Charter Pulled from Medford Elks Lodge

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford chapter of the Elks Lodge is out of business, after members unexpectedly found their charter revoked. David Gerten became a member of the lodge last year, and says he was notified late Thursday night of the revocation by the Grand Order in Chicago, though no reason was given. He said he … Continue reading »

High School Choir Flash Mob Confusion

(UPDATE: 12:20PM)  KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — An effort to spread Christmas joy was dampened at the Klamath Falls Walmart Thursday evening.  But the Henley High School choir says it was all a misunderstanding and they have no hard feelings. According to the high school principal, the choir teacher reached out to Walmart  days in advance … Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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