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The United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Article 25 specifies that, “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services.” Article 19

Challenger for Council, City of Ashland In a three way race for City of Ashland City Council Position Number 3, three is definitively company. As part of our continued coverage leading up to local elections, we caught up with Martin Kamenski, who is challenging councilmember Greg Lemhouse.    Rogue Valley

Incumbent Councilmember, City of Ashland Greg Lemhouse is a two-term city council member, and now he has two challengers vying for his seat. What gives? As part of our continued coverage leading up to local elections, we caught up with councilor Lemhouse. More interviews are available at our website, RogueValleyMessenger.com.

In our last issue, we published a profile of Ashland’s incumbent mayor. In this issue, we catch up with current City Councilmember and mayoral challenger Carol Voisin. Rogue Valley Messenger: After eight years as a council member, what do you feel is your biggest achievement so far? Carol Voisin: My

Picture downtown Ashland. Go on, try it. If your image involves cigarette smoke, panhandlers, and buskers on the sidewalks, you’re not alone. But as of this month, the image may no longer be accurate. Earlier this year, the Ashland City Council voted to increase police presence in the downtown to

Interview by Ryan Degan In an ongoing series the Rogue Valley Messenger meets with public officials throughout Southern Oregon. This week we sat down with Ashland Police Chief Tighe O’Meara and discussed his new and progressive plans for APD’s future. Since joining APD in 2010, Chief O’Meara has served as Patrol Sergeant, Detective

Pushing for $15 an Hour is the Most Dominant Legislative Discussion As the state legislature began to gather for its session, Governor Kate Brown announced a six-year plan to steadily raise minimum wage in Oregon—and, in doing so, struck the dominant chord for upcoming conversations about law-making in the state.

In early January—a few days before President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address—City of Ashland Mayor John Stromberg gave his State of the City address. “Nationally, 2015 was a tipping point year,” he began, “by which I mean that on multiple issues a significant number of people