Would a Travel Ban Stop Ebola?

By Tom Foreman (CNN) — With the fear of Ebola spreading, should federal officials ban travel to the U.S. from the nations hit hardest by the Ebola virus? Well, it’s complicated…and not just if you’re holding a boarding pass. The first key question: can a travel ban even be implemented? Legally, of course, the United … Continue reading »

Medford Schools Address Ebola Concerns

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford School District is addressing the risks of Ebola in Southern Oregon. While those administrators say there is no real risk at the moment, they are getting ready for anything. On Friday afternoon, Superintendent of Medford Schools, Dr. Brian Shumate, addressed the risk of Ebola in the district. The top concern … Continue reading »

Students Push for Voter Turnout

ASHLAND, Ore. — With the election just weeks away, SOU students are rushing to get as many ballots as they can from classmates. Southern Oregon University has suffered a poor reputation for voter turnout. In the last election, the precinct in which the school is located had roughly 25% of registered voters submit ballots. But … Continue reading »

Violent Media Linked to Child Aggression

CNN — A new study is taking a look at a controversial topic how parents and doctors view the effects of violent media on children. The study found a consensus among some researchers, parents, and pediatricians, and they believe violent media can increase aggression in children. 90% of pediatricians surveyed, as well as at least … Continue reading »

Joe Biden’s Son Discharged From Navy

NORFOLK, Va. — An embarrassing headline today for Vice President Biden. His second son Hunter was discharged from the Navy back in February, after testing positive for cocaine. A person familiar with the case said Hunter Biden failed a urinalysis test administered in June of last year. Hunter Biden joined the Navy Reserves at age … Continue reading »

Crews Clean Up Homeless Camps in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Police Department plans to continue transient campsite cleanup efforts each month. Officers and other work crews just finished cleaning up six campsites yesterday. One was located just off the Bear Creek Greenway bike path. Medford police officers sweep the bike path and Greenway on a monthly basis. On this month’s … Continue reading »

Vehicle Crash on I-5 Results in Fatality

WOLF CREEK, Ore. — Oregon State Police is investigating a single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred this afternoon off the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Wolf Creek. Oregon State Police say 80-year-old Tigard resident Adelina Teresa Barrera was found deceased at the scene. Preliminary information indicates on October 17, 2014 at approximately 1:27 p.m. … Continue reading »

Teddy Roosevelt Show At Callahan’s Lodge

ASHLAND, Ore. — In the Days of Teddy Roosevelt, an upbeat musical show about the early 20th Century, will be performed at Callahan’s Mountain Lodge on Friday, October 24. Through music, brief narration, and a wide-screen movie, this show tells the story of Teddy Roosevelt and his times. A time when America had just come of … Continue reading »

Vandals “Disarm” Iron Mike Statue

ASHLAND, Ore. — The “Iron Mike” statue in Ashland is now missing an important part of his gear. That piece of gear missing is his rifle. Ashland Police say it’s likely a simple act of mischief given the fact that the statue isn’t very polarizing. Still, it’s an expensive one, and one of several acts … Continue reading »

K Falls Museum Offers Solar Eclipse View

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Falls residents who want to get a close look at a partial eclipse of the sun will get their chance Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Klamath County Museum. The museum will feature an 11-inch telescope equipped with a solar filter available during the unusual event. “The eclipse will start at … Continue reading »

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