Ashland Prepares for Plastic Bag Ban

ASHLAND, Ore. —  The Ashland City Council expects a plastic bag ban to become a reality in a matter of months. Last night, the council held the first reading on the issue. The second reading will happen at the next council meeting, and it’s expected to pass after that and become law. This ban would impact all stores and businesses … Continue reading »

Demonstrators Rally for Plastic Bag Ban

ASHLAND, Ore. — Protesters in Ashland are planning a demonstration to ban plastic bags in the city. According to Environment Oregon, more than one point seven billion plastic bags are used every year statewide; that’s about 500 plastic bags a person. Supporters of the ban say the bags are environmentally unsafe, and only a citywide … Continue reading »