Justin Bourke

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Name: Justin Bourke
Date registered: February 12, 2013

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  1. A Tiny Miracle Out of the Ash — September 20, 2014
  2. Plans Set for Roseburg Mill Employees — September 18, 2014
  3. Firefighters Discuss Recovery — September 18, 2014
  4. Long Healing Process for Mill Community — September 16, 2014
  5. Skateboarders Support Suffering Teen — September 13, 2014

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Shelters React to Animal Abuse Law

MEDFORD, Ore. – Local animal shelters are praising a decision from the state to give animals the same basic protections as humans. Many of the dogs and cats at places like SoHumane are bruised or emaciated from abuse or neglect. Their Executive Director says the decision, which allows police the authority to enter a person’s … Continue reading »

Medford Schools Consider Land Donation

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford School District may be getting a bit of assistance as it looks to build a new school. The co-owners of a 20-acre property near Crater Lake and Vilas have expressed a desire to donate it to the district. That property could become the location of a new, non-charter elementary or … Continue reading »

Oregon Least Corrupt Says New Study

MEDFORD, Ore. – Oregon is the least corrupt state in the country according to a study that looks at waste, fraud and abuse among public employees. The study, led by scientists at Indiana University at Bloomington and City University of Hong Kong using Department of Justice data, found that Oregon had 1.28 corruption convictions per … Continue reading »

Structural Protection in Place for Homes

NEAR SHADY COVE, Ore. – Level three evacuations have been downgraded to level one on the Rogue River Drive Fire, but that doesn’t mean residents are out of the woods just yet. About 130 homeowners remained under evacuation advisories Wednesday. While a few have expressed a desire to stay no matter what, most say they’re … Continue reading »

Fire Camp Returns to TouVelle

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – With the ongoing fire activity in the area, fire camp is being brought back to TouVelle State Park. The TouVelle camp had already been cleared out after the Salt Creek Fire was contained and mopped up, and many of the resources were lugged over to Howard Prairie for the Oregon Gulch … Continue reading »

Suicide on the Rise, But Help is There

ASHLAND, Ore. – Quin Ley digs through a nightstand full of jewelry, gently moving things aside to get to the items buried away beneath. With a sigh of relief, she pulls out two gold necklaces with attached pendants, one decorated with a heart and another with a white cat under a silver moon. The pendants … Continue reading »

National Guard Arrives at July Complex

NEAR ETNA, Cal. – Conditions on the July Complex have forced the National Guard to send ground crews to Northern California for the first time in six years. The National Guard unit arrived at fire camp on Saturday. While it isn’t uncommon to see National Guard air resources on local fires, officers say the ground … Continue reading »

Local Fire Crews Prepare for Lightning

WHITE CITY, Ore. – The red flag warning throughout the area has local fire districts preparing for lightning-caused fires. But while agencies across the area typically cooperate if a situation calls for it, some districts are staffing extra knowing that other fires are keeping crews busy. Fire District 3 is one of the districts bring … Continue reading »

Vintage Fair Celebrates Big Year

MEDFORD, Ore. – The vintage fair has wrapped up after celebrating its third year, and organizers say this year’s event was even bigger than they could have expected. About 1,100 people came to the Barnstormer Farm on opening night alone. The fair offered about 38 different vendors selling antiques, home goods, and food and drink. … Continue reading »

Meager Harvest for Local Vineyards

ASHLAND, Ore. –  Local winemakers are preparing for a meager harvest this year after losing much of their fruit. Winemakers in the valley say a combination of winter freeze from back in December and spring hail caused irreparable damage to many of their grapes. While some lost only a few, other winemakers had to abandon … Continue reading »

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