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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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Hemp Fest to Promote Awareness

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Thousands of visitors are on their way to one of Southern Oregon’s largest music festivals of the summer. The 5th annual Jefferson State Music Festival and Hemp Expo kicks off today. Sponsors say, in addition to live music performances there will be serious dialogue about cannabis and ballot measure 91. That … Continue reading »

Turtles Aren’t Always the Best Pets

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Turtle sales have spiked lately because of the popularity of the Ninja Turtles that were made famous in the 90′s. However, proper care was neglected to many of these pets and many have died because of it. Susan Barnes, a biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hopes that the … Continue reading »

Democrats Weigh in on Issues

SALEM, Ore. — The November ballot may be a few months away but the Democratic party of Oregon is already showing which issues it favors. The party announced the large majority of Democrats in the state now support the legalization of recreational marijuana. They also support a measure looking to regulate it. The party also … Continue reading »

Hemp Expo Kicks Off This Weekend

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — One of Southern Oregon’s largest music festivals and educational Hemp Expo will kick off for three straight days. Starting Friday, speakers, advocates, two stages of concerts, and vendors will be featured at the 5th annual Hemp Expo. It’s located in Grants Pass off Highway 238 near Williams Highway. Tickets are $25 … Continue reading »

Security Guard Attacked at Bus Station

MEDFORD, Ore. – For the second time this summer a security guard has been attacked at the bus station. The latest attack happened last night at the greyhound bus station. Medford police says Tyre Higgins was involved in a fight with a security guard and was pepper sprayed by the guard. Police say when they responded, … Continue reading »

Doctor Who Contracted Ebola Sent Home

ATLANTA, Ga. — One of the American doctors who contracted Ebola, and was once feared to be near death, is calling today “a miraculous” one. That’s because he was sent home from the hospital this morning after nearly three weeks of intense treatment. Dr. Kent Brantley and Nancy Writebol were working in Africa when they got … Continue reading »

Flight from Brookings Crashes, Kills 1

PETALUMA, Calif. — A man died in a plane crash shortly after leaving the Brookings Airport, Monday night. Airport officials say the Redwood City, California man was heading to San Carlos, Calif.  The FAA said around 9:30p.m, the pilot reported engine troubles and said he would try to make it to Gnoss Field in Novato. Shortly after … Continue reading »

Paddle Oregon 2014 Takes Off

CORVALLIS, Ore. –   A week-long trip down the Willamette River is officially underway for about 200 paddlers who will be learning about the river’s ecology, history, and its importance to Native American culture. Hundreds of canoeists and kayakers are paddling 98 miles in five days, from Corvallis to Canby. Paddle Oregon 2014 is an annual … Continue reading »

Two Suspicious Grass Fires

MEDFORD, Ore. — Investigators say two fires sparked Saturday late evening and are considered suspicious. Both were about a fourth of an acre. Medford Fire and Rescue teams say both were near the Greenway along I-5. Traffic was slowed for a short time, but both fires were contained quickly. A fire investigator will return to … Continue reading »

Rogue River Competition Draws Crowd

NEAR GOLD HILL, Ore. — Thrill seekers spent the day rushing through the Powerhouse Rapids on a course designed by Olympic gold medalist, Oliver Fix for the King of the Rogue event Saturday. Hundreds of spectators packed the banks of the river to watch as rafting teams, kayakers and paddle boarders plunged down the water … Continue reading »

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