Justin Bourke

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Name: Justin Bourke
Date registered: February 12, 2013

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  1. Ashland Park Director Search Hits Snag — July 28, 2014
  2. Smoldering Fire Left Over from Lightning — July 28, 2014
  3. Ashland Rental Battle Moves on Slowly — July 27, 2014
  4. Growler Demand Opens Doors for Brewers — July 27, 2014
  5. Fairgrounds Calling All Homebrewers — July 26, 2014

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OSP Investigates Overnight Shooting

WILDERVILLE, Ore. – Oregon state police detectives in Josephine County are investigating an assault in which a woman apparently shot her husband in front of their children. Bethanie Jones of Wilderville is in the Josephine County Jail for allegedly shooting her husband, Darick Jones, in the leg during what state police spokespeople say was likely … Continue reading »

Medford Schools Say No to Transfers

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford schools are closing their borders to students looking to enter or leave the district. The changes are due to new state law that school board members say leaves their hands tied. New state policy as of march specifies that districts can’t in any way discriminate against transfer requests. Not only are … Continue reading »

OLCC Preparing for Marijuana Vote

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is getting ready for what could become the first market for recreational marijuana in Oregon. Last week the political action committee New Approach Oregon submitted more than 145,000 signatures for a ballot measure in November. That measure would create a recreational market with the OLCC as its … Continue reading »

Medford Expands Summer School Programs

MEDFORD, Ore. – Mike Mayben grades a small stack of quizzes from his Algebra 1 class. A small handful of students sits quietly nearby, each diligently working on a series of equations. Over the next two weeks, those kids will go through a curriculum that normally spans a nine-week semester. “You’re doing three-and-a-half hour sessions,” … Continue reading »

Schools Spreading Word About Free Lunch

PHOENIX, Ore. – The Phoenix / Talent School District is calling all students to take advantage of free lunch. The Summer Feeding Program, part of a national initiative by the USDA, offers free meals for students who don’t have access to good nutrition at home. A number of districts offer the lunches, which are available … Continue reading »

Smart Irrigation Month Declared

ASHLAND, Ore. – The state of Oregon is joining a national movement to try and curb the effects of this year’s crippling drought. Governor Kitzhaber proclaimed this July will now be known as “Smart Irrigation Month.” The campaign is led by the Irrigation Association, which claims July is the peak month for water use. Over … Continue reading »

Bee Deaths Spawn New Pesticide Bans

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – Home gardeners will face new pesticide restrictions after two massive bee deaths within the past week. The Oregon Department of Agriculture is temporarily banning the application of two active ingredients — dinotefuran and imidacloprid — on linden trees and other similar ornamentals. Improper use of those pesticides is believed to be … Continue reading »

Conservationists Sue Over Timber Sale

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – A Portland conservation group is filing a lawsuit over a timber sale near Crater Lake, which they say threatens the states’ most famous wolf. Oregon Wild is suing the U.S. Forest Service over the Bybee Timber Sale, covering a 2,000-acre area near Crater Lake. They say that area is too close … Continue reading »

Active Shooter Training Prepares Schools

EAGLE POINT, Ore. – A shooting breaks out at Eagle Point High School. The gunman, armed with an airsoft gun, charges into a classroom, firing rounds at administrators seated at the desks. The victims, protected by paintball masks and armed with foam balls, unleash their payloads on the attacker. During the chaos, two administrators come from … Continue reading »

Restaurant Joins Fight to Save Toddler

MEDFORD, Ore. – A local restaurant is joining the effort to save the life of a toddler in need of a kidney. Three year old Helen Lynn was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure after an E. Coli infection last fall. For months the family has been rallying the community to raise money for her life … Continue reading »

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