Update on Jackson Co. GMO Lawsuit

ASHLAND, Ore. — Local farmers and supporters of a GMO-Free Jackson County are meeting tonight. This is comes before a hearing scheduled next week about a GMO lawsuit involving the county and family farms. The Our Family Farms Coalition and Thrive are hosting presentations and discussions tonight. It’s part of an effort to educate the … Continue reading »

Oregon Graduation Rates Increase

MEDFORD, Ore. – 72% of Oregon high school students are graduating on time. This information comes from a new statewide survey revealed today. That’s about a 3% increase from the year before. Graduation rates have increased, not only in affluent communities, but also in so called “at risk” communities. Experts say these gains are indicative … Continue reading »

In the Kitchen: Almond Milk

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Rachel Downing with NW RAW juice bar in Ashland demonstrates how to make almond milk with an at home blender.

Klamath County Library: Story Kits

MEDFORD, Ore. – Reading is a skill that doesn’t come easily for every child, but experts say any interaction parents have with their kids helps develop literacy skills. NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor spoke with Drucilla Curtis, the Klamath County Library Department Supervisor of Youth Services about a way you can bring story time home from the library.

Renovation of “The Bricks” Discussed

ASHLAND, Ore. – “The Bricks” will soon be getting a face lift. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is holding its third public meeting tonight to discussion a renovation project on the bricks. The theatre company is hoping to review the design direction for the area. The next step will be to refine the plan and will … Continue reading »

Police Seeking Help to Identify Suspects

MEDFORD, Ore.– Police are asking the public to help them identity people who they say were at the center of burglaries, or planned to do so. Police said one suspect, shown to the right, headed into the Purple Parrot on Highland Drive with the intention of robbing the place. They said he took off in an … Continue reading »

Victim in Deadly Crash Identified

NEAR HUGO, Ore. — Investigators are releasing new information regarding a deadly crash in Josephine County. The crash happened Monday night on the 1,500 block of Three Pines Rd., near Hugo. Investigators said they received reports of a woman who had been run over by a vehicle. When they arrived, troopers found 52-year old Cheryle … Continue reading »

Oregon Lifeguard Welcomes New Helicopter

MEDFORD, Ore. — The company Oregon Lifeguard is welcoming a new helicopter into the air ambulance crew. Crew members spent the day Wednesday testing out the new helicopter near the Rogue Valley International Airport. The helicopter can carry one extra person and is equipped with an improved patient loading system in the back. The big … 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 »

2nd Mistrial in Medford Murder Trial

MEDFORD, Ore. — For the second time, the trial of a Medford man accused of killing his girlfriend has been declared a mistrial. The second trial against Jose Valencia-Gaona started in a Jackson County courtroom on Monday.  Valencia-Gaona charged with murdering 38-year-old Maria Rodriguez outside her apartment in  October of 2013. According to the Jackson County District Attorney’s … Continue reading »

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