HealthWatch: “Hangry” Fighting

Columbus, Ohio — While it is not  uncommon for married couples to argue, Ohio State University researchers say hunger could make the fighting worse. For 21 days, glucose levels were measured in 107 married couples. Then, participants competed against their spouse on a 25-trial task in which the winner blasted the loser with loud noise … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: State’s Johnny Appleseed

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.– National Arbor is on April 25th, but several states around the country celebrate on various days this month; this includes Southern Oregon. Oregon designated the second week of April for its Arbor Day celebrations. In honor of the emphasis Arbor Week places on planting and nourishing trees, Oregon Trails looks back at … Continue reading »

Volunteers Clean Central Point Cemetery

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – A group of volunteers is working to preserve history at a local cemetery. About a dozen people showed up to the Central Point Cemetery on Saturday to pick up weeds and clear brush. The cleanup has become a regular event since 2011, when several gravestones at the cemetery were vandalized — … Continue reading »

Drought Could Help Save OSU Extension

NEAR JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Supporters of the Jackson County OSU Extension say they hope the drought year will influence voters as they head to the ballot booths next month. A tax district for the Extension will appear on the May ballot — giving voters the chance to weigh in on a levy of about a … Continue reading »

Wait to Plant Warm Weather Vegetables

ASHLAND, Ore. — It is that time of year again to start planting your garden, but the warm weather does not mean it is time to start planting all of your spring crops just yet. Garden experts said it is okay to start planting your cool weather crops like lettuce, broccoli, and kale, but hold off on … Continue reading »

Last-Minute Tax Advice

MEDFORD, Ore. — Millions of Americans are rushing to file their tax returns before the April 15 deadline. With just two days left, local tax agencies are extending hours, and seeing procrastinators coming in at the last minute. Tax experts at Liberty Tax Service say most last-minute filers are scared to file because of the … Continue reading »

Businesses Impacted by Pear Blossom

MEDFORD, Ore. — The annual Pear Blossom Festival was a huge success this year, and that success is rubbing off on downtown businesses as well. Some local businesses like Downtown Grounds Coffee Shop on Central Avenue chose to stay open during the parade because the Pear Blossom Festival brings in good revenue. One manager at … Continue reading »

Prescott Park Plan Needs Votes

MEDFORD, Ore. — Mountain bike enthusiasts are asking for your help. They need online votes to help the group make a new trail system become a reality on Roxy Ann. The Prescott Park plan adds 25 miles of mountain bike-specific trails, with easy through difficult markings. A helmet company is giving away $100,000 to the … Continue reading »

Former Deputy Turns Self In, Teen Safe

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — Oregon State Police report former deputy Kenneth Turkle has turned himself in and is now in custody. Investigators confirm 17-year-old Marriah Andrews has been located and is safe. She contacted a police officer around 2 p.m. Sunday. Oregon State Police (OSP) first asked for the public’s help Saturday to find the 17-year … Continue reading »

Proposed FDA Rule Impacts Breweries

MEDFORD, Ore. – Local breweries are arguing a proposed FDA rule that they say could hurt both them and local farmers. The rule applies to spent grains. Those by products of the brewing process are normally sold or given to local farmers to use as feed. But the FDA rule would put restrictions on how … Continue reading »

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