Heavy Rain Moves into Coast Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain will continue today across much of the Pacific Northwest. A warm front is due to arrive by late morning bringing moderate to heavy rainfall into early afternoon, by about 1 o’clock, to the coastline. By late afternoon, the front will travel inland bringing moderate to heavy precipitation to the Cascades. Jackson … Continue reading »

Raiders Helped by Coaching Consistency

ASHLAND, Ore. — One of the keys to building a successful football program is consistency. At the NAIA level, that could be tough to find. Coaches come and go quickly as they look to climb the ladder to opportunities at bigger schools. At Southern Oregon, the Raiders have done a good job of finding that … Continue reading »

State Pot Testing Regulations Under Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. – Not a single gram of marijuana has been sold yet from a state-licensed dispensary in Southern Oregon. But already advocates are expressing concern. “The reality is that there is not any formalized structure for testing right now,” said Mike Welch, owner of Puff’s Smoke Shop in Ashland. Under the new state law, … Continue reading »

Debate Series Helps Educate Voters

MEDFORD, Ore. — Election day is now less than a month away and ballots will be mailed out in about two weeks. We spoke with Craig Fronek, KCMX radio host, about a new debate series that should help voters get to know a little bit more about the measures and candidates they’re voting for this … Continue reading »

Spring Showers Moving in All Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today marks the beginning of an active weather pattern across the Northwest. A series of storms will bring rain and even snow to the region throughout the end of the week. Skies will cloud over today and spotty showers will develop ahead of a cold front that will sweep through Southern Oregon … Continue reading »

Kids Search for Easter Eggs in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — The weather was perfect Sunday for the Easter egg hunt in Lithia Park. Thousands of little ones met the Easter bunny and searched for some 255 dozen eggs. As NewsWatch 12 photojournalist Dustin Peters shows us, even the ones who didn’t find the golden egg still had a great time.

SOU’s Avila Gets Centrowitz’s Attention

EUGENE, Ore. – Eric Avila already proved he can compete with the top collegiate runners in the nation when he set the best time in the 5,000 Meter Run at the Stanford Invitational earlier this month. On Saturday, Avila established his presence among the best overall runners in the country. Avila finished 0.33 seconds behind … Continue reading »

Oregon’s Gay Marriage Ban Under Review

MEDFORD, Ore. — This week, a federal judge will review Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage. LGBTQ advocates in Southern Oregon and around the state will be holding vigils on the eve before Wednesday’s oral arguments. Same-sex couples in Oregon are waiting for the verdict on a state ban which they argue discriminates against gays and … Continue reading »

“The Bachelor” Stars Coming to Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — ABC’s “The Bachelor” stars Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell will be coming to the Rogue Valley on April 26 for a local non-profit fundraiser. Both will be arriving Friday night, for the Valley Wide Dance Party.   The party is being hosted by Tumor Hater, a local non-profit raising money for people with … Continue reading »

I-5 Traffic Slows to 50 mph for 25 Days

PHOENIX, Ore. — Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) analysts say drivers should expect delays on Interstate 5 for the next few weeks. Starting Monday, ODOT will drop travel down to one lane in each direction at exit 24 near Phoenix. This change will allow crews to install a storm water pipe below the highway. It’s … Continue reading »

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