Justin Bourke

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Name: Justin Bourke
Date registered: February 12, 2013

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  1. New Detox Center in the Works — December 19, 2014
  2. Feds Ease Medical Marijuana Enforcement — December 18, 2014
  3. Commissioner Accused of Lewd Texts — December 18, 2014
  4. Forest Restoration Resumes in Ashland — December 12, 2014
  5. New Snow Brings New Hope for Mt. Ashland — December 12, 2014

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New Detox Center in the Works

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Addictions Recovery Center is preparing Southern Oregon’s first ever medically-monitored detox center. They say the center would allow access to medication and treatment that could ease the process of detoxification and even save lives. On Friday, Providence Medical Center unveiled a $25,000 donation for the new center. The idea is to … Continue reading »

Feds Ease Medical Marijuana Enforcement

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The federal government is making it easier for medical marijuana facilities to operate. The recently-passed $1.1 trillion spending bill promises no more government money will be spent on DEA raids against retail facilities that meet state law. The line item was quietly added to the 1,603-page spending bill. This is the … Continue reading »

Commissioner Accused of Lewd Texts

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County Commissioner Simon Hare is addressing accusations that he took a woman’s phone and used it to send lewd text messages to her 18-year-old daughter. The accusation were brought up by Doug Deakins, during a commissioners meeting on Wednesday morning. Deakins is father to the 18-year-old and uncle to the … Continue reading »

Forest Restoration Resumes in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Forest restoration work is resuming in the hills above Ashland. On Friday, crews headed out to do prescribed burning after a long hiatus. The Ashland Forest Resiliency project is a ten-year effort to improve the health of the forest and make it more resistant to wildfire. But that work was put on … Continue reading »

New Snow Brings New Hope for Mt. Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Mount Ashland is putting its heavy equipment to use for the first time in a long while. A wave of recent snowfall is bringing the first sign that there could be a ski season this year. In the last few days the mountain received seven inches of snow at the lodge, about 15 … Continue reading »

Fallen Tree Sends Branches Into Home

MEDFORD, Ore. — Downed trees wreaked havoc on roads, buildings, and infrastructure throughout the Rogue Valley. The damage cut out power to thousands of Southern Oregonians, and left many others with a long list of repairs. One homeowner says and his family nearly lost much more than just property. “I heard a snap and a … Continue reading »

Child Abuse Prevention Falls Short

MEDFORD, Ore. – A new study shows Jackson County, and many other Oregon counties, are failing to keep kids safe from abuse and neglect. The report, from the Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon, says lack of coordination is putting more kids into the foster care and child welfare system. About twelve kids out of every … Continue reading »

Child Care Costs Expected to Rise

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Secretary of State’s office is warning that child care costs are about to rise. Oregon is already the most expensive state in the country for center-based infant care — about $13,000 a year. Enrolling a four-year-old can still cost as much as $10,000. According to this new audit, new federal … Continue reading »

Medford Schools Help Kids Find a Voice

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jennifer Durham sits at a miniature table in her Medford office. At the other end, 8-year-old Ty Clegg fiddles around with various small toys. Durham offers words of encouragement as he slowly assigns each a one-word description – “alien,” “beetle,” “chair.” Ty was born early, resulting in slowed cognitive and language development. … Continue reading »

Locals Prepare for Immigration Action

MEDFORD, Ore. – President Obama is announcing executive action on immigration that could affect thousands of undocumented immigrants in the area. In a speech to the nation, the president promised those who meet certain criteria can be free of fear of being deported. For Julie Fuentes, a student in Medford, that could mean not having … Continue reading »

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