Jeff Merkley Visits SOU on Campaign Tour

ASHLAND, Ore. — Senator Jeff Merkley visited Ashland yesterday, hitting 50 towns in seven days as part of his “Jobs and Opportunity Tour” leading up to the election. He stopped at Southern Oregon University to meet with students and faculty members for a roundtable discussion. Merkley answered questions about student loans, debt, and the increase … Continue reading »

Weed HS Returns for Emotional First Day

WEED, Calif. –  The students of Weed High School are finally returning to class this week, eight days after a fire ripped through their town. Many of the students are still dealing with the devastation of the Boles fire, but many said they were thankful to be back. Tuesday, students and administrators said, was a day of grief, … Continue reading »

Students Face Changes in Weed

WEED, Ca. — Students in Weed return to the classroom Tuesday morning after the Boles Fire ripped through the city. Last week, teachers were leading their kids to safety as the school evacuated. Six classrooms were damaged by heat, smoke and water. Nothing can be salvaged from those rooms. Teachers spent Monday clearing space for … Continue reading »

College of the Siskiyous Back in Session

WEED, Calif. — While the Weed elementary and high schools are still closed for fire investigations, College of the Siskiyous is back in session for students today. Students at College of the Siskiyous are just being released from classes on the first day back since the fire. Representatives say students had to be evacuated from … Continue reading »

SOU Students Trained in Fire Safety

ASHLAND, Ore. — In just a few weeks students at Southern Oregon University are going to be moving into their dorms, and today resident assistants, or RA’s got a lesson from firefighters on how to stay prepared in case of a fire emergency. Firefighters with Ashland Fire and Rescue set propane filled containers on fire, … Continue reading »

District Trains Kids in Active Shooters

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — This year, teachers are using unique methods like picture books to teach kids tools for active shooter scenarios. The program is called ALICE training. ALICE stands for Alert, Lock down, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. Administrators and teachers were trained in active shooter scenarios over the summer. Now they are going to be passing … Continue reading »

Students Call for Blood Drive Changes

EUGENE, Ore. — Students at the University of Oregon will call for a change on a decades-old federal policy that prohibits gay men from donating blood. The ban was issued 31 years ago out of fear of AIDS, but some students say the ban is outdated. When it was issued in 1983, there were no … Continue reading »

Phoenix Students Give Out Grants

PHOENIX, Ore. –  Several Phoenix High School students presented $5000 in grants to local organizations on Wednesday night. The school received the funds to give out as part of the Oregon Community Foundation’s Community 101 program. A group of about 15 students works together to hear proposals and conduct site visits to decide where the money should … Continue reading »

UO Students Protest Lack of Charges

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of students in Eugene are protesting the lack of charges in the case against the three University of Oregon basketball players accused of rape. Protesters say they are outraged by the lack of accountability shown by the university. They say the school preaches a safe and valuable educational environment, but its … Continue reading »

District Plans for Potential Strike

MEDFORD Ore. — A regular, public school board meeting went on for about ten minutes at the school district office Wednesday morning. Afterward, an executive session was called after the board declared a state of emergency, and district officials are bracing — deal or no deal. “We’ve been staffing up, we are putting together a … Continue reading »

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