March 22, 2023

From the Public News Service: Food Waste and the Climate Crisis: What to know And what to do.

In 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture stated: “Food loss and waste … exacerbates the climatecrisis with its significant GHG footprint. Production, transportation, and handling of food generatesignificant carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions, and when food ends up in landfills, it generates methane,[which is] an even more potent greenhouse gas.”A 2021 U.S. Environmental Protection […]

From the Public News Service: Slam the Scam Day: Tips for Avoiding Fraud. April 25 Scam Jam in Portland

March 9 was National Slam the Day. National Slam the Scam Day raises awareness about thieves’ attempts tosteal money from people. A few tips can keep people from falling victimto fraud. Comments from Carmel Perez Snyder, director for communityoutreach and local advocacy, AARP Oregon. “They just do it in a multitude of ways, either to […]

Warming Shelter Training and A call for volunteers

On the Nov. 16 episode of KSKQ’s We the People, Avram Sacks — organizer of the Ashland extreme weather shelter program — joined Jason Houk and Brad Smith to talk about an upcoming training session for those wanting to volunteer at the local overnight warming shelters.

Workers rally together in Medford by Shelby Reilly   for KTVL MEDFORD, Ore. — Employees of the Jackson County Employee Association, a chapter of SEIU local 503, rallied in front of the Jackson County building in their fight for a fair contract for improved health insurance and competitive wages. Employees at the rally said the top priorities are moving the county insurance plan to the […]