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Ashland OR News, April 16th, 2014

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Ashland OR News, April 16th, 2014

By Andy Harris

Welcome to our weekly blog feature – the Ashland OR news round-up! Simply read the short tidbits of information for a quick review of what’s happening in town, or click on the links for access to the full articles.

*As we lead up to Earth Day on April 22nd, Insight to Ashland will bring you a four part series from Southern Oregon Climate Action Now co-founder Alan Journet. The first three parts are listed below, with the final installment to be posted on Friday:

Part 1: Rogue Basin’s Climate Trends and ProjectionsLINK
Part 2: Concerns on the Keystone XL pipeline. LINK
Part 3: Saving the Environment One Person at a Time. LINK

*With a timely decision with Earth Day on Saturday, The Ashland City Council passed a ban on plastic bags in town on Tuesday. Paper bags will now cost 10 cents and all paper bags will be required to have at least 40% recycled content. The ban won’t go into effect for 6 months. LINK*

*Oregon just recently posted its largest job growth number since 2005, with 7,500 jobs added in March. LINK*

*The newest paper in the Rogue Valley, The Rogue Valley Messenger discusses the impact that last year’s many wildfires and this winter’s low precipitation might have on the upcoming fire season. LINK

*Speaking of the drought, how might Ashland be able to get through the summer with such low snow pack? RVM gives us a thorough run down and update on our water situation. LINK

*The owner of the popular Ashland breakfast restaurant Morning Glory has decided to call it quits and she is putting her restaurant and the building up for sale. LINK

*Are you interested in more of what’s happening this week in Ashland? It’s a fun week, and particularly strong with hiking and environmentally related events with Earth Day on Saturday. LINK

*Catch up on all the local events by visiting our calendar pageLINK

*With Cyndi Harvell in town at Le Cirque Center on Friday night, we posted an article on her roots, her music and her upcoming new album. LINK

*The most recent part in our ongoing series titled “Ashland Perspective” – The Physiology of Resilience. This piece speaks to the powerful story of a survivor of sexual assault and her path of healing and resilience. It’s in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. LINK

*In case you missed these previous Insight to Ashland articles:

Ashland Perspective: Indulging your inner entrepreneur: LINK
Lake of the Woods hiking, camping, fishing: LINK
Insight to Ashland’s top coffee shops in town: LINK
Ashland Perspective: A Deeper Calling: LINK
2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival preview, the Elizabethan Theatre: LINK  the Bowmer Theatre: LINK  the Thomas Theatre: LINK
5 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Ashland: LINK
5 Free Things to Do in AshlandLINK
For access to all of our blogs articles, covering the outdoors, businesses, theater, music, non-profit organizations, things to do, and more!: LINK

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