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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Gold Hill Struggles with Dispensaries

GOLD HILL, Ore. – Brie Malarkey stares at the “For Lease” sign posted on her future storefront in downtown Gold Hill. The security deposit has already been paid, but she has a long way to go before she can move in. “We’re putting a lot of money and time and energy on the line and … Continue reading »

Ashland Debates Gun Restrictions

ASHLAND, Ore. – Vigo Fox rarely exercises his right to carry, but he doesn’t want to give it up either. “I carry because I believe in the very real concept and principal of personal responsibility,” said Fox. Fox wears his sidearm openly by his hip as he strolls through Ashland Plaza, something he can legally … Continue reading »

Republican Senate Hopefuls Visit Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford voters are getting the chance to meet the future republican candidate for the U.S. Senate A Tuesday forum at the Jackson County Library featured all five republican candidates vying for senator Jeff Merkley’s seat in a moderated town-hall style setting. The chairman of the Jackson County Republican Party says their big … Continue reading »

Firefighters Being Called on Crime Duty

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. – As budget concerns continue to stifle Josephine County law enforcement, residents are beginning to look elsewhere. Now fire departments say they’re getting calls from people who see them as the only ones who will respond to crimes. Last week the Illinois Valley Fire District responded to a call for medical aid, … Continue reading »

AIFF Tickets Go on Sale

ASHLAND, Ore. – Tickets for the Ashland Independent Film Festival are now on sale to the general public. This is the first time non-members are able to reserve their spot at any of the festival’s 97 films this year. Tickets have been on sale for members for nearly a week already, with about 11,000 already … Continue reading »

Activists Target Mt. Ashland Expansion

ASHLAND, Ore. – A group of sledders launches off the side of Mt. Ashland’s newly-contoured Sonnet trail. The trail is part of a short-term expansion project painfully close to completion. “The sooner we get on this this spring, the better it’s going to be for the environment and the creek channel below,” said Eric Navickas, … Continue reading »

Voters Lead Drive Against Dispensary Ban

PHOENIX, Ore. – A team of volunteers breaks for a brief huddle over a map before hitting the streets. The group is one of several scouring the city for signatures they say will help them bring dispensaries back from the dead. “We’re saying we don’t want to stop safe access to medical marijuana patients on … Continue reading »

Students Win State Money for University

ASHLAND, Ore. – A group of SOU students are taking it upon themselves to help solve the university’s budget crises. In light of the recent retrenchment issues, the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University (ASSOU) took a five-week leave to head to Salem and lobby for money from state lawmakers. They say after a long … Continue reading »

SOU Students Speak Out for Fair Housing

ASHLAND, Ore. – Three years ago, AJ Herlitz began what turned out to be a near-impossible apartment search. His first dozen calls all yielded the same response. “They automatically said ‘we don’t rent to college kids, especially male,’” said Herlitz. A survey performed last year by The Associated Students of Southern Oregon University (ASSOU) and … Continue reading »

Counties Face Dispensary Choice

RUCH, Ore. – As local cities vote yes or no on dispensaries, residents of rural areas are left to wonder about their options. Some residents say they wonder if they’re even needed. “If anyone needs marijuana they just talk to their neighbor,” said Ruch resident Riot Schechter. “There’s also the price of gas, that’s a … Continue reading »

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