Commissioner Accused of Lewd Texts

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County Commissioner Simon Hare is addressing accusations that he took a woman’s phone and used it to send lewd text messages to her 18-year-old daughter. The accusation were brought up by Doug Deakins, during a commissioners meeting on Wednesday morning. Deakins is father to the 18-year-old and uncle to the … Continue reading »

Thousands Donated to Cancer Research

MEDFORD, Ore.– The non-profit developed in memory of a local child who lost his battle to cancer, raised thousands for families who endure the same. The Ethan Jostad Foundation donated $10,000 dollars to Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute, which is dedicated to child cancer research. The money was collected though business donations and several fundraisers this … Continue reading »

New Jackson County Health Building

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Health and Human Services is preparing to move into a brand new building on Holly Street in downtown Medford. The new building took years of planning, and millions in county funds. Jackson County officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday morning and gave a first look into the new … Continue reading »

12 Scams of Xmas: Malicous Software

MEDFORD, Ore.– Our society basically has the world at our fingertips with the amount of information we can gather and store on computers and mobile devices. It increases the chance for digital crooks to gain that often sensitive information or completely disrupt our computers. Tech experts said it is often done through what is broadly called … Continue reading »

Bars Preparing to Watch the Raiders

MEDFORD, Ore.– As the Southern Oregon Raiders prepare themselves for the big game Friday, local businesses are getting ready for the crowds. The NAIA National Championships game begins at noon on ESPN-U. Several bars and restaurants across Southern Oregon are showing the game. Here is a list of the places we know so far: Ashland: … Continue reading »

Vigil to Bring Hannah Home

  ASHLAND, Ore., — Hannah Thomas-Garner was last seen at a house party on November 29. More than two weeks after her disappearance family and friends gathered in the Ashland Plaza for a vigil.   Candles were provided and people were given the opportunity to say a few words about Hannah, their hope for her … Continue reading »

Electronic Recycling Rules Change Jan.1

SALEM, Ore.– Starting January first, computer keyboards and mice and printers will be added to the list of recyclable items. It is part of Oregon E-Cycles, a statewide program that provides free recycling of all brands of computers, monitors and Tvs. In 2011, a senate bill changed the current limitations on recycling those additional electronics. … Continue reading »

Sony Cancels Release of The Interview

MEDFORD, Ore. — Sony announced Wednesday afternoon that the planned release of “The Interview” on Christmas Day has been cancelled. The move comes after most of the country’s largest theater chains decided not to show the movie due to threats of a September 11th-type attack from anonymous hackers. The comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco … Continue reading »

CONSUMER REPORTS: GAMING SYSTEM CONSOLES

WHICH GAMING SYSTEM TO GIVE? Gaming consoles make a great gift. Besides playing video games, the high-end consoles can stream video, surf the Web, and help you get in shape. Consumer Reports gaming experts checked out the Xbox One from Microsoft, the Nintendo Wii U, Sony’s PlayStation 4 and newcomer LeapTV from LeapFrog. Leap TV … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Process

  GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents.  In Josephine County, DHS statistics show 76% of … Continue reading »

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