New Fencing for School Safety

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Jackson County School District 9 says safety is its top priority, and is now working on installing full fencing around each campus. At Table Rock Elementary, one opening at a gate is now the only spot you can enter or exit the campus during regular school hours, and it’s locked after … Continue reading »

Locals Prepare for Immigration Action

MEDFORD, Ore. – President Obama is announcing executive action on immigration that could affect thousands of undocumented immigrants in the area. In a speech to the nation, the president promised those who meet certain criteria can be free of fear of being deported. For Julie Fuentes, a student in Medford, that could mean not having … Continue reading »

Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner: Casserole

WILD MUSHROOM GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE  by Porter’s Executive Chef Dustin Farley PARSNIP CREAM 4cups Parsnips (peeled and chopped) 1cup Shallots (chopped) 1Tbl Thyme (chopped) 4cups heavy cream 1cup goat cheese (chevre) ½ cup parmesan (grated) In a heavy bottom pot combine parsnips, shallots, thyme and heavy cream and reduce until parsnips are tender. Add parmesan … Continue reading »

President Outlines Immigration Plans

Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama is ordering the most sweeping overhaul of the immigration system in decades, despite Republican claims he is acting illegally by moving unilaterally to shield five million undocumented immigrants. Obama rejected accusations by conservatives that he is offering a free pass to undocumented immigrants and warned in a prime-time address … Continue reading »

Sweet Gingerbread Secrets: Part I

MEDFORD, Ore. — Just in time for this year’s GingerBread Jubilee, a veteran gingerbread baker shared her secrets to scoring well with the judges. In the first part in this series NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor joined Vickie Eastwood in the kitchen, for some tips to transforming a store-bought gingerbread house kit into a masterpiece.

Ask the Meteorologist: Cloud Bases

  ASK THE METEOROLOGIST Aidan, Bellview Elementary First we’ll explain how we get clouds, because this well help you to understand how and why their bases tend to be flat … The sun everyday heats the earth’s surface. Even when there are clouds present, the sun is heating the air. This leads to warming near … Continue reading »

Showers Today, Heavy Rain & Wind Friday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another weak disturbance will move through the area today. This storm though looks to brush by, bringing most of it’s moisture to our south. Regardless, light and spotty showers are likely across all locations through tonight. Snow levels will be between 4,500′ & 5,000.’ This will lead to another couple of inches … Continue reading »

Wednesday’s Child, Hayes-Renick Family

MEDFORD, Ore.– Everywhere you look in the Hayes-Renick house, there are the reminders that children are around. Pictures on the wall and boots on the ground. They need a lot of boots. There are eight kids, in a family that came that together in an unexpected way. When Jake Hayes and Angie Renick-Hayes decided to … Continue reading »

Another Weak System Moves In Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday was showery and breezy, but we will start to see a bit of a lull in the rainfall activity tonight.   We are still in midst of a fairly wet time frame, as showers (or snow for higher elevations) are in the forecast every day throughout the extended period.  The next system won’t … 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 »

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