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Ashland High students start an advisory panel for the mayor

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A constant challenge for people in politics is to get young voters motivated to take part in politics, even if it means just voting. It's even trickier with people not yet old enough to vote.

Yet students at Ashland High School formed a Youth Advisory Council to give input to the mayor and city council on issues of concern to their age group.

We get an overview from Ashland Mayor Julie Akins and YAC leader and AHS junior Isadora Millay.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. John Baxter is the senior producer, Angela Decker is the producer and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.