Justin Bourke

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Name: Justin Bourke
Date registered: February 12, 2013

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  1. Homelessness Report Shows Mixed News — October 31, 2014
  2. Football Players Pledge Against Abuse — October 24, 2014
  3. Construction Workers in Short Supply — October 23, 2014
  4. Students Push for Voter Turnout — October 17, 2014
  5. Vandals “Disarm” Iron Mike Statue — October 17, 2014

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Onion Mountain Fire Breaches Containment

UPDATE (6:00): U.S. Forest Service officials confirm the fire has broken through containment lines and expanded to 50 acres. Ten additional 20-person crews have been called in, making total of 13 ground crews. Officials also confirm a DC-10 tanker, also called a VLAT or Very Large Air Tanker, is aiding in the firefight. No structures … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Structure Fire Investigated

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Investigators are trying to figure out the cause of a fire that destroyed a garage in Gold Hill and caused several small wildfires this afternoon. That fire created clouds of black smoke visible from I-5, and even forced ODF to send a helicopter to scan the area. Neighbors took some video … Continue reading »

Gang Training Helps Teachers

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — For about a decade schools in the area have been working to keep gangs out of the classroom. At one point, the problem became so bad that some schools saw violent confrontations, but not anymore. Even today the area has somewhat of a reputation for gang activity. However, for years schools … Continue reading »

Senior Financial Abuse Growing

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Financial exploitation of seniors is on the rise in Oregon. A new report from the office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations found that reports of financial abuse rose 18 percent from 2012 to 2013. Senior financial abuse has been growing for years. In fact, it’s the most common type of … Continue reading »

Marijuana Conference Draws Locals

ASHLAND, Ore. – Cannabis advocates in Southern Oregon are heading north to Portland for the state’s first ever international marijuana conference. Five different Jackson County businesses, and some local lawmakers, are taking part in the International Marijuana Business Conference. This comes after a similar, Oregon-specific event back in January. It also comes amid growing international … Continue reading »

Republican Party Praises Role of Women

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Republican candidates from local races to gubernatorial races gathered at Hanley farm Saturday morning for a picnic hosted by the Jackson County Republican Women. Congressman Greg Walden and senate candidate Dr. Monica Wehby were among those who spoke. The event was an opportunity for the candidates to raise money for education, … Continue reading »

Foothill Road Slated for Expansion

MEDFORD, Ore. – Construction is being planned for Foothill Road as part of a $13 million expressway project. The city of Medford is picking up the bill to widen the street to four lanes between McAndrews and Hillcrest. The project, which is meant to clear up congestion between Eagle Point and Phoenix, is part of … Continue reading »

White City VA Invites Public Feedback

WHITE CITY, Ore. – For seven months, Jeff Price has called the White City VA home. He checked himself into a hospital back in January after the mental and physical after-effects of his service became too much to bear on his own. By mid-February he had his new residence at the White City domiciliary. Price … Continue reading »

Oregon’s SMART Program Wins $50,000

MEDFORD, Ore. – A statewide literacy program is getting national recognition after being honored by the Library of Congress. Start Making a Reader Today, or SMART, has offices across the state, including the Rogue Valley. They recently beat out hundreds of applicants to receive the Library of Congress Literacy Award — along with a $50,000 … Continue reading »

Ashland Loosens Dispensary Restrictions

ASHLAND, Ore. – The city of Ashland is loosening its restrictions on medical marijuana dispensaries. The city lifted its limited moratorium on Thursday. That means dispensaries are no longer restricted to boulevards and thoroughfares, as long as they’re in an employment zone and at least 200 feet from a school. Mike Welch, owner of Siskiyou … Continue reading »

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