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A Homeless Person's Understanding of the Recall: In Solidarity with Their Elders

Civic Action

 If you're like me, you've been trying to sift through a lot of information to figure out what really is going on with the recall of 3 parks commissioners on the recent ballot. After receiving my ballot, I saw a bunch of posts on Ashland Peeps arguing in favor of voting NO, but nothing for YES. I ended up having …

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Report: “A Local Government’s Budget Is a Public Document”

Civic Action

“A Local Government’s Budget Is a Public Document” By Addie Greene Gearing up for the March 19 Ashland City Budget meeting, Budget Committee Commissioners David Runkel and Garrett Furuichi addressed a group of concerned citizens Thursday evening at the Ashland Library. The primary objective of a budget, Runkel said, is “to ensure expenditures do not exceed revenues.” To this end …

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Emma's Revolution Concert: March 24, 8:00pm at UU Fellowship

Civic Action

Don't miss this concert.  It is one of a kind concert!

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Krugman: Congratulations America, You've Been Scammed.

Council Watch, National Pressing

Source: Krugman: Congratulations America, You've Been Scammed.

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Art Reviewer Weighs in on "Threshold"

Civic Action

As someone with an extensive professional background in the arts, and especially in the visual arts (having started working in the gallery business in Santa Fe some 20 years ago, and still to this day in art and design) it falls to me to follow the directive of my editor and give a critique on “Threshold,” the public art installation …

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Cease and Desist Order: Ignored by Commissioners and City

Civic Action

Read the former Senior Center Director's lawyer's letters to the city.  The city attorney and elected officials are ignoring this order!   Read the order for yourself.   The letters are posted below:  

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What is happening at the Senior Center now? Read this report!

Civic Action

One of several stories that must be told.  A regular user of the Senior Center lunch program was at the center for lunch.  He didn’t feel good because he had spent the night at the emergency room with bronchitis.  The Oregon Health Plan wouldn’t cover the cost of the prescribed codeine cough syrup.  And he told the parks staff that …

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Recall Gets Real: Tidings Article Presents It - A Must Read, Honest

Civic Action

Former Senior Center Manager Disputes Layoff Claims The former Senior Center manager has demanded that two parks commissioners remove their statements in the recall ballot, saying they include “false and misleading” information about her dismissal. Commissioners Rick Landt, Mike Gardiner and Jim Lewis are subjects of a March 13 recall election, which was launched after the parks commission unanimously voted …

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Chronological Set of Facts Around the Reasons for the Recall: Source Based Fact - A Must Read

Civic Action

This is a long read - sorry.  But it holds the core of why there is a recall. Your fellow citizens, never before involved with any kind of activism saw what was happening. They share this with you. To Set the  THE LONG ROAD TO RECALL STRAIGHT! Additional, Vital Information re: Tidings Article 2/25/2018 provided in BOLD CAPS.   November …

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California braces for Trump’s ‘border wall hallucination tour’ - POLITICO

“Trump will figure out how they can pay,’’ he said. “They’re not going to pay the bill up front — but if we save the money by not inviting another 200 million of the world’s poorest people to come in, who are very open to socialism – which means they will vote for Democrats and leftists and progressives — then …

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What is so disconcerting about This News

This news, Source: Georgia’s Lt. Governor Threatens Delta for Cutting NRA Ties - The Daily Beast is  especially disconcerting to me, that a person can threaten a private company by seeking to shift tax laws so that they will specifically hurt the company. It means people can use tax formulas as political weapons. It seems worse than the many the …

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Georgia’s Lt. Governor Threatens Delta for Cutting NRA Ties - The Daily Beast

Source: Georgia’s Lt. Governor Threatens Delta for Cutting NRA Ties - The Daily Beast Sharing Comment by Miranda This is especially disconcerting to me, that a person can threaten a private company by seeking to shift tax laws so that they will specifically hurt the company. It means people can use tax formulas as political weapons. It seems worse than …

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