The Ashland Chronicle
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A Real SOS for Ashland

Civic Action, Local Activism

A Real SOS for Ashland More than 28% of Ashland households included someone 65 or older in 2010. Thirty-five percent, or 7041 people, were 55 or older. Nearly 18%, or 3532 people, were 65 or older. All these figures from the 2010 Census give urgency to Ashland’s Support Our Seniors movement, which is challenging last August’s gutting of the Senior …

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Recall of Parks Commissioners Launched - A Must Read from the Tidings

Civic Action, Local Activism

Recall of parks commissioners launched by John Darling Members of a group called Support Our Seniors (SOS) are working on recalling of three members of the city’s elected Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission, in the wake of the August firing of the Senior Center’s staff and an evolving plan to modify senior services. Petition paperwork was taken out Wednesday to …

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Solar Farm Would Be Free - Ashland Renewable Energy Ordinance - Part 2 by Tom Marvin

Civic Action

Ashland Renewable Energy Ordinance    Part 2 In Part 1 (Nov. 2),  I discussed some of the whys and wherefores of Ashland’s 10x20 renewable energy ordinance project.  Now we can discuss its economics and financing.  There are three nice surprises:  the project is essentially free, the financing of it is relatively easy, and it is entered with no risk at all. …

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Week of Action: Nov. 13-17 to ask Kate Brown to Stand Against the Pacific Connector Pipeline &Jordan Cove Terminal

Civic Action

Next week, Oregonians are uniting for a statewide week of action to ask Governor Kate Brown to take a stand against the Pacific Connector Pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal while she joins world leaders in Germany for the United Nations Climate Talks (COP). Even though Governor Brown is going to Germany to talk about her commitment to climate, she still has not …

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Questioning Parks’ Priorities - Another Citizen Speaks Out about Ashland Parks & Rec Commissioners - A Must Read!

Civic Action

Questioning parks’ priorities By Susanne Severeid Posted at 7:02 PM Updated at 7:55 PM The last of the leaves still cling to the trees in Lithia Park in their beautiful hues of red, gold and ochre. Yesterday, I strolled down the paths stopping now and again to take in the magic of this special place in the center of our town. Begun with only …

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