November Ballots Mailed Today

MEDFORD, Ore. — The November election is still a few weeks away, but ballots are on the way to Jackson County mail boxes this morning. Ballots were dropped off at the postal service office this morning to be mailed out. Officials expects to see about 70% return rate by election day. This year, more than … Continue reading »

SOU Students Make Free Speech Demands

ASHLAND Ore. — A group of Southern Oregon University students is demanding the university change its free speech regulations. The Associated Students of Southern Oregon University (ASSOU) sent a letter Wednesday to university leadership in response to a confrontation on October 7th. During that confrontation, which was caught on camera, students demonstrating outside designated protest … Continue reading »

Local Hospitals Prepare for Ebola

MEDFORD, Ore. – Jackson County health officials are preparing for what they say is a possible, but very unlikely, Ebola outbreak. The department held a news conference Thursday to address the issue. Meanwhile local health systems like Asante Rogue Regional and La Clinica are putting together personal protective equipment and holding role-play scenarios to prepare … Continue reading »

Talent City Councilor Resigns

TALENT, Ore. — A now former Talent City Council member said she is still trying to process the request for her resignation from her position. Darby Stricker stepped down last night because she said current law states it is illegal to hold a city seat while running for another city position. She said she met … Continue reading »

No Ebola Concerns at PDX

PORTLAND, Ore.– Health officials said there is no concern over the boy who showed up at the Portland International Airport on Wednesday, vomiting on a flight from Africa. Other sources are reporting that the boy likely vomited because he ate too much junk food, and had no signs of fever or other symptoms. After a … Continue reading »

Ebola Contacts May be Added to List

(CNN) — Flying out of Dallas on a specially-equipped jet, the woman who tested positive for Ebola, this week, landed in Atlanta wearing a protective suit, covered head to toe as she was loaded onto an ambulance to be taken to the CDC. It was a very different experience from her flight earlier this week. … Continue reading »

Crater Lake Sees First Snow

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Tuesday night’s storm brought the first snowfall for Crater Lake since last spring. More than four inches was dumped on the park, prompting camp ground and road closures. On Wednesday the scene at the national park was almost picturesque. Snow clung to trees and branches, but the fog made it almost impossible to … Continue reading »

Last Day of Fire Season For SW Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire season ended on Wednesday for Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in Southwest Oregon. Fire season started on June 2 this year, and lasted 136 days. Rainfall of at least one-half inch was recorded in many parts of the district, which includes state, private, county, city and Bureau of Land Management forest … Continue reading »

Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

MEDFORD, Ore. — Habitat for Humanity is working to raise money to build its 56 home in the Rogue Valley. On Tuesday a fundraiser was held at Habitat for Humanity to raise awareness and money for the new addition. Vickie Salazar, the new homeowner, is ecstatic about her future new handicap accessible home. “Well I … Continue reading »

Monitoring Sex Offenders in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — On Monday, a Medford Police Officer made contact with a man at Hawthorne Park. Once his name was run through the system, it was found he was a sex offender. With follow up questions, police found he was out of compliance and taken to jail. Failing to register as a sex offender … Continue reading »

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