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Name: Laura Campbell
Date registered: October 11, 2012

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  1. Out & About: December Celebrations — December 11, 2014
  2. UO Panel’s Sex Assault Report Released — December 10, 2014
  3. Explosion Evacuates California School — November 14, 2014
  4. Ashland Holds Flood Preparation Workshop — November 14, 2014
  5. YMCA Offers Advice on Reducing Diabetes — November 14, 2014

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Walmart Protesters Arrested

LOS ANGELES — A protest at a Los Angeles Walmart has ended in about two dozen arrests this morning. Authorities say 23 people were arrested last night after they blocked traffic during a protest that started with a sit-down strike inside the Walmart. Sheriff Deputies say those detained were cited for failure to disperse and … Continue reading »

Democrats Plead for Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON — In Washington, Democrats are urging president Obama to take action on immigration. The request comes after the Republican controlled House declined to pass a reform bill. Supporters call it a moral and economic issue. Democrats also defend the President’s authority to stop the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants. Representative Juan Vargas (D) … Continue reading »

Hospitals Still Offering Flu Shots

MEDFORD, Ore. — Hospitals are still offering flu shots for people who haven’t gotten them yet. On Saturday, La Clinica is welcoming people to drop in for their flu vaccination from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The vaccine is free to most insured patients, including members of the Oregon Health Plan. It costs $15 to … Continue reading »

Medford Makes Way for New Apartments

MEDFORD, Ore. — Downtown Medford is expecting a new 12 million dollar apartment complex, for low income and disabled people. Last week, Governor Kitzhaber and the Oregon Housing and Community Services awarded funds to fourteen low income housing projects throughout the state. The Concord, in Medford, is one of those projects, and will be built … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Turkey Thermometers

(CONSUMER REPORTS) — Buying a turkey with a pop-up timer means one less thing to worry about when pulling together your Thanksgiving meal. However, you’ll want to hear what Consumer Reports found when it tested pop-up timers to see how accurate they really are. You might be thinking about relying on one of those pop-up … Continue reading »

Judge Overturns S. Carolina Same-Sex Ban

WASHINGTON — A U.S. District Court judge overturned South Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriage yesterday. However, the ruling doesn’t mean couples can get marriage licenses right away. Couples will have to wait at least another week. The judge set the order to go into effect on November 20th, to give opponents the opportunity to appeal … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Marriage to Help Oregon Economy

SALEM, Ore. — A new study shows same-sex marriage is expected to bring millions of dollars to Oregon’s economy every year. The finance website “Nerd Wallet” looked at consumer spending on weddings, the self-identified gay and lesbian population, and overall marriage rates. They say same-sex marriage is expected to add 42 million dollars to Oregon’s … Continue reading »

Kim’s Restaurant to be Demolished

MEDFORD, Ore. – November 10th marks the planned start date of the demolition of Kim’s Restaurant in Medford on South Pacific Hwy. The building has been vacant since restaurant operations ended in May 2005. Demolition and site cleanup expected to be completed by the end of November. John and Lela Larkin, proprietors of Roxy Ann Lanes, … Continue reading »

RVTD To Make Cuts After Failed Levy

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Rogue Valley Transportation District is preparing to cut services and layoff employees after voters turned down a transportation levy. 61% of voters said “no” to a levy that would have supported the department for the next five years. Meanwhile a $700,000 per year grant just dried up. Representatives with the department … Continue reading »

Double Fatal Vehicle Crash in Mapleton

MAPLETON, Ore. — Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into a single vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of two people and injuries to two others on Highway 126W, east of Florence. At approximately 7:00 a.m., this morning, local emergency responders and OSP troopers from the Springfield and Florence offices were dispatched to … Continue reading »

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