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Legislator PhotoRepresentative Pam Marsh

Democrat - District 5 - Southern Jackson County

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1405
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-474, Salem, Oregon 97301

Join us Sept 14, 6:30 PM - Our Path to Recovery | Nuestro camino hacia la recuperación9/12/2021 
Virtual Town Hall, August 31 | Junta Comunitaria Virtual, 31 de agosto8/30/2021 
Summer News & Upcoming Events8/20/2021 
Legislative Highlights for House District 56/29/2021 
Legislative Update - Halfway through the 2021 Session4/21/2021 
3/23 Insurance Workshop & 3/31 Legal Clinic for Fire Survivors3/22/2021 
Feb 17 - Wildfire Recovery Public Hearing for Southern Oregon2/10/2021 
January Updates for House District 51/20/2021 
Fall 2020 COVID & Fire Updates11/19/2020 
​Fire Recovery Resources / Recursos de recuperación de incendios11/16/2020 
Wildfire Update: Moving into Recovery10/5/2020 
Almeda Fire Day 10: Recovery Updates, FEMA Assistance & New Resources9/18/2020 
Almeda Fire Response Update for Jackson County9/14/2020 
Fire Resources, Info & Links for Jackson County9/11/2020 
Advising Talent and Phoenix residents not to return yet9/9/2020 
Special Session Summary, Town Hall July 14, and SO Census Day7/8/2020 
Spring 2020 - Finding the path forward; Getting back to business5/30/2020 
COVID-19 Updates: Reopening Strategy, Wildfire Preparedness & More Resources5/1/2020 
COVID-19 Updates: Community Resources, Reopening, Unemployment4/15/2020 
Community Resilience & COVID-194/3/2020 
Town Hall this Saturday, Feb. 1, 10:30 - Noon1/30/2020 
New Year's Legislative Update for District 51/21/2020 
Summer News - Campaign Finance Forum, Know Your Rights & More8/30/2019 
A Report on the 80th Legislative Assembly, July 20197/2/2019 
Progress & Pressure: May Update from the Legislature5/22/2019 
This Sunday, April 14, 3:00-4:30 - Ashland Town Hall4/13/2019 
Wildfire, Climate & Conservation: Update from the Capitol4/5/2019 
Reminder: Wildfire Forum, Tomorrow, Thursday, Jan 17, 6-8PM1/16/2019 
Off to a Big Start: 2019 Legislative Session1/9/2019 
Save the Date: Smoke and Fire Summit8/24/2018 
Legislative Update: Special Session & Student Tour Coming to Medford5/31/2018 
End of Session Wrap-up - and an Invitation3/13/2018 
Reminder: Final Legislative Town Hall - Tomorrow, 1pm at the Jacksonville Library1/27/2018 
Legislative Update and Upcoming Town Halls1/9/2018 
The Season of Gratitude12/15/2017 
Join me for a Community Conversation8/15/2017 
End of Session Wrap-up7/21/2017 
Legislators Need to Hear from You5/31/2017 
Update from the Capitol: Time for Tax Reform5/4/2017 
Town Hall Tomorrow4/4/2017 
Update from the Capitol3/23/2017 
Mental Heatlh Care in Jackson County3/8/2017 
February Newsletter: Update from the Capitol2/22/2017 
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531 Jackson County residents still in hotels after 2020 firesMail Tribune9/15/2021 
New center will speed rebuilding for fire victimsMail Tribune9/15/2021 
Pam Marsh to lead Almeda fire ‘path to recovery’ online panelMail Tribune9/13/2021 
Rep. Marsh prepares for resdistricitng in OregonKDRV 129/13/2021 
FireWatch: Rep. Pam Marsh hosts "Our Path to Recovery" one year following the Almeda FireKDRV 129/13/2021 
State Rep. Pam Marsh set to hold virtual forum highlighting progress made since Almeda FireFox 269/13/2021 
Wildfire recovery, pot, COVID-19 topics at town hall meetingMail Tribune9/1/2021 
Portland, Salem areas to receive most Afghan refugees in OregonMail Tribune9/1/2021 
Virtual town hall led by State Rep. Pam Marsh addresses 2021 legislation sessionKOBI 58/31/2021 
