Ferguson Protests in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. —  People gathered downtown to rally in response to the grand jury decision and to join so-called racism demonstrations. The rally this afternoon was peaceful and full of activity. Activists and locals came together to show support not only for the Brown family, but also to bring awareness to what they say are injustices by … Continue reading »

Protest Planned at Medford Walmart

MEDFORD, Ore. – A public rally is planned on Thanksgiving Day at the Walmart Supercenter on Center Dr., as workers press the company to commit to paying a higher wage, institute a new scheduling policy and upgrade protections for pregnant workers. The event comes as some workers at the Walmart in Klamath Falls plan a three day strike, opposing what they say is … Continue reading »

Rally Highlights Divide Over Ferguson

MEDFORD, Ore. – People have gathered in Vogel Plaza on Central Ave. to show support for Michael Brown and his family. About 30 people rallied Tuesday afternoon, chanting and drumming in support of Brown’s family. Those driving by were largely honking and yelling support for Officer Darren Wilson. Wilson is the Ferguson, Missouri police officer … 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 »

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 »

Construction to Force Interstate Detours

PHOENIX, Ore. – Interstate 5 traffic will be detoured starting Tuesday night near Phoenix, so bridge beams can be placed for the new Fern Valley exit 24 overpass. Southbound traffic will be detoured from Medford exit 27 to Talent exit 21 using Oregon 99 from November 18th through the 20th from 10:00 P.M. to 5:00 … Continue reading »

Medford Gun Buy Leads to Prison Time

MEDFORD, Ore. – A Brookings man has been sentenced to 57 months in prison, after admitting to illegally purchasing a gun in Medford as a felon. On June 6, 2013, a Brookings Police Department Sergeant stopped a stolen vehicle driven by 27 year-old Tyson Maurice Brown of Portland. Police searched the vehicle and reported finding … Continue reading »

Local Group Offers Open Enrollment Help

MEDFORD, Ore. – Liberty Tax Service is offering assistance to Oregonians that need to enroll for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The insurance open enrollment period for 2015 begins Saturday November 15. Those needing estimates on how a penalty or credit will impact their 2014 return, or those looking to apply for an exemption,  can contact their preferred Liberty Tax … Continue reading »

Local Events Honor Veterans in Many Ways

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore., — A Veterans Day parade celebrated and honored the veterans from Southern Oregon. The parade in Medford has been going on for nearly a decade. Central Point’s Fallen Heros War Memorial was home to the community’s annual ceremony. The VA Domiciliary in White City and the Rogue Valley Manor each held a … Continue reading »

Medford Rated Most Dangerous Place

MEDFORD, Ore.– The City of Medford is making the very top of the list for most dangerous places in Oregon. This is according to research conducted by Motovo Real Estate. It shows that one in 16 people will likely be a victim of a crime in Medford. Representatives said they gathered a list of all … Continue reading »

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