Committee No-shows Postpone Meeting

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — There was a packed agenda, but not a packed house Thursday night at the Weapon Safety Committee Meeting for School District 9. For months, the group has been meeting to talk about ways to improve school safety, including the possibility of arming school staff. Empty seats and missing committee members led … Continue reading »

Airport Switching Police to Armed Guards

MEDFORD, Ore. — The shooting at LAX is putting new focus on security changes coming to Medford’s airport. The airport announced it chose security guards with Rams Specialized Security Service, a Portland based company, to replace police officers. For six years, the airport has used the Medford Police Department.  But  by making this switch, the airport is … Continue reading »

Shut Down Could Impact Social Security

MEDFORD, Ore. — Meri Walker is one of an estimated 58 million Americans collecting social security benefits this year. Walker said she recently learned how vital those checks are when she visited the social security office for the first time this week. “Lots of difficulty in their lives. Not people that are slackers, not people … Continue reading »

New Shady Cove Security System in Place

SHADY COVE, Ore. — A new state of the art, high-tech security system installed at Shady Cove school is in full swing. It’s the first year using the system and the school is  the first in the country using it to protect students. Parents say they are comforted knowing their child will be safe at … Continue reading »