Shanda Hurst

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Name: Shanda Hurst
Date registered: June 25, 2013

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  1. Out and About: 11-21 to 11-23 — November 20, 2014
  2. Tools to Help Enroll in Healthcare — November 20, 2014
  3. Obesity Costliest Behind War and Smoking — November 20, 2014
  4. Most Expected Holiday Travel Since 2007 — November 20, 2014
  5. MPD Goes Door to Door, Looking to Help — November 19, 2014

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  1. Lawsuit Filed Against Measure 15-119 — 7 comments

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Out and About: 11-21 to 11-23

There are hundreds of holiday traditions and dozens of them are hosted in the valley. They are already getting started in Southern Oregon. Gingerbread Jubilee This weekend is the Gingerbread Jubilee. Princesses, sports, snow flakes and cars are just some of the inspirations making up this year’s entries. They will be auctioned off on Saturday … Continue reading »

Tools to Help Enroll in Healthcare

NEW YORK, Ore.– There is just less than three months left to get insurance under the President’s health care exchange. Experts from Consumer Reports said it is best to enroll early and check out what the plans have to offer, even if you already have insurance. Nancy Metcalf from Consumer Reports said, “Don’t just let … Continue reading »

Obesity Costliest Behind War and Smoking

The financial impacts of obesity on the global economy are the third costliest in the world,  according to a recent report by the consulting firm, McKinsey. Obesity only trails behind smoking and war as the most damaging issues economically. The data shows 30% of the world’s population is overweight or obese, which is about two and a half times … Continue reading »

Most Expected Holiday Travel Since 2007

MEDFORD, Ore.– Travel experts expect the highest Thanksgiving Travel since 2007. AAA forecasts about 46.3 million Americans will head out, with 89% expected to travel by car. Experts said people will travel 50 miles or more from home this holiday, an increase of 4.2% from last year. AAA said drivers will also pay the lowest price … Continue reading »

MPD Goes Door to Door, Looking to Help

MEDFORD, Ore.– Medford Police went door to door in West Medford, Wednesday, trying to figure out what the community feels the city needs to do better and how to improve livability. It was all part of Operation C.A.R.E meant to give officers a chance to connect with the community and ask questions. Twice a year officers … Continue reading »

Keystone Pipeline Bill Fails

WASHINGTON D.C. — The controversial Keystone Pipeline Bill won’t be heading to President Obama’s desk, at least not anytime soon. The bill failed to pass in the Senate Tuesday by one vote. The nearly 1,200 mile pipeline would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The house passed it overwhelmingly last week. Supporters say … Continue reading »

Plumber Arrested for Invasion of Privacy

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Police are looking for more possible victims after an Albany plumber was accused of secretly filming customers in the shower. James Bartholomeusz, 39, owns Ace Rooter Services, which serves Albany, Corvallis and Salem. He’s facing charges of burglary and invasion of personal privacy. Investigators say he recorded video of a client in … Continue reading »

Basketball Coach Harassment Allegations

BROOKINGS, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Education determined, there may be incidents of sexual discrimination and harassment at Brookings-Harbor High School. The report outlines interactions between the girls high school basketball coaches and its players. Parents and students filed multiple complaints against the coaches, accusing them of emotional and verbal harassment, retaliation, and discrimination. A formal … Continue reading »

Lawsuit Filed Against Measure 15-119

PORTLAND, Ore.– Two family farms filed a lawsuit against Jackson County’s ban against genetically engineered crops. Measure 15-119 was approved by voters in May. The farms named on the complaint are Schulz Family Farms LLC, and Frink Farms including James and Marilyn Frink, and the Frink Family Trust. Under the ban, farmers have a year in order to get … Continue reading »

Texting Impact Equal to Weight of Child

NEW YORK, New York.– A new study shows, looking down at a cell phone has the same impact of about 60-pounds of pressure on a person’s neck. This is about the same weight of six grocery bags of food or an eight year old child. The report published by Surgical Technology International shows, this could … Continue reading »

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