Pam Marsh to host Town Hall on fire recovery, coronavirus and droughtKTVL 108/30/2021 
Southern Oregon officials call on Brown to send reinforcements to police illegal growsKTVL 108/27/2021 
Wyden visits Asante, talks with healthcare workersKDRV 128/20/2021 
Governor Brown, state lawmakers say Afghan refugees are welcome in OregonKDRV 128/18/2021 
Gov. Brown signs law temporarily suspending graduation testing KOBI 58/12/2021 
Homeless ‘one-stop shop’ finds homeMail Tribune8/4/2021 
The West is on Fire. It's Past Time to Act on Climate Change.New York Times8/3/2021 
Oregon is offering rental and utilities assistanceKOBI 58/2/2021 
Talent Maker City to be Recipient of funding from the Americam Rescue Plan ActTalent News & Review (pg 3)8/1/2021 
Oregon lawmakers want eligible residents to apply for pandemic reliefKOBI 57/30/2021 
Rental assistance still available with end of eviction moratorium days awayKTVL 107/29/2021 
Jackson County unveils new text alert for fire evacuationsKOBI 57/23/2021 
California firefighters help tackle Talent fireKOBI 57/21/2021 
Oregon Will Use Medicaid Funding For Mental Health Emergency ResponseJPR7/19/2021 
Oregon Legislature Wrap-Up II: The Ashland DemocratsJPR7/19/2021 
Could this year’s class of first-term lawmakers be Oregon’s most effective?OPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting7/14/2021 
Jackson County gets millions from stateMail Tribune7/3/2021 
Talent Maker City awarded $1.8 million to build facilityMail Tribune6/29/2021 
Phoenix receives $13.8 million from state to rebuild public service buildingsKTVL 106/28/2021 
Oregon Legislature passes 2040 benchmark for renewable electricityThe Center Square6/28/2021 
Oregon lawmakers approve ambitious carbon-reduction goals for state energy gridOPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting6/26/2021 
SB 762 passes in Oregon House to give funding to wildfire responses, recovery and mitigation efforts KDRV 126/26/2021 
State Lawmakers Approve Bill That Aims To Get Oregon To 100% Clean Energy By 2040Huffington Post6/26/2021 
Human composting has now become legal in Oregon Happy Magazine6/21/2021 
Bottle and can return begins again at Jackson County storesKDRV 126/21/2021 
People in Oregon will soon be allowed to compost dead friends and family The Independent6/18/2021 
It's Now Legal in Oregon To Be Turned Into Compost After You DieNewsweek6/18/2021 
Oregon is third state to legalize human compostingComposting News6/18/2021 
Oregon Legalizes Composting Human RemainsJPR6/17/2021 
Oregon Has Legalized Human CompostingVICE6/17/2021 
Oregon’s ‘human composting’ bill signed into lawKOBI 56/16/2021 
Governor Kate Brown signs human composting bill into lawKDRV 126/16/2021 
Oregonians can now legally become human compost after deathKTVL 106/16/2021 
Oregon Gov. Brown signs human composting billMail Tribune6/16/2021 
Oregon third state in U.S. to legalize human compostingKOIN 66/15/2021 
Oregon House backs more sheltersMail Tribune6/14/2021 
Fire survivors get more time to rebuild with bill now signed into law KDRV 126/14/2021 
More temporary emergency housing arrives for fire survivors in Talent KTVL 106/11/2021 
Oregon House approves $9.7 million for emergency shelter unitsOPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting6/10/2021 
Oregon House OKs more funds for emergency shelter program, including Bend’s projectKTVZ 216/10/2021 
With Oregon eviction moratorium expiring, lawmaker pushes financial assistance programs KDRV 126/8/2021 
Final round of Landlord Compensation Fund closing soonKTVL 106/8/2021 
