Satire Performance for GMO Campaign

MEDFORD, Ore.–  Activists fighting for the Jackson County GMO Free Measure are using a bit of satire to push back against the opposition. Actors dressed in costumes to represent wealthy business people and performed a skit at the Medford Growers and Crafters Market on Thursday. They were armed with a wheelbarrow full of “cash” and handed out … Continue reading »

Josephine County Voters’ Pamphlet Out

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — The Josephine County Voters’ pamphlet for the May 20, 2014 Primary Election is officially out and posted to the County Clerk’s website.  The last day to register to vote or change your party affiliation for the Primary Election is April 29th. Ballots are scheduled to be mailed to the registered voters of … Continue reading »

Jackson Declares Drought Emergency

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Jackson County Board of Commissioners are asking the governor to declare an emergency drought for the area. On Wednesday, the board took the first step to get help for agencies and individuals affected by the dry conditions by declaring an emergency drought for Jackson County. The declaration will now move to … Continue reading »

Jackson County in State of Emergency

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Commissioners this morning officially declared Jackson County a local disaster zone and approved a request to declare state of emergency for drought. NewsWatch 12′s reporter in the meeting this morning said Commissioners said this year Southern Oregon has seen the least snow pack ever and the smallest amount of precipitation … Continue reading »

VA to Open After Norovirus Outbreak

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The VA SORCC will open its doors for business again on Thursday, March 13 after a norovirus outbreak. The outbreak caught VA officials’ attention last Wednesday and they immediately took steps to cancel appointments and close the facility to patients until it was resolved. The facility will continue to take extra … Continue reading »

Classmates Meet Face-To-Face

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The virtual Charter school Oregon Connections Academy held a meet-and-greet on Friday for its students and family members. There were 25 to 30 students that met at the Central Point Grange, grades K through Eight, who learned about aviation through making paper airplanes. They also had the opportunity to meet their … Continue reading »

SORCC Has Norovirus Outbreak

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (SORCC) has notified us that it is experiencing an outbreak of the Norovirus and therefore is restricting access to the SORCC. The illness has a 24-hour incubation period and is contagious 48-72 hours after symptoms have stopped, which is why the SORCC needs to … Continue reading »

NewsWatch12 Sportsmen’s & Outdoor Show

MEDFORD, Ore. — People from all over the country have made their way to the Jackson County Expo in Medford to experience the Sportsmen’s and Outdoors Recreation Show. The show is sponsored by KDRV NewsWatch 12 and features exhibits and presentations on topics such as fishing, hunting, camping and much more! Before the show kicked … Continue reading »

NewsWatch12 Sportmen’s and Outdoors Show

Oregon’s great outdoors is one of the states most popular and lucrative industries. The NewsWatch12 Jackson County Sportsmen’s and Outdoor Recreation Show will kick off Friday, February 21st and last until Sunday the 23rd. NewsWatch 12′s Erin Maxson is out at the Jackson County Expo with more on what visitors can see and experience this … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Mushroom Distribution

MEDFORD, Ore. — Ernest Luther Taylor, 37, of Medford is in the Jackson County Jail on charges of possession and unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, including marijuana and Psilocybin mushrooms. He is also facing charges for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and child neglect in the first … Continue reading »

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