Justin Bourke

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Name: Justin Bourke
Date registered: February 12, 2013

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  1. Jackson County Moves to Stay Pot Tax — March 26, 2015
  2. Lawmakers Consider “Ban the Box” Bill — March 26, 2015
  3. Local Victims Break the Cycle of Abuse — March 20, 2015
  4. Shed Explosion Under Investigation — March 20, 2015
  5. Bill Proposes Pesticide Ban — March 19, 2015

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Missing Ashland Teen Found Safe

ASHLAND, Ore. — Missing Ashland teen Hannah Thomas-Garner has been found. Friends of the family confirm she was in California, staying with people who didn’t know she had been reported missing. She had contacted her father, who traveled from Texas to pick her up and bring her to his home. According to friends of the family, … Continue reading »

AIFF Announces Oscar-Nominated Lineup

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Ashland Independent Film Festival celebrates its Oscar night gala on Sunday. The sold-out event is one of the festival’s biggest fundraisers. In addition to celebrating the glitz and glam of Hollywood’s big night, the gala is also an opportunity to announce the 2015 AIFF films that earned Oscar nominations. Here are a few … Continue reading »

UO Team Pays Tribute to Lauren Jones

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling team made a show of support Saturday night for a teammate who died from a bacterial infection. Lauren Jones, a freshman at the university, died from meningococcemia on February 16th at a local hospital. The home opener meet Saturday began with a moment of silence. … Continue reading »

Police Officers Targeted in Shooting

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Minneapolis Police Department is reporting that two of their officers were targeted in a shooting. The department says two of their officers had just finished handling a burglary call in the early morning hours. While at their car, one of the officers was shot. The injured officer’s partner drove him directly … Continue reading »

More Blood Tests Needed for Missing Teen

ASHLAND, Ore. — The family of missing teen Hannah Thomas-Garner is raising funds to identify blood found in her car. That blood was tested after the family hired a private investigator. The investigator, Vicki Siedow, says she was able to get the sample from the impound lot where the car was being held. The car … Continue reading »

Two Dogs Stolen From Jo. Co. Shelter

MERLIN, Ore. — The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two dogs that were reportedly stolen from the Josephine County Animal Shelter. Whoever did it managed to get in by cutting padlocks in the middle of the night. Whoever took the animals did so by going through a gate, which is locked every night. Then … Continue reading »

Kate Brown Sworn in as Oregon Governor

SALEM, Ore. — Former Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown has been sworn in as the state’s 38th governor, after former Governor John Kitzhaber officially vacated the position. At a swearing in ceremony at the House Chamber in Salem this morning, Governor Brown said she believes the people of Oregon have a right to question their trust of state … Continue reading »

FAA Proposes New Drone Rules

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing new rules that could open the door for commercial drone businesses. Drones have been used commercially for a while in Southern Oregon, despite being technically illegal. They’re commonly used by filmmakers and for real estate videography. The new rules would make it easier for anyone flying … Continue reading »

Singing for Social Justice

ASHLAND, Ore. — Several choir groups gathered in Ashland on Sunday to sing for peace and social justice. People sang their hearts out at the Southern Oregon University Recital Hall as part of the “Choral Kaleidoscope” event. This is the second time the event has been hosted in the Rogue Valley. Musical selections included various … Continue reading »

Man Threatens Police, Claims Kidnapping

SALEM, Ore. – A Salem man faces multiple charges after he claimed his wife was kidnapped and threatened police. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says 41-year-old Joshua Lee Shepherd was involved in an alleged hit and run around 4:00pm. Police say Shepherd took off running down the street, removing his clothes and yelling that his … Continue reading »

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