Oregon legislators concerned about potential surge in evictions following end to moratoriumKOBI 56/8/2021 
More flexibility for natural disaster recovery victims after new bill passesKTVL 106/7/2021 
Permanent housing could be years away for some Almeda Fire victimsKTVL 106/1/2021 
Oregon legislature passes ban on online vape sales KDRV 125/27/2021 
Former Ashland High School students credited with newly passed Oregon vaping billKOBI 55/27/2021 
Oregon’s big climate bill of 2021 generates little frictionOPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting5/26/2021 
Water for mobile park should be a top priorityMail Tribune5/25/2021 
COVID-19 UpdateSouthern Oregon PBS5/24/2021 
A Real NightmareMail Tribune5/24/2021 
SO Responds - OR-AlertSouthern Oregon PBS5/21/2021 
State legislators potentially get millions to spend on their districtKOBI 55/17/2021 
Oregon lawmakers look to tax insurance policies to fight wildfiresBlue Mountain Eagle5/11/2021 
Housing Issues with Rep. Pam Marsh.Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show5/11/2021 
Oregon House passes bill to require diverse boards of directors for publicly-traded companiesGales Creek Journal5/10/2021 
Bill introduced to expand insurance coverage for Oregon wildfire victimsOPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting5/10/2021 
State should allow large grad ceremoniesMail Tribune5/6/2021 
Rules expand for Oregon landlords to get unpaid rent helpKOIN 65/6/2021 
Owners get more time to rebuild after 2020 Labor Day wildfiresThe Observer (LaGrande)5/5/2021 
New statewide emergency alert system on tap in OregonOPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting5/4/2021 
Meeting of the mindsMail Tribune5/4/2021 
Statewide alert system to go live this year in OregonKATU 25/4/2021 
District attorney won't pursue charges against Greensprings fire chief who picked up bear cub KDRV 124/30/2021 
Oregon legislators' new bill offers insurance protections following natural disastersInsurance Business4/29/2021 
New insurance legislation would protect Oregonians after natural disastersKTVL 104/28/2021 
Poll Shows Oregon Support For Fire Prevention, Forest ManagementJefferson Public Radio4/28/2021 
Animal Wellness Action says ODFW violated its own rules by killing bearKOBI 54/19/2021 
Oregon House Passes Legislation to Ban Online Vape SalesThe World (Coos Bay)4/19/2021 
Tension rising as housing crisis leaves many without optionsKOBI 54/18/2021 
'What we need mostly is money'Mail Tribune4/17/2021 
Medford supports anti-camping bill in OR legislatureKOBI 54/16/2021 
Medford supports anti-camping bill in OR legislature KOBI 54/16/2021 
ODFW criticized for killing young black bearAshland Daily Tidings4/14/2021 
Oregon Bill Would Ban Online Vaping Sales The Lund Report4/13/2021 
Oregon House moves to ban online vape sales Oregon House moves to ban online vape salesKOBI 54/12/2021 
Young Black Bear In Ashland Is Euthanized, Sparking Criticism Of Fish And Wildlife Dept.Jefferson Public Radio4/12/2021 
Ore. House OKs Property Tax Relief For Wildfire VictimsLaw 3604/12/2021 
Megafire focus of webinarLake County Examiner4/12/2021 
Oregon House passes natural disaster legislationLincoln City Home Page4/10/2021 
Oregon House passes tax relief bill for properties destroyed by wildfire KDRV 124/9/2021 
Oregon Opinion Poll on Wildfire KDRV 124/9/2021 
Oregon lawmakers send money to communities ravaged by wildfiresOPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting4/8/2021 
Converting motels to housing one step closerDaily Astorian4/1/2021 
Oregon's Push to Expand Better Alternatives to PolicingThe Appeal3/26/2021 
