April 13, 2024

State of the Free Press 2024: The Importance of an Independent Press and Critical Media Literacy in a “Post-Truth” World

State of the Free Press 2024: The Importance of an Independent Press and Critical Media Literacy in a “Post-Truth” WorldWednesdayApril 17th7:00 PMRogue Valley Metaphysical Library – 1757 Ashland St, Ashland.In the age of new and powerful tools of communication, democracy has become more fragile and vulnerable to attacks by ideological extremists and partisans. What is […]

Grants Pass mayor vetoes ordinance that would make it harder to help homeless

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass mayor Sara Bristol announced today that she would veto an ordinance passed by the Grants Pass City Council last week. The ordinance would have placed requirements on organizations that provide humanitarian aid and assistance to the homeless in public areas. https://www.kdrv.com/news/housing-crisis/grants-pass-mayor-vetoes-ordinance-that-would-make-it-harder-to-help-homeless/article_297e06da-e0c9-11ee-a445-2b82c4d3ec93.html

Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice Endorses Just Cause Campaign

SOJWJ Calls Upon Their Network To Join The Campaign To End At-Will Employment SALEM, OR – Early evening Valentine’s day, the Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice unanimously endorsed prospective ballot initiative 2024-049 for Just Cause. SOJWJ brings together labor unions, religious congregations, student groups and community organizations to improve working peoples’ standard of living, job […]

Incoming Winter Storm Prompts Severe Weather Shelter Opening

MedfordAlert February 28 Medford, Oregon- In response to anticipated severe weather conditions, ACCESS will be opening the Severe Weather Shelter located at 332 W. 6th St. on Thursday, February 29. The shelter will remain operational until Sunday, March 3, offering services to those in need during the extreme weather event. Medford City Manager Brian Sjothun […]

Management problems cause staff exodus from Rogue Valley fire district, records show

According to lawyers with the union IAFF 2596, Fire Chief Charles Hanley is to blame for a staffing shortage in Jackson County Fire District 5 which serves over 20,000 residents in Phoenix, Talent and unincorporated areas of Ashland. They claimed the district has lost five union employees in the last two years, with at least […]

Grants Pass Shelter

The Grants Pass Warming Shelter will be activating Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights pending volunteer coverage. 1990 NW Washington Blvd. 541.900.5818 gpwarmingshelter@gmail.com If you are interested in becoming a volunteer let us know! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094BABAA2CA0FAC34-48196762-volunteer?fbclid=IwAR1LLE3bbdRlPFHQZLTiKCG9wt2EkvdihjKV7-kUiLMfxkzGn6VN0nowvOs#/