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Ashland OR News, March 5th, 2014

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Ashland OR News, March 5th, 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. 

Exciting news for anyone who appreciates nature and animals. A wolf was recently spotted near Mt. Hood and the wolf population in Oregon has grown over the past year. LINK

Due to the concerns of the major financial cuts being made at SOU, the faculty has agreed to hold off on any salary increases for the next two years. The faculty has also taken a recent vote regarding their confidence in university leadership, the results should be announced soon. LINK*

Further cuts at Southern Oregon University can be seen on the student fee side, where The Daily Tidings is reporting that the student newspaper has received its own share of funding cuts. LINK*

We recently uploaded the first article – “A Deeper Calling” – in our new series called “Ashland Perspective”, a moving and powerful piece by Leslie Caplan about loss, being human, and oneness. LINK

If you have a family, there’s a solid chance that finding free or nearly free things to do is a budget saver. Enter Insight to Ashland, providing more than a half dozen family-friendly free ideas of things to do in Ashland. LINK

For ideas of events and activities to do specifically this week in Ashland, including chocolate tastings, First Friday and more: LINK

The Daily Tidings has posted a review of OSF’s Cocoanuts play – which is the return of the Marx Brothers to Southern Oregon’s most famous theatre. LINK*

The Oregon unemployment rate has dropped slightly yet again, now reaching its lowest level in 4 years at 7%. LINK*

In case you missed these, here is a variety of previously posted Ashland-focused articles from our blog: 2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival preview, the Elizabethan Theatre: LINK  the Bowmer Theatre: LINK  the Thomas Theatre: LINK  |  Q&A with Southern Oregon Film and Television’s founder Gary Kout: LINK   |  Ashland’s Disc Golf Course: LINK  |  5 Free Things to Do in Ashland: LINK  |  Searching for the Siskiyou Mountain Salamander: LINK  |  Ashland’s Acid Castles: LINK  |  Hearts Trail: LINK  |  Growing a yard vs. Growing food: LINK  |  Ashland Art, Volume 4: LINK

Do you have news you’d like shared in this blog feature? Please email Andy at info@insighttoashland.com for more information.

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