Alan Journet: “Today’s Republicans have jettisoned the traditional conservative adherence to democratic principles and have committed themselves to thwarting the will of the voters if they don’t like it.”
Linda Peterson Adams: “I will withdraw from seeking a position on the Ashland City Council in the 2022 General Election. I am suspending my campaign during this election season to serve Ashland and the greater community for what I feel is the best use of my skills and abilities at this time.”
Alan DeBoer: “I have worked with Betsy, and she brings leadership that will be reminiscent of Tom McCall that did so much for Oregon. If Oregon can elect an Independent for governor, it will rock the establishment in the nation, and we should all concur that politics need that.”
Dan Belenky: “ODFW says the deer are part of our natural environment and we should learn to live in harmony with them. But they aren’t wild deer, they are thoroughly urban. They are born, live and die in the city.”
Peter Gibb: “Here’s my simple, free idea. Let’s learn and practice talking to each other differently. Learn to listen, rather than jumping to debate and argument. Set conversational intentions on understanding rather than winning.”
The threat of new fire starts due to expected “abundant lightning on dry fuels” has prompted the Medford office of the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning for noon to 11 p.m. Wednesday for wide swaths of Southern Oregon and Northern California, including Ashland and the south end of the Rogue Valley.
While three Ashland City Council seats will be undecided until November, a number of other elected offices within the Ashland saw only the incumbents filing for office, though additional candidate information could be published later this week.
Two candidates have dropped out of the race for Ashland City Council as the city waits on signature verification to release the forms of additional candidates who filed by the Aug. 8 deadline. City Recorder Melissa Huhtala said she is waiting to hear from Jackson County to confirm the signatures of additional candidates and will post candidate information after this step is complete.
The City of Ashland is seeking dismissal of an $850,000 lawsuit alleging rampant sexism and discrimination among Parks and Recreation Department employees, claiming the allegations themselves are invalid.
MJ Daspit: “Caprettone got my attention because I’d never heard of it before. A light, dry Italian, it was refreshing and delicious. … ‘Caprettone is a white Italian wine grape variety that is grown in the Campania region of southern Italy … Caprettone is also grown in the Rogue River Valley of southern Oregon.’ Wait — what? We’re it outside Campania? How did that happen?”