The Ashland Chronicle
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Administrator or Manager of Ashland? Voters Get to Decide, Maybe

Civic Action, Local Activism

Friends, I’ve been under the weather with some crazy viral inflammation of the membrane of my mediastinum and, therefore, have limited my appointments and time away from home-especially at night. So, needless to say, I missed the last council meeting where a decision was made to place before the voters a change to our charter to make Ashland a weak-mayor …

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Councilor Akins Explains No Vote on $171 Million Jail

Civic Action, Local Activism

A Call to Love Rather than Incarcerate I don’t favor the proposed Jackson County Jail for a number of reasons that are relatively simple: It’s too big at 800 plus beds, too expensive at more than 170 million to build and estimates of 1 billion to operate over 23 years time, and it’s not managed under a community wide trauma …

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