Survivors attend free wildfire workshopKMVU Fox 263/23/2021 
100% clean energy supporters debate how to get Oregon to goalPortland Business Journal 3/23/2021 
Medford to receive $2.5 million for new center to help people in crisisKOBI 53/22/2021 
Free insurance webinar available for Almeda Fire victims TuesdayKOBI 53/22/2021 
Oregon House passes Energy Affordability Act to help low-income payersThe World3/22/2021 
Insurance Help for Wildfire VictimsKDRV 123/21/2021 
Rep. Marsh hosts insurance webinar, legal clinic for fire survivorsMail Tribune3/20/2021 
Low-barrier emergency homeless shelter coming to MedfordKTVL 103/19/2021 
Plan would compel Oregon utilities to go to all carbon-free powerPamplin Media Group3/17/2021 
Natural Causes: Why Some Are Choosing An Eco-Friendly End Of LifeNPR - 1A3/16/2021 
Medford motel will be made into emergency housing with 'Project Turnkey' support KDRV 123/10/2021 
Oregon HB 3112: The Oregon Cannabis Equity ActThe Weed Blog3/10/2021 
Bill Introduced To Expand Insurance Coverage For Fire Victims In OregonJPR3/9/2021 
Priced out: Former tenants face sticker shock as mobile home parks rebuildAshland Daily Tidings3/9/2021 
Proposed measure will expand insurance protections for Oregonians impacted by disasters KDRV 123/7/2021 
Oregonians may soon have another after-death alternativeKATU 23/3/2021 
Oregon could become 2nd state to permit human compostingOPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting3/1/2021 
Another piece of the housing puzzleMail Tribune - Editorial2/25/2021 
Proposed house bill could help funding of a mobile crisis intervention programKOBI 52/24/2021 
Phoenix trailer park declined federal help, demands residents pay for fire cleanupKTVL 102/24/2021 
Landlord compensation fund now open for applicationsKPIC 42/18/2021 
Oregon lawmakers hear wildfire survivors' storiesKGW 82/18/2021 
Two opportunities to make your voice heardMail Tribune2/17/2021 
Oregon wildfire recovery committee holds virtual public hearing for wildfire survivors KDRV 122/17/2021 
Almeda Fire victims voice concerns to legislators in Zoom sessionKOBI 52/17/2021 
Rogue Valley fire victims can speak to legislatorsKOBI 52/16/2021 
Will mass evictions amid COVID really cost Oregon $3.3 billion?KTVL 102/15/2021 
Legislators want to hear Southern Oregonians post-fire experiencesMail Tribune2/15/2021 
Oregon Legislature considers bill to create local crisis intervention teamsOPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting2/12/2021 
Ashland Motel To Become Shelter Through State ProgramJPR2/9/2021 
Oregon Community Foundation unveils first grant for motel-to-shelter programPortland Business Journal 2/5/2021 
$4.2 million grant awarded to buy motel for displaced southern OregoniansKOBI 52/4/2021 
Ashland Hotel Marks First Step In Statewide Shelter ProjectKLCC2/4/2021 
Motel to be used as homeless resource centerAshland Tidings2/4/2021 
House Wildfire Recovery Committee works on solutions for impacted communitiesKDRV 121/27/2021 
Oregon Wildfire Recovery Committee holds first legislative meeting; here's what to expectKTVL 101/26/2021 
State Emergency Board allocated $25 million to Jackson CountyKTVL 101/11/2021 
Replacing The Manufactured Homes Lost To FiresJPR12/29/2020 
Finding Homes For Fire Victims For NowJPR12/25/2020 
Emergency dollars will aid Southern OregonMail Tribune12/25/2020 
Oregon lawmakers react to third special sessionKOBI 512/22/2020 
Representative Pam Marsh discusses special sessionKDRV 1212/21/2020 
Oregon health care leaders present their legislative concepts for the 2021 sessionState of Reform12/21/2020 
