Justin Bourke

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Name: Justin Bourke
Date registered: February 12, 2013

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  1. Crews Delay I-5 Construction — April 21, 2014
  2. State Pot Testing Regulations Under Fire — April 21, 2014
  3. Local Tattoo Shop Giving Back — April 18, 2014
  4. Beef Prices Pressure Local Restaurants — April 18, 2014
  5. New Medford Superintendent Announced — April 15, 2014

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Crews Delay I-5 Construction

PHOENIX, Ore. – A construction project that would have disrupted traffic along I-5 starting tonight has been postponed until further notice. The project, a pipe installation along exit 24, was delayed due to rain in the forecast. Once it begins the construction will limit traffic down to one lane in either direction for up to … Continue reading »

State Pot Testing Regulations Under Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. – Not a single gram of marijuana has been sold yet from a state-licensed dispensary in Southern Oregon. But already advocates are expressing concern. “The reality is that there is not any formalized structure for testing right now,” said Mike Welch, owner of Puff’s Smoke Shop in Ashland. Under the new state law, … Continue reading »

Local Tattoo Shop Giving Back

MEDFORD, Ore. – A local tattoo shop is raising money for one of Portland’s biggest child-care charities. Rogue Tattoo is planning a fundraising event for next month. On May 17th customers can come in and get a tattoo of their child’s name for $80. Nearly all (90%) of that money will go to the Ronald … Continue reading »

Beef Prices Pressure Local Restaurants

ASHLAND, Ore. – A sirloin steak sizzles on the grill of Omar’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant. A year ago that popular cut cost the restaurant just under $4.00 per pound, now it costs them over $4.60. “Restaurant owners here in town are very aware of it,” said co-owner Chris Del Monaco. “It’s a tough time … Continue reading »

New Medford Superintendent Announced

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford School District says Dr. Brian Shumate will be the next leader of the district.  He has 27 years of education experience, the previous two have been as Assistant Superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky. Shumate will replace Dr. Phil Long, who retires June 30th. Long served a total … Continue reading »

Volunteers Clean Central Point Cemetery

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – A group of volunteers is working to preserve history at a local cemetery. About a dozen people showed up to the Central Point Cemetery on Saturday to pick up weeds and clear brush. The cleanup has become a regular event since 2011, when several gravestones at the cemetery were vandalized — … Continue reading »

Drought Could Help Save OSU Extension

NEAR JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Supporters of the Jackson County OSU Extension say they hope the drought year will influence voters as they head to the ballot booths next month. A tax district for the Extension will appear on the May ballot — giving voters the chance to weigh in on a levy of about a … Continue reading »

Proposed FDA Rule Impacts Breweries

MEDFORD, Ore. – Local breweries are arguing a proposed FDA rule that they say could hurt both them and local farmers. The rule applies to spent grains. Those by products of the brewing process are normally sold or given to local farmers to use as feed. But the FDA rule would put restrictions on how … Continue reading »

Police Shooting Suspect in Court

MEDFORD, Ore. – An Idaho fugitive is facing trial for her alleged involvement in an officer involved shooting. Shavon Willard appeared for an arraignment Friday. She and an associate, Wayne Pearson, apparently rammed a police car during a chase that ended in police opening fire. Willard appeared briefly on camera from the Jackson County Jail … Continue reading »

Huddleston Murder Trial Enters Day Three

MEDFORD, Ore. – Investigators are revealing new evidence in the two-year old murder case of a Medford woman. Bourne Huddleston appeared for the third consecutive day of trial Friday. Huddleston is accused of killing his wife after trying to hire someone to do so. Prosecutors brought a lineup of witnesses presenting evidence against Huddleston. An … Continue reading »

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