caldwell.  I live in Ashland.  I am a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, aka NAMI.  (A statement to the Ashland City Council on November 5, 2019.) Our organization holds that incarceration is not an appropriate treatment for mental illness.  As Stacey Brubaker puts it, “Jail is not a trauma-informed space.”  NAMI’s Southern Oregon …

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Discrepancies in the City's Narrative for Piping the Ashland Canal

Civic Action, Local Activism

Discrepancies in the Narrative for piping the Canal The main reasons given for piping a 2-mile section of an otherwise 20-mile open canal are evaporation and E-coli. The evaporation rate originally provided by the Department of Public Works was 2%, which later increased to 9%. The 9% rate is not sustained by valid regional data observations of evaporation rates published …

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