Ashland School District

Ashland School District modifies elementary school assignment plan

The Ashland School District has backed off a plan compelling students to switch grade schools following public outcry against the proposal. In an announcement Jan. 20, the district thanked the community for its feedback and said, in an update to the proposed policy, K-5 students within the boundary changes could voluntarily switch schools.

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Hundreds of thousands of Oregonians face drastic food budget cut

Oregon food banks are bracing for an uptick in demand in March when hundreds of thousands of state residents will face a drastic cut in their food budget. In March, federal monthly emergency funds will go away, reducing the average benefit from nearly $450 a month to nearly $270 a month for about 410,000 households.

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City Government

City manager: Ashland ‘not going to miss a beat’ after resignations

Ashland City Manager Joe Lessard said the sudden resignations of former Mayor Julie Akins and former Councilor Shaun Moran, and upcoming efforts to fill their seats, will not impact city services or administration. Lessard told Ashland.News in an interview Friday, while there may be “bumps and changes” in filling the two vacancies, the routine at City Hall will be “business as usual.”

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City Government

Ashland priorities topic of town hall meeting Monday

A town hall meeting called by the city of Ashland to discuss Ashland’s priorities for the 2023-2025 fiscal biennium, as well as longer-term priorities over the next six years, is set for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St.

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Latest posts

Rogue Valley Tribune mailing introductory edition to 93,000 addresses

Mailboxes throughout Jackson County will be filled this week with a 12-page broadsheet newspaper introducing the Rogue Valley Tribune to prospective readers. EO Media Group is getting the word out about its Medford-based news site and three-times a week printed paper with a saturation mailing to 93,000 area addresses.

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Free environment, chemistry talk coming to SOU

How can chemistry be utilized to understand human impacts on the environment? That question will be answered during a Friday science seminar hosted by Southern Oregon University assistant professor Chris Babayco, Ph.D., organizers have announced.

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Inner Peace: It’s all concept

Jim Hatton: “I have come to respect and honor them all. I am not here to say they are right or wrong. It is right for all individuals to seek their own path, what is right for them, and what inspires them.”

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