Feds Ease Medical Marijuana Enforcement

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The federal government is making it easier for medical marijuana facilities to operate. The recently-passed $1.1 trillion spending bill promises no more government money will be spent on DEA raids against retail facilities that meet state law. The line item was quietly added to the 1,603-page spending bill. This is the … Continue reading »

Siskiyou Murderer Asking for Retrial

YREKA, Calif.– The woman convicted of killing her husband at a Siskiyou campground in November 2012, is asking for a retrial. Patricia Maccullum was found guilty of murdering Christopher Maccullum in January of 2013. She has been asking for a new trial since last Summer and got a new attorney this Fall. Her attorney submitted … Continue reading »

U.S. Forest Service Hiring

MEDFORD, Ore. — Starting January, the U.S. Forest Service will hire 600 people in Oregon and Washington for temporary positions, including Southern Oregon. The jobs are for various specialties ranging from fire and trial management to recreation and botany. There are three phases to the hiring process. You can start to apply the first week … Continue reading »

GMO Ban Enforcement on Hold

MEDFORD, Ore. — Enforcement for the measure banning GMO crops in Jackson County is on hold until the current lawsuit against it is over. The lawsuit was filed by two local farms in November and claims it causes an economic burden on farmers who grow genetically engineered crops. The Jackson County City Council confirmed the announcement … Continue reading »

Outstanding Administrator of the Year

MEDFORD, Ore. — Several teachers are coming together to make sure one local principal’s efforts are recognized. Ron Beick from North Medford High School was named Administrator of the Year by the Oregon Music Education Association. He is being recognized for his support for the music and arts program. He is one of two administrators … Continue reading »

Out & About: Last Weekend Before X-Mas

It’s the last weekend before Christmas, and there are plenty of events to enjoy with the whole family. One that’s celebrating the traditional holiday sweaters of the season. Medford’s Ugly Sweater 5k This will be the second year for Medford’s Ugly Sweater 5K. Runners will meet at the starting line at 101 South Bartlett Street … Continue reading »

RCC Gets Donation From Asante

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two years ago, Rogue Community College or RCC got a matching grant from the state. So any money donated or pledged to the medical professions programs will be matched up to the $8 million  mark. With a $250 thousand pledge from Asante, RCC will actually be getting half a million dollars that … Continue reading »

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 »

California in Dire Need of Rain

CNN – According to a study from NASA, California needs roughly 11 trillion gallons of rain to survive its extreme drought. That’s enough water to fill 17-million Olympic swimming pools. Officials say the situation is so dire, the flooding that struck the state earlier this year barely made a dent in the drought. Most of … Continue reading »

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