Empty Chairs Symbolize Head Start Cuts

MEDFORD, Ore. — Students and teachers are feeling the effects of financial struggle in Head Start. Local Head Start supporters are making the impact of sequestration cuts on Medford kids more visual. 79 empty chairs sat on display to show the exact number of local children who will be left out and the people being … Continue reading »

Budget Cuts Affect At-Risk Youth

MEDFORD, Ore. — Authorities say the number of juvenile criminals has dropped nearly half in the past decade, but now sequestration cuts to early education could halt that progress. Experts with juvenile services call it a continuum. They say crime prevention starts before they ever become involved, sometimes way before. They say early years are … Continue reading »