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Ashland OR News, November 20th, 2013

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Ashland OR News, November 20th, 2013

By Andy Harris

Welcome to our weekly Wednesday blog feature – the Ashland OR news round-up! Simply read the Twitter-like tidbits for a quick review of what’s happening in town, or click on the links for access to the full articles. Without further ado…

We start off today’s post with some good environmental news, which is a nice change. After the Gold Ray Damn was removed 3 years ago, there is a plethora of chinook spawning in areas of the Rogue River that just a few years ago were off limits to the salmon. The fish are taking now back their old territory, which hasn’t been open to them for over a century. LINK*

In keeping up with the good news, the AP is reporting that the Oregon unemployment rate has dropped to 7.7%. Let’s hope that trend continues. LINK*

Our friends over at The Rogue Valley Messenger have a review of The White Fugue, which is currently being performed by students the SOU Theater Arts Program. The story is “on its surface, a psychological detective story about a woman whose memories are going missing” and is an original piece by an SOU professor. LINK

Speaking of events happening around town, check out our weekly Monday blog post on what’s happening this week in Ashland. LINK

We have some additional items happening in town on our calendar page, as well. LINK

The Ashland City Council is considering banning plastic bags in town, as well implementing legislation that would require retailers to charge customers for using paper bags. LINK*

Lithia Artisans Market will be hosting their 13th Annual Christmas Faire on Thanksgiving weekend. LINK

There is some internal strife regarding SOU’s newly implemented House curriculums and whether they have been legitimately approved for beyond just this first year, or if “the cart is driving the horse”. LINK*

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