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Date registered: April 24, 2012


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  1. At-Risk Teens Run to Help Others — November 23, 2014
  2. Lawsuit Challenges Air Facility Closure — November 23, 2014
  3. Marion Barry Dies At 78 — November 23, 2014
  4. Police Search for Stabbing Suspect — November 23, 2014
  5. Elderly Man Killed While Crossing Road — November 23, 2014

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Pet of the Week: Papaya

Meet Papaya, NewsWatch 12’s Pet of the Week! He is a 2 1/2 month of Flame Point Oriental. He may be small, but he is feisty! Papaya’s fur is white, so he would be best suited as an indoor cat. If you would like to adopt Papaya or any other cat you can contact the Committed Alliance To … Continue reading »

Legal Marijuana Will Help Oregon Economy

SALEM, Ore. — Experts say Oregon will gain about 20 million dollars per year in tax revenue from legal marijuana sales. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission chair says this is an estimation and not nailed down just yet. This budgeting is based on existing and forecasted sales and demand in the state. It also accounts … Continue reading »

Oregon Discusses Future of Pot Violation

OREGON — Recreational marijuana isn’t officially legal until next summer, but some counties in Oregon are already changing how they prosecute marijuana violations. Prosecutors in Multnomah County announced they will dismiss 50 pending cases involving marijuana, and future marijuana crimes will not be pursued. Southern Oregon authorities and the Jackson County District Attorney say enforcement … Continue reading »

Oregon Bills Pass through D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the lame-duck session of Congress gets into full swing, two Oregon Senators get bills passed that could mean big changes for the state. The Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed Senator Ron Wyden’s O & C Act on Thursday. This increases timber harvests and timber sales, while also working to protect … Continue reading »

Law Enforcement Discuss Marijuana Future

MEDFORD, Ore. — Measure 91 passed, but marijuana will not become legal until next July. Prosecutors are now trying to decide whether it is worth moving forward on current and future marijuana violations. The Multnomah County District Attorney recently announced, prosecutors will dismiss about 50 pending cases involving marijuana violations. In the same statement, the … Continue reading »

Out & About: Ski Swap, Honey Festival

Annual Ski Swap It may not be time to hit the snow just yet, but this weekend was designed to get you ready and for an affordable price. The Medford Ski Education Foundation is hosting their Annual Public Ski and Snowboard Swap Event. Thousands of bargained-priced, new and used gear, clothing, and accessories are available. … Continue reading »

Klamath Water Management Moves Forward

KLAMATH BASIN — An agreement on Klamath water management made its way out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today. Oregon lawmakers are calling it historic. The Klamath Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act now moves to the full Senate, moving it one step closer to becoming law. Oregon’s senators Jeff Merkley and … Continue reading »

“Challenged Ballots” Being Counted

MEDFORD, Ore. — The election may be over but not all votes have been counted. The Oregon Secretary of State is releasing their list of “challenge ballots,” and for the first time they’re telling the public who didn’t have their vote counted because of a signature error. Challenge ballots happen every year and just have … Continue reading »

“Blessing of Mt. Ashland” Next Weekend

ASHLAND, Ore. – Mount Ashland will soon be holding its “Blessing Mt. Ashland” event, where a diverse range of cultures and traditions will participate, offering their gratitude to the mountain. Over the past 8 years, the annual ceremony has been conducted in the spring. “After last years’ dry winter, we feel it is especially important to … Continue reading »

Oregon Int. Air Show Names New President

HILLSBORO, Ore. — The Oregon International Air Show named Bill Braack as President and will take over after Judy Willey’s nearly twenty year tenure with the Air Show. Braack previously served as the Director of Operations for the last three Air Shows, and officially began as President on November 8. Braack began as an air … Continue reading »

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