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Ashland Rep. gains House leadership role

by Damian Mann of the Mail Tribune Wednesday, September 18th 2019 Rep. Pam Marsh, D-Ashland, will take a more commanding role in the Oregon House in the next legislative session. Marsh was selected as assistant majority leader, making her part of the leadership group for her caucus in the 60-member House. “It will give me the opportunity to be a little more in the center of the decision-making process,” Marsh said. The House leadership, led by House Speaker Tina Kotek, ...

To fight wildfire, we must address climate change

by Rep. Pam Marsh Sunday, August 4th 2019 Mail Tribune AQI 134: Unhealthy for sensitive groups. I’m looking at this dispiriting air quality index reading for Ashland at 11 AM on Tuesday, July 30. The Applegate and Medford are worse: 157 and 160, i.e. unhealthy. By the time you read this, I hope you are seeing better numbers. Actually, the word “hope” is not nearly strong enough. I have been hearing from many neighbors and friends for the past five days, since smoke from ...

Forestry Department needs more funding now

by Rep. Pam Marsh Sunday, March 24th 2019 - Mail Tribune Last summer, Southern Oregon suffered through six weeks of choking smoke. A month later we watched from a distance as Paradise, California, a town much like communities in our region, burned to the ground. Smoke and fire threaten our health, our economy and our future. The gravity of our situation is reflected in the numbers. Oregon wildfires cost a whopping $514 million in 2018 and that half billion is not the end of our ...