DA’s Asked to End Marijuana Prosecutions

SALEM, Ore. – Advocates for legal recreational marijuana in Oregon are calling on the state’s District Attorneys to stop prosecution of pending marijuana criminal cases. Measure 91 on the November General Election ballot made marijuana possession legal under certain parameters as of July of 2015. Now, the chief petitioner of the measure, and representatives from … Continue reading »

Most Expected Holiday Travel Since 2007

MEDFORD, Ore.– Travel experts expect the highest Thanksgiving Travel since 2007. AAA forecasts about 46.3 million Americans will head out, with 89% expected to travel by car. Experts said people will travel 50 miles or more from home this holiday, an increase of 4.2% from last year. AAA said drivers will also pay the lowest price … Continue reading »

MPD Goes Door to Door, Looking to Help

MEDFORD, Ore.– Medford Police went door to door in West Medford, Wednesday, trying to figure out what the community feels the city needs to do better and how to improve livability. It was all part of Operation C.A.R.E meant to give officers a chance to connect with the community and ask questions. Twice a year officers … Continue reading »

Local Reaction to GMO Ban Lawsuit

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Jackson County Farmers who are suing over the voter-approved GMO ban are not commenting on the $4.2 million lawsuit. The county is not yet willing to speculate what the litigation will mean for the future of the ban. Two farms filed the suit against the county on Monday, and said the GMO ban … Continue reading »

Murder Suspect Maintains Innocence

MEDFORD, Ore. – The man accused of the shooting murder of his wife, and the attempted murder of three others including a child, says he’s not guilty. Wade Phillips was arraigned Wednesday in a Jackson County court. Phillips, appearing via webcam, pleaded not guilty to charges of Murder and three counts of Attempted Murder. The charges stem from a November 11th incident that occurred … Continue reading »

3 Years Later, Ashland Murder Case Open

ASHLAND, Ore.– Three years after a 23-year-old was murdered on the Ashland bike path, detectives said the case is not cold. A $21,000 reward is still in place for anyone with information regarding what happened to David Grubbs. He was walking home on the bike path three years ago, Wednesday, when he was brutally murdered. … Continue reading »

Medford Honored as Top Green Community

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford has received this year’s “Green Power Community of the Year Award” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award recognizes leading green power users across the country for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. City officials will be officially presented … Continue reading »

Local Police Deal with Overdose Surge

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford will soon be the first police agency in the state to carry a new drug that reverses the effects of an overdose. Naloxone is a drug given to patients that overdose on heroin or opiate-based pills that effectively reverses the effects within minutes. Officers are being trained on the use of … Continue reading »

Foster Families Needed

MEDFORD, Ore. — The holidays are a time of giving, but this season several hundred kids will not have a place they can call home. Just because a foster child is under the state’s care – does not mean they are living with a family. Many are in temporary group homes or shelters for the … Continue reading »

Lawsuit Filed Against Measure 15-119

PORTLAND, Ore.– Two family farms filed a lawsuit against Jackson County’s ban against genetically engineered crops. Measure 15-119 was approved by voters in May. The farms named on the complaint are Schulz Family Farms LLC, and Frink Farms including James and Marilyn Frink, and the Frink Family Trust. Under the ban, farmers have a year in order to get … Continue reading »

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