Some Oregon legislators show support for initiative to bring students back to schoolKTVL 1012/18/2020 
New Oregon program offers grant to buy motels/hotels for fire victimsKOBI 511/18/2020 
Initiative to convert hotels and motels into shelters for homeless moves forward locallyKTVL 1011/17/2020 
Oregon's emergency board approves statewide emergency notification investment KDRV 1211/16/2020 
Our lives after Nov. 3Ashland Tidings11/15/2020 
Decision 2020: Oregon Democrats retain supermajority in State House and SenateKOBI 511/4/2020 
Jackson County Eligible For Funds To Turn Motels Into SheltersJPR10/27/2020 
Joint Legislative Emergency Board allocates over $390 million for wildfire recovery and shelter KMVU Fox 2610/25/2020 
Jackson Co. gets approval for FEMA housing assistance aidKMVU Fox 2610/8/2020 
Governor’s Wildfire Economic Recovery Council starts this weekKMVU Fox 2610/7/2020 
Help for people who lost manufactured homes to firesMail Tribune10/2/2020 
At-Home Learning, When Home Is in AshesThe New York Times9/30/2020 
Virtual Q&A on fire recovery to be held WednesdayMail Tribune9/29/2020 
Fire cleanup could cost $170 millionMail Tribune9/28/2020 
Jackson County Expo shelter remains but resources move off siteKDRV 129/25/2020 
More windy weather could bring back flames in Oregon’s smoldering burnsOPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting9/23/2020 
Governor Brown tours Almeda Fire damage, meets with first respondersKDRV 129/21/2020 
Help available for those who lost homes to firesMail Tribune9/19/2020 
Fire victims on tap for tax reliefMail Tribune9/16/2020 
Voting, The Air, The Recovery: Moving Forward From The FiresJPR9/15/2020 
Voices Of Southern Oregon Wildfire Evacuees Iowa Public Radio9/12/2020 
The Jackson County Expo shelters people for the first time in fairground historyKOBI 59/9/2020 
Rent help is availableMail Tribune9/1/2020 
State legislature meets Monday to address budget shortfalls due to COVID-19 KMVU Fox 268/7/2020 
'Rent cliff' looms for some struggling to pay bills during pandemicMail Tribune8/6/2020 
State Democrats pen letter demanding federal troops leave Portland KOBI 57/24/2020 
Pam Marsh: special session to focus on coronavirus and institutionalized racism KTVL 107/23/2020 
Cell phone tax sails through Oregon LegislatureOregonian - Oregon Live6/27/2020 
Oregon cell phone tax on fast track during Legislature’s special sessionOregonian - Oregon Live6/25/2020 
Jackson County Commissioners urge state lawmakers to check Brown's executive power KTVL 106/20/2020 
Editorial - New COVID guidelines are prudent Mail Tribune6/14/2020 
Panel: Telehealth Use Has Expanded But Access Remains A Problem6/10/2020 
Will policy reform come from Oregon protests?KOBI 56/3/2020 
Emerging From Pandemic: The Birth Of 'Communities Are Stronger Together'JPR6/3/2020 
Oregon projected to lose $10.5 billion over next five yearsKOBI 55/20/2020 
Reflections on the path forwardAshland Daily Tidings5/18/2020 
State seeks health care volunteers to support COVID-19 responseAshland Daily Tidings5/18/2020 
Opinion: Better learning in Oregon only comes through better online accessPortland Business Journal4/10/2020 
Homeless need help to shelter in placeMail Tribune3/26/2020 
We face an invisible threatMail Tribune3/24/2020 
Ashland stuggles without touristsOregon Live3/22/2020 
$5 million granted to Oregon DEQ to curb greenhouse gas emissionsKOBI 53/9/2020 
Protesters rally outside Capitol amidst Oregon GOP walkoutKPIC 42/25/2020 
Oregon House passes bill to stop courts from suspending licenses over unpaid traffic finesKATU 22/19/2020 
Ground Zero for the CensusMail Tribune2/15/2020 
