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 »

15 Years for Deadly Drunk Driving Crash

MEDFORD, Ore. – A woman will spend 15 years in prison for killing two people in a car accident near Rogue River in April.  Lynda Taylor pled guilty to two counts of manslaughter, one county of felony driving under the influence of intoxicants, and third degree assault. At the sentencing on Tuesday, the prosecution said … Continue reading »

SOU Teaming WIth Chevy for Carbon Plan

DETROIT, Mich. – Chevrolet is purchasing carbon credits worth up to $5 million to help 11 colleges across the U.S. become less carbon reliant, including Southern Oregon University (SOU). The move is part of the automakers voluntary initiative to reduce 8 million metric tons of carbon from being emitted. According to the company, that’s the … Continue reading »

Oregon Sees Best Job Growth in Decades

SALEM, Ore. – The State of Oregon added 9,900 jobs in October, marking the largest monthly increase in nearly 20 years. According to the Employment Department, the last time Oregon’s economy added this many jobs was in August 1995 when 10,400 were added. Manufacturing, health care, and professional and business services are all identified as strengthening markets. … Continue reading »

Man Accused of Bringing Drugs to Court

MEDFORD, Ore. – A man is facing additional charges after allegedly bringing drugs to a Jackson County Circuit Court appearance. Christopher Alvarez, 29, appeared in Circuit Court on Monday November 17th. According to police, Alvarez asked a clerk to hold his jacket while he attended his hearing. The clerk says he found a baggy of marijuana … Continue reading »

Ashland Man Sentenced for Assault

MEDFORD, Ore. — An Ashland man will spend time in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of second degree assault in September. Eric Torres appeared in the Jackson County Courthouse Monday. A Jackson County judge decided today that 36-year-old Torres will spend 90 months, or about seven and a half years in prison. This … Continue reading »

Demolition Begins on Kim’s Restaurant

MEDFORD, Ore. — The demolition of Kim’s Restaurant is underway. On Monday, construction crews were on site sorting through scraps and gutting the building.  They said they were trying to recycle what they can. Tearing down it down could take up to a month. The Coquille Indian Tribe currently owns the land and is planning … Continue reading »

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