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Name: Laura Campbell
Date registered: October 11, 2012

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  1. Arrest Made After Neighborhood Chaos — August 30, 2014
  2. MPD Targets Pedestrian Safety — August 29, 2014
  3. SOU Launches New Degree Program — August 29, 2014
  4. Temporary Closures Due to Siskiyou Fires — August 29, 2014
  5. Lawsuit in Wake of Ferguson Protests — August 29, 2014

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Air Quality Could Fall From 790 Fire

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Air quality is suffering due to the Wildland Fire 790. Levels could potentially reach unhealthly levels and Public health officials encourage residents to take precautions. Areas that are affected are the Klamath Basin, especially Chiloquin and Rocky Point. The fire is not contained and due to variations in the wind, hourly … Continue reading »

Online Classes Get Ready to Start

MEDFORD, Ore. — In just a matter of days, kids across the Rogue Valley will head back to the classroom, but some students will head back to school, without ever leaving the house. They are going to school entirely online. The Connections Academy is one online school offering classes K through 12. Students get their … Continue reading »

SOU Adopts Greenhouse Reduction Program

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University is participating in a greenhouse reduction credit program. The university sells what is called “Carbon Credits” to companies like Chevrolet in exchange for funding for sustainable improvement projects on campus. SOU first discovered the program last year at a conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Now it’s encouraging students to turn … Continue reading »

New District Ranger at Fremont-Winema NF

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – The Fremont-Winema National Forest has hired Dave Brillenz as the new District Ranger for Bly and Lakeview Ranger Districts (Southeast Zone). The newly hired Brillenz will provide oversight of the people and resources within 500,000 acres of national forest land. He starts his new position Monday, August 25th. “We are excited about … Continue reading »

Superheroes Surprise Child Burn Victim

PORTLAND, Ore. — Superheroes have a surprise for an Oregon boy who survived a terrifying fire that took the life of two of his cousins. Eight-year old Caden Teddleton has spent the last eight years in the burn center. He survived an RV fire in Coquille but lost his two of his cousins. That’s why … Continue reading »

Washington Bottler to Sell Liquid Pot

LONGVIEW, Wash. — From sodas to coffees, a Pacific Northwest bottler is infusing drinks with marijuana. Mirth Provisions says it’s filling a gap in the Washington marijuana business. The company is the first company to produce the product they’re calling “Legal.” It’s infused with 20 milligrams of THC. A Mirth Provisions employee explains, “The idea … Continue reading »

Avoiding the Smoke In N. California

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. — As these fires continue to burn, sending smoke in the area, communities throughout Northern California are trying to deal with the poor air quality. Happy Camp Elementary is preparing to install air purifiers throughout the school sometime this weekend. The school is expecting to open Monday. That’s three school days later … Continue reading »

Gov Kitzhaber Fully Supports Oracle Suit

SALEM, Ore. — In response to Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum’s civil suit against Oracle America, Governor Kitzhaber has announced he will full support the Attorney General. He released a statement August 22nd after the announcement of the lawsuit being filed.  This is the statement made by the Governor: “When I asked the Attorney General … Continue reading »

Mill Beach Health Advisory Lifted

BROOKINGS, Ore. – A public health advisory put in place by the Oregon Health Authority at Mill Beach in Curry County has been lifted. Testing shows fecal bacteria levels have subsided in the area. The advisory was issued August 7th after samples of water showed higher-than-normal fecal bacteria levels in ocean waters. Although test results … Continue reading »

Marijuana Tax on Ballot

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — If recreational marijuana become legal in the state, Josephine County residents will have a choice on if it’s taxed. Commissioners there have approved an advisory question be placed on this November’s ballot. The results will help guide county leaders on making policy changes if recreational marijuana is legalized However, commissioners say, … Continue reading »

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