Bill would ban sales of e-cigarettes by phone, internetMy Columbia Basin 2/12/2020 
Oregon House Passes Ban on Online and Phone Sales of Vaping ProductsKDRV 122/11/2020 
Marsh sees chance for productive 'short session’Mail Tribune2/2/2020 
Energy firm withdraws permit application for Oregon pipelineStamford Advocate1/24/2020 
New Legislation Would Address Internet DesertsJPR1/22/2020 
Ashland fights fire with fireMail Tribune1/10/2020 
Editorial - Changing the recipe on climate changeMail Tribune12/18/2019 
Senate Committee Approves Bill to Protect Treasured OR LandscapesPublic News Service12/13/2019 
Southern Oregon's smokiest decadeMail Tribune12/6/2019 
Report: The price to protect Southern OregonMail Tribune11/16/2019 
Teachers learn how to teach about raceAshland Daily Tidings10/17/2019 
Students Strike for Climate ActionMail Tribune9/20/2019 
Ashland Rep gains leadership roleAshland Daily Tidings9/18/2019 
Loved ones lost to opioids remembered in MedfordMail Tribune9/7/2019 
Fighting back against overdoses and addictionMail Tribune9/4/2019 
Charter school unveils new campusMail Tribune8/27/2019 
Opinion: Cutting through misinformation, rhetoric on Oregon climate legislationOregon Live8/7/2019 
Rogue Valley Dems Debrief On Legislative SessionJPR7/12/2019 
Wildfire bills snuffed in SalemMail Tribune7/11/2019 
Double Up Food Bucks a good dealThe Register Guard7/1/2019 
Capital Games: Proposed Wildfire Funding PackageKTVL 106/27/2019 
Oregon House approves cell phone feeOregon Live6/24/2019 
HB 2020: What you need to knowKOBI 56/24/2019 
VICTORY! Cap and invest bill clears Oregon State House of RepresentativesThe Cascade Advocate 6/17/2019 
Lawmakers try to keep manufactured homes in the neighborhoodPortland Tribune6/15/2019 
Tobacco tax hike advances but could be headed to votersPortland Business Journal 6/14/2019 
Lawmakers pass resolution honoring fallen Ashland Police Officer Malcus WilliamsKDRV 126/14/2019 
Editorial - Fire season is here: Where's the action?Mail Tribune6/9/2019 
More resources requested for predicted above-average fire seasonBlue Mountain Eagle6/4/2019 
Inside The Oregon Wildfire CouncilJPR5/22/2019 
Bill in Congress Would Protect Ore. Landscape 'Unique to World’Public News Service5/14/2019 
Opinion: Oregon needs to step up and invest in more wildfire prevention toolsOregon Live5/9/2019 
Oregon House approves tax on businesses to fund schoolsKOBI 55/6/2019 
Op-Ed - The case for pricing greenhouse emissionsMail Tribune5/5/2019 
Ban on suction dredging remains intactMail Tribune5/3/2019 
Oregon House approves tax on businesses to fund schoolsKOBI 55/1/2019 
Lawmakers consider bills to address 'housing crisis’Blue Mountain Eagle4/22/2019 
Editorial - Marsh's fire plan is the right approachMail Tribune3/24/2019 
Op-Ed - Forestry Department needs more funding nowMail Tribune3/24/2019 
Chambers, Marsh tapped for Brown's fire councilMail Tribune3/14/2019 
Oregon bill would require Holocaust educationMail Tribune2/22/2019 
State Rep. Marsh discusses 2019 legislative agendaKTVL 101/20/2019 
Southern Oregon Wildfire Forum: No Easy AnswersJPR1/17/2019 
Wildfire summit: Officials on the hot seatMail Tribune1/16/2019 
Wildfire forum to answer questions and address preparednessKTVL 101/16/2019 
Who you going to call about wildfire smoke?Ashland Daily Tidings1/15/2019 
Smoke and Fire Summit Starts A Conversation In Southern OregonJPR9/16/2018 
Fire and Smoke Summit; understanding Oregon’s wildfire situationKOBI 59/15/2018 
Five on Five – Smoke & Fire SummitKOBI 59/10/2018 
Taking Action Against the SmokeMail Tribune9/4/2018 
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