2018 FALL LEGISLATIVE FORUM
Candidate Pam Marsh (Democratic Party) has a discussion regarding her campaign with representatives of the Ashland Chamber of Commerce. Hosted by Cindy Bernard and moderated by Sheila Clough. Produced by the Southern Oregon Digital Media Center.
State is doing what it can to address homelessness
One story after another in the Mail Tribune describes the many ways that homelessness affects all of us — teachers, cops, social workers, park employees, shopkeepers, bus drivers, ODOT workers, newspaper reporters, family members and residents — in heart-rending and often frustrating experiences.
The homeless adults that we encounter on sidewalks in in parks are just the tip of the iceberg. The 5 percent of children in our schools who are without stable homes are less visible. It is hard ...
Airbnb, others will pay local lodging taxes
Millions of dollars in lodging taxes from Airbnb and other online travel businesses are not collected each year in cities across Oregon, including tourist-dependent communities in Jackson County.
That’s about to change, following the Legislature’s approval of House Bill 4120, which requires the online payment collector to pay transient lodging taxes, used by many cities to promote local tourism.
“Cities need the money, and there needs to be equity between the online platforms and ...
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March 22, 2021 - Insurance Workshop & 3/31 Legal Clinic for Fire Survivors
Feb. 10, 2021 - Wildfire Recovery Public Hearing for Southern Oregon
Jan. 20, 2021 - January Updates for House District 5
Oct. 18, 2020 - Fall 2020 COVID & Fire Updates
Oct. 16, 2020 - Fire Recovery Resources / Recursos de recuperación de incendios
Oct. 5, 2020 - Wildfire Update: Moving into Recovery
Sept. 18, 2020 - Almeda Fire Day ...
No veto expected for pipeline project
Last year, Gov. Kate Brown vetoed $1.8 million to help build 3.3 miles of underground pipes for the Rogue River Valley Irrigation District to provide more water for fish, farmers and the Agate Reservoir.
This year, the governor is expected to sign off on the project.
“It is not going to be vetoed,” Rep. Pam Marsh, D-Ashland, said. “Very clearly, she said she had no objections to the project. I’m quite confident we’re going to get the money and do it.”
Last year, Brown and ...
Thousands in Medford for Women’s March
A crowd spanning generations and genders filled Medford parks Saturday, joining in a national demonstration of discontent over the country’s — and its leaders’ — direction.
For the thousands marching through downtown Medford in the second annual Southern Oregon Women’s March, Lesley Gore’s 1963 hit “You Don’t Own Me” became a rallying cry as the crowd packed Pear Blossom Park and spilled over nearby.
The park’s lawn was filled close to ...
Marsh urges ‘yes’ vote on Measure 101
In a well-attended Ashland Town Hall Saturday, Rep. Pam Marsh repeatedly urged a “yes” vote on Measure 101 to uphold Oregon’s Medicaid Expansion using assessments on insurers and hospitals — and if it fails January 23, it will throw the short legislative session into chaos, likely with deep cuts and no replacement revenues.
Marsh, an Ashland Democrat, said, “That’s the most important thing. Keep Medicaid whole. I can’t emphasize this enough. It’s the crucial ...