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By Phil Busse, with reporting by Ryan Degan Although everyone gathered at last week’s city council hearing in Medford seemed to agree that there is an increasing number of—and immediate need to do something, anything for—homeless men and women in the area, there was not a shared idea about a

On any given night in Ashland, there are an estimated 300 homeless men, women and children. It is a high number—especially so when considered what a hefty percentage of the general population that represents, and that compared as a ratio of the general population to other cities, like say, Portland

Federal Government Weighs in on Lawsuit Challenging Anti-Homeless Measures Boise, Idaho is currently facing a lawsuit from the ACLU over a municipal camping ban. It is similar to the camping bans in both Ashland and Medford, all of which are targeted at the homeless. But on August 6, in a

Unable to Find Rental Vacancies, SOU Students are Exiting Ashland En Masse The article “Seller’s Market,” in the 7/23 issue of The Rogue Valley Messenger looked into the staggering shortage of rental homes in Southern Oregon, where the vacancy rate is currently around 1.5 percent, the tightest market in decades.