Category Archives: Ashland Daily Tidings

Wildfire protection plan begins to take shape

Gov. Kate Brown has followed through on her pledge to address wildfire prevention and preparedness on a statewide level, presenting lawmakers this week with a draft proposal based on the report from the Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response. The plan is sure to undergo changes before and after the Legislature convenes next month, but the […]
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ArtBeat: Ashland artist displays work at Capitol

The preeminent Ashland based international artist Betty LaDuke will be featuring work at the offices of the Governor of Oregon from Feb. 3 until April 2. The exhibit, which is entitled “Bountiful Harvest: Celebrating Oregon’s Farm Workers,” will be up at the Capitol Building in Salem. Source: ArtBeat: Ashland artist displays work at Capitol | […]
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Ashland STOP numbers don’t add up

Ashland police Chief Tighe O’Meara presented some admittedly insufficient statistical data Tuesday on officer-initiated stops to City Council. The data is collected via a statewide initiative called STOP (Safety Transparency of Policing), which was passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2017 to gather details about who is being stopped by police and why. Source: Police […]
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State fails children again | Opinion

The state of Oregon’s child welfare system is again under fire. This time, a child was shot to death by a parent weeks after state workers closed an investigation into his well-being. Source: State fails children again

Ashland winter shelter has new location, services for homeless

The Ashland winter shelter opened Nov. 4 in a new location with a new lineup of services and helpers. Options for Helping Residents of Ashland, the nonprofit facilitating the shelter this year, recently received a $58,000 grant from Oregon Housing and Community Services for winter shelter operations, and OHRA hired a new shelter director, Cass […]
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Cooking up a Southern Oregon food trail to boost tourism

Local tourism agencies want to create a Rogue Valley food trail to highlight the popular culinary institutions that have root in one of the best agricultural areas of Oregon. Source: Cooking up a Southern Oregon food trail to boost tourism

Southern Oregon teachers learn how to teach children about race

Macy Senestraro knows the story of her own family’s journey to the U.S. The special education teacher at Bellview Elementary School is the granddaughter of immigrants who she said faced discrimination upon arriving in California from Mexico. Source: Southern Oregon teachers learn how to teach children about race

Cannabis and hemp bring mixture of impacts to Oregon

How’s it going with legal recreational cannabis in Oregon after four years? Addressing a conference on Occupational Safety & Health in Ashland, a man from the governor’s office said it has been a complicated, controversial journey. Among the state’s findings, said Jeffrey Rhoades, senior marijuana policy advisor to Gov. Kate Brown, is that pot use […]
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America wants Southern Oregon hemp

Jackson County takes the crown as the hemp-growing capital of Oregon, but many local residents wonder where all those fields of flower will be sold. “The vast majority of Oregon’s production is going out of state,” said Pete Gendron, president of Oregon SunGrowers’ Guild. “We just don’t have sufficient production capacity to handle the load.” […]
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A hemp headache

For 38 years, Arnie Abrams has enjoyed his quiet country life outside of Ashland with idyllic views of the valley below him. That peace and quiet was upended over the past year when hemp grows began surrounding his house, and he fears that what remains of his rural lifestyle will be completely undermined if a […]
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