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City Council to Address Panhandling Ordinances

City Council to Address Panhandling Ordinances

The Ashland City Council is meeting this evening to discuss proposed ordinances that will affect panhandling within the town.  Downtown Ashland, which is heavily frequented by tourists this time of year, is a hotspot for sign wavers and others asking passerby’s for change.  Some tourists feel quite uncomfortable by this and one went as far […]

Down With The Downtown Fountain

    If you’ve traveled downtown recently, you’ve most likely seen the construction occurring in front of the Black Swan Theater. Or, more accurately, the destruction. City workers are removing the fountain that once stood on the corner of East Main and Pioneer Streets, also known as Chautauqua Square. The marble fountain, which was installed […]

March makes a difference

A march on city hall by community members and Southern Oregon University students on April 5 may have helped lead the City of Ashland to reject the proposed homeless exclusionary zone in downtown Ashland. The council decided to create an ad-hoc Homelessness Steering Committee to come up with solutions to Ashland’s alleged homeless problem. “There […]

Students pitch in for hunger and homelessness

Students pitch in for hunger and homelessness

Twenty students gathered Saturday to pull up their sleeves and volunteer as part of the annual spring “Hunger Clean Up.” Hosted locally by the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group, the event is a nationwide effort to address the problems of hunger and homelessness. “Our volunteers have been fundraising for the last month, and all […]

Students plan protest against new ordinances

Nate Coddington contributed to this story. A march on city hall is planned for Tuesday, April 5, by Phronesis, a student-led community group, in protest of proposed city ordinances that would allegedly discriminate against Ashland’s homeless. Emery Way, a member of Phronesis and an Associated Students of Southern Oregon University At-Large Senator, has been a […]