Drivers Going Too Fast Near Interchange

PHOENIX, Ore. – Several months after work began on the Fern Valley Interchange project, many drivers are choosing to ignore the reduced speed limit, according to Oregon State Police. The speed limit is posted at 50 miles per hour through the 2-mile stretch of Interstate 5 at Phoenix, in order to protect construction crews working … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Online Safety

When I was in high school my parents always said the computer would be in an open space in our home. The reason – to keep me and my siblings safe online. Not only has the internet opened up from the world of AOL that I knew – children can now take the internet everywhere.  Smartphones and … Continue reading »

Inspiring Kids to Play with Dirt

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A local mom is starting an urban gardening and downtown beautification effort in Central Point by teaching kids to play with dirt. Taneea Browning is the founder of the “Dirt Park,” an after school program for now serving on the Noah’s Ark School. Nineteen kids have signed up, turning the small … Continue reading »

Open Carry Ordinance Scrapped in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — A plan to restrict open carry of loaded guns in Ashland was thrown out Tuesday night by the Ashland City Council. Councilors have been discussing the ordinance, but at Tuesday night’s meeting decided that it was an “unenforceable law” and therefore scrapped it entirely. It was voted 5 to 1 to trash … Continue reading »

Child Sex Trafficking Experts Speak

MEDFORD, Ore. — Sgt. Byron Fassett has been investigating child sex tracking crimes for the Dallas Police Department for more than 20 years. The thing that stands out to him is that the problem doesn’t stand out at all. “It’s a problem that’s designed to blend into society and not to look like anything,” said … Continue reading »

Crews Train for Wildfires in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Officials say current fire conditions in southern Oregon aren’t typically seen until late July. Now that fire danger has moved to high, Rogue Valley Task Force 1 continues wildfire training. Red tape marks the path of a simulated fast moving fire in a Grants Pass neighborhood. “We came over, we were … Continue reading »

Marijuana Could Be on November Ballot

PORTLAND, Ore. — An initiative to get marijuana legalized is on its way to get on the November ballot this year. “New Approach Oregon” collected 100,000 petition signatures so far. The group needs at least 87,000 registered voter signatures to qualify, but they want to make sure to get more than enough. The measure would … Continue reading »

Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Still Up

OREGON – The latest numbers for unemployment in the State of Oregon were released this morning. In the last month, Oregon added about 4,200 jobs to the workforce. But, it wasn’t enough to bring the State’s unemployment rate down. In the month of May, the jobless rate was at 6.9 percent, according to the Oregon Unemployment … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Duck Men Win National Title

Oregon head coach Robert Johnson: Oregon sprinter Devon Allen: Oregon runner Mac Fleet: Oregon thrower Sam Crouser: Oregon runner Sam Prakel: Oregon runner Laura Roesler:

Oregon Schools Buying Local Food

Jackson County, Ore. — Oregon schools are leading the nation in percentage of the food budget spent on local foods. Results from the first ever USDA farm to school census showed that Oregon schools are directing about 24 percent of their food budgets to purchase local food. In the Rogue Valley, several school districts buy … Continue reading »

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