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 »

Anchor Mom: Last Minute Dad’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day kind of snuck up on me. In fact, just yesterday I realized I had nothing planned!  This is especially bad because I gave my husband a “lecture” about how important Mother’s Day is. I, of course, turned to Pinterest, like in all times of crafty need. Here are a few of the cute … Continue reading »

Two Bulls Fire Reward Now At $31,500

BEND, Ore. — A reward for any information that can be given as to how the Two Bulls fire started has increased to $31,500. An update released Thursday morning said the Two Bulls fire is now 80% contained, and more than $4.3 million has been spent on the suppression campaign. The fire has now burned 6,908 … Continue reading »

Two Bulls Fire Burns Almost 7,000 Acres

BEND, Ore. — Multiple crews continue to make progress on the wildfire burning near Bend. Officials said the fire is now at 40-percent containment. It broke out last Saturday and is now burning nearly 7,000 acres. Level three evacuations are no longer in effect. Investigation teams did conclude the fire to be human caused and … Continue reading »

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