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 »

Stolen Guns In Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — According to Medford Police, in 2014 126 guns were stolen in the city of Medford and 29 of those guns were stolen out of cars. Police say guns are often a target for thieves because they have a high black market value. Officers say stolen guns are easy for thieves to profit … Continue reading »

Rise in Flu Cases in Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — According to Jackson County Health Officials, we are at a peak time for the flu for our area. There have already been a handful of flu-related deaths in the state, with elderly and young children being the most at-risk. The Ashland School District sent out a letter to parents this week saying … Continue reading »

Ducks Vs. Buckeyes Fundraiser

MEDFORD, Ore. — A local organization is taking advantage of the national championship game on Monday to raise money for childhood cancer. Joe Goedereis with the Ethan Jostad Foundation has been reaching out to Oregon Duck fans over the last week to raise money for cancer research. Halfway across the country, Childhood Cancer Awareness Advocate … Continue reading »

Commissioners Weigh Options for Dimmick

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — County Commissioners say senior transitional housing is a preferred avenue to take the place of a well known building in Grants Pass. Dimmick Tower has been a burden and an eyesore to Josephine County for about the last decade. Structural problems and mold left the county no choice but to tear it … Continue reading »

Central Point Passes New Dog Ordinance

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Central Point Police say, right now, there are about two dog biting incidents reported a month, on average. On Thursday night, the Central Point City Council will decide whether the city will hold dog owners accountable for the actions of their pets. The ordinance was drafted by Police Chief Chris Allison and … Continue reading »

WEB EXTRA: Meet Gamerosity’s Manny Munoz

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Gamerosity’s founder and executive director, Manny Munoz, decided to start up the organization to give back to the community, and help kids who are fighting cancer feel more normal. In this exclusive extended interview, Manny talks about how Gamerosity got started, how it works, and why he is so passionate about … Continue reading »

Corey Falls New Jackson County Sheriff

MEDFORD, Ore. — A new year brought a new Sheriff in Jackson County for the first time in more than a decade. Monday morning’s swearing in ceremony was short and simple, but it means a new chapter for Jackson County law enforcement. Corey Falls beat out Incumbent Mike Winters in the November election and took his … Continue reading »

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