A Family First: Passing the Test

    GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Becoming a foster parent in the state of Oregon isn’t a terribly difficult process but the Department of Human Services says it is an involved process. It can also be intrusive. To ensure kids are placed in safe and loving homes foster parent certifiers do in-home checks. Bob Hendrick … Continue reading »

Online Map Shares History in Lithia Park

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland Parks and Recreation hopes community members and tourists will embrace an opportunity to learn more about the history of Lithia Park. A “Story Map” is now an option for anyone with a computer, tablet, or smart phone. Visitors to the park can log into the site and get information about landmarks … Continue reading »

Free Dutch Bros Coffee For Donating Food

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Next weekend, Dutch Bros. will pay for your coffee, if you bring in three non-perishable food items to help fight local hunger. On Saturday, 240 Dutch Bros. locations will be collecting things like canned goods, boxed food, and peanut butter. All of that food will then be donated to local food … Continue reading »

Waste Water Flows Into Ashland Creek

ASHLAND, Ore. — Untreated waste water flowed into Ashland Creek when the water treatment plant was overloaded by Friday’s run off. More run off is expected. The City of Ashland is advising all people in the Ashland Creek area to avoid contact with creek water. Ashland’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) sits yards away from the creek. … Continue reading »

“Paddington” Celebration at Local Store

ASHLAND, Ore. — With the movie “Paddington” out in theatres now, Paddington Station in Ashland invited kids to celebrate everyone’s favorite bear. Many families came out on Saturday for an invisible train ride around the store. On the top two floors, the “invisible train” made stops at London and New York-themed stations with crafts. At … Continue reading »

State of Oregon v. VA: Vending Violation

WHITE CITY, Ore., — The State of Oregon’s Attorney General’s Office has filed a complaint in federal court against the Department of Veterans Affairs. At the center of this complaint is a several year struggle between the Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics (SORCC) and the Oregon Commission for the Blind.  Roughly 15 years ago … Continue reading »

In The Kitchen: Lobster Shooters

MEDFORD, Ore., — Chef Dale Fowler of the Regency Grill in Medford shows us how to visit the coast by staying in the kitchen with a yummy recipe for Lobster Shooters.

Hungry Kids Fueled by Rogue Powerpacks

MEDFORD, Ore., — The Junior League of Jackson County has launched its relatively new Rogue Powerpack Program at Talent Elementary School. The group saw the need for a steady supply of food to be sent home with kids over the weekend. There are 14,000 children in Jackson County who qualify for free or reduced cost … Continue reading »

Local Hospitals Notice ACA Changes

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Mandatory Health Insurance was put in place in the us last year, and now local hospitals are seeing the change. At Asante’s rogue regional medical center, the hospital saw a significant decrease in self pay or uninsured patients. In December of 2013 6.5 percent of patients were self pay and in 2014, it dropped … Continue reading »

New CEO Promises New Goodwill

  MEDFORD, Ore., — Shae Johns readily admits she has big shoes to fill. After years at Southern Oregon Goodwill she excepted her third promotion, taking over as CEO and President following Gayle Burn, who served in the position for nearly 40 years.  Johns praised the legacy of growth left by Burn and promised to … Continue reading »

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