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this morning" you are taking a live look ts pass thanks for joining us this morning i'm leah thompson. stormwatch 12's meteorologist jeff donovan is in the weather center tracking todays weather. we will check in with him in just a second. [a14]portland school-dip n turn i can see him coming into the room with just a gun in his hand. it was terrifying! it was truly terrifying! they are thoughts no student should ever have -- none of us knew if we were going to come out alive a sense of uncertainty -- anxiety -- as another student -- armed with a trying to prove a point of some we just continues hiding behind the clothes a sweep of the campus turned up no additional suspects -- students were then put on bu the chaos -- many students had to run from class -- leaving portland public schools has also reached out -- offering resources and counseling to those who might want it... we will keep you updated on this developing story. you today: saturday will start off dry with rain returning to our region by mid- morning and early afternoon. we will experience gusty with rain totals pushing 1" upper 50s to mid 60s west of the south and for the shasta issued for elevations over expect 3-7" of snowfall. , but wet snow or rain and medford police need your help finding two suspects are looking at a picture of the car that was stolen. police believe it is a 20-16 or 20-17 ford f-150. they say the car was sold to a woman at a local motel. the suspects are described as two black adults... one with a thin build ... and the other a medium build. police also say they were seen driving the same car the next day. the truck was stolen along with other valuables... like a handgun which was used in an attempted murder case the next day. the suspect in that case was arrested... but police believe he is not involved with the original theft. ows pacific power to shut down power supply to specific areas to prevent fires. pacific power says shutting off power will be used as a line of last defense in the interest of public safety. pacific power plans to prepare the communities deemed as high risk zones... for scenarios when a shutoff would be required. the map you see on your screen now, shows those high risk zones in red. linda sanchez, northern california resident for 30 years "i feel it's just something we'll have to deal with and get used to if they feel it's going to keep us safer against wildfires, that's something we have to deal with." community workshops, customer outreach and education on the shutoffs will all be offered in these areas that might be impacted by the shutoffs. businesses are concerned that the shut offs could cost them thousand of dollars in lost revenue and damages supplies. continuing our coverage--- the medford city to deny the ap a project newswatch 12 has been following for weeks. people opposed to the project packed a commission meeting and more than 1-thousand people signed a petition against it.. this development would be in a vacant lot on the corner of east mcandrews and springbrook road. the decision won't be finalized until the next meeting on june 7th, but the developer can decide to appeal. stay with newswatch 12 for updates. the medford school district the tells newswatch 12 it wants to use this coming school year productively. it plans on working with teachers and staff to research what changes should be made. it plans on doing site visits and working on engagement with families in the program. "it was two months of almost a fulltime job trying to keep parents organized and get meetings, and who can contact who, that kind of stuff, so once we caught word that it was postponed, you know we took a small sigh of relief, but we know that there's so much more to go." parents say they've asked for meetings and were told they would get letters that took several weeks to come. the district tells newswatch 12 it realizes there was poor communication and it apologizes to parents for that. developers are breaking groundof small homes that allow more people to live in a smaller space. they are usually considered more affordable housing options. some have already been built in ashland. the developer is working on more right now. he says they fill a gap in oregon housing. [a27]cottage housing update-sotvo mark knox, co-owner of kda homes. not everybody can afford the 2,000 sq. ft. house and so it is an opportunity to provide what they call missing middle housing, for the rogue valley. 9:26 sec. ashland approved an ordinance for cottage housing back in 2017. now medford is considering doing the same. the medford planning commission is considering making changes to land development codes that would allow developers to build cottage housing. ears a key hurdle for trump's replacement for the north american free trade agreement. canada and mexico would not ratify the new agreement until the metal tariffs were removed. canadian prime minister spoke with trump on friday -- their third call in about a week. trump imposed the tariffs more than a year ago -- in response to what the u-s called a flood of excess chinese commodities onto global markets. [a29]tease one-up on vo made in months to plan in southern oregon. today is the grand opening of a new and different type of store in the rogue valley. why the store says you can manufacture virtually anything there. "here's a live look at ashland from the oregon shakespeare festival. watching out for you, this is newswatch 12 this morning." announcer says "watching out for you, this is newswatch hs. it's starting today at noon. east pine street will be shut down...between 1st and 4th streets. you'll be able to find 70 vendors....all with local products...from wowowowowodworking... glassblowing... leather-making and more. . we attended art in bloom we attended all these other things and thought what can we do to bring people to such a point to showcase all the great things that are happening here in southern oregon nikki adds this is a great way for people to see improvements that've done to east pine street. crater-works maker-space is also having its grand opening today in central point. craterworks supplies, tools, equipment and technology to design, prototype and manufacture virtually anything. it will be open to the public to use. the open house goes from 10:00 to 2:00 today. it's on front street in central point. you can get a tour and see demonstrations. we are looking at a fairly soggy day coming up today. how that could impact your saturday. coming up [b7]tease two-wxcam "here's a live look