The Ashland Chronicle
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Critical Issues Facing Ashland -- A Report from Addie Greene

Civic Action

Critical Issues Facing Ashland   What would make Ashland better? Over the last three Saturdays, focus groups have met in the Washington Federal meeting room to discuss this issue. At stake are four City Council seats and a projected $2.5-million shortfall in the 2017-2019 budget.             One participant described Ashland as “within rural environs, an urban hub.” Another said “It’s …

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Tax giveaways for the rich, or food for hungry kids?

Civic Action

So -- When Republicans gave massive tax breaks for wealthy corporations and the richest 1%, we (and a lot of experts) warned that their next move would be slashing programs the rest of us depend on in order to fund it. This week, they’re proving us right. On Monday, House Republicans introduced a Farm Bill that would kick millions of …

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Does Society Need More "Troublemakers"? What do you think?

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Why Society Needs More Troublemakers Reuters/Jonathan Bachman It’s sweet to be agreeable—but what a vibrant, healthy society really needs is principled troublemakers. Those who dare to say “no” when it appears that everyone else is in agreement are rare and brave—and they make the world a better place, according to University of California, Berkeley psychology professor Charlan Nemeth. Her new book, In …

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