United Way Day of Caring

United Way Day of Caring

Posted: May 18, 2019 12:08 PM
Updated: May 18, 2019 12:08 PM

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newswatch 12 this morning" you are taking a live look out at medford.. stormwatch 12's meterologist jeff donovan told us yesterday that clouds and some rain is possible today. thanks for joining us this morning i'm leah thompson. now stormwatch 12's meterologist jeff donovan is in the weather center right off dry with rain returning to our region by mid- morning and early afternoon. we will experience gusty winds on saturday, as well, with a slight chance of thunderstorms along the coast. heaviest rain totals for saturday into sunday will be along the coast, coastal mountains and for parts of northern california with rain totals pushing 1" or more. high temperatures this afternoon will remain cool around the region with highs topping out in the upper 50s to mid 60s west of the cascades with temperatures topping out in the low to upper 50s east of the cascades. a wind advisory has been issued for the rogue valley from 11 am to 5 pm saturday, with gusts up to 35 mph possible out of the south and for the shasta valley from 11 am to 8 pm saturday, with gusts up to 45 mph possible. a winter weather advisory has been issued for elevations over 5,000' from 11 am saturday until 2 am sunday. elevations over lake, the everett memorial highway, bunny flat, and medicine lake. use caution below 5,000' , but wet snow or rain and snow showers cannot be ruled out over the devastating 20-18 camp fire spread family lost their ramada lane, but for the family, they say moving back to paradise was never a question." shovel... nats by shovel... nat the buzzards did not give up hope after the camp fire destroyed their home. jason buzzard: "there was never a question we were going to come back, um, it's just what has to happen, what needs to happen?" the had only been living in the home for two years. jason buzzard: "that's grace playing out in the front." when we first caught up with the buzzards a few months ago, we looked back at old photos, including this one their neighbor shot of their house the day the fire erupted. jason buzzard: "we left at 8:30in the morning, he stayed. that's the fire behind our house. the very first rebuild permit in paradise. two months later... nats "when i saw we were breaking ground, i teared up a bit, it's just exciting, we're moving along." "so this area was the master bedroom, it'll be nice to be, once the house is built to be sleeping back in our own house in this area. over here we had our office, this is where my wife worked out of, my daughter did all her homework." nats john hornback of ridge construction is the buzzard's contractor. john hornback: "people want to move back and we want them to move back that's part of the rebuild you know feeling of paradise." he has about a dozen other housing projects in the works. john hornback: "they're just gonna keep coming at us, probably more than what we can probably handle, more than anybody is gonna be able to handle here. limited resources, a lot of people we worked with have left town." laura eng: "as of april 30th, the town of paradise has received about 60 applications to rebuild. so far, the town has given out about 12 rebuild permits." we took a drive with jason buzzard around his decimated neighborhood. jason buzzard: "due to how many homes were destroyed there are going to be pockets of paradise that aren't going to progress probably as fast as some people want or as fast as some people think it should. but it's all gonna get cleaned up eventually. so, i'm not worried about it, itll get done when it gets done." nats and he says paradise is making great strides. jason buzzard: "this is a house that's really taken off. i think their foundation was okay so they were able to put up their walls very fast. and that's exactly what we want to see throughout town is houses like that." seeing rubble turn into a standing home is an attitude- adjuster, he says. jason buzzard: "when you see rubble like this on the side of the road i think it can kind of depress people still, but seeing a house almost built is a huge positive step in the right direction." laura eng/ reporting: "six months after losing their home in the campfire, the buzzard family will continue to rebuild, and just a little over six months into the future, the buzzard family hopes that they can call this home sweet home home again. reporting in paradise, laura eng. a bill aimed to prevent teen suicide passed the oregon house on friday. "adi's act"if is thinking about suicide- please reach out for help. you're seeing the number for the national suicide prevention lifeline on your screen right now. there's also people available to chat online. [e12]rv citizen aleit would require rafg guides and outfitters to make helmets available for their customer's to use.. this would impact guides that run on class 3 whitewater or higher. the owner of indigo creek outfitters, a local rafting company says they already offer helmets to any customer who wants one ...regardless of the rapid classification. "most of the time where we've seen this, and it happens super rarely, where you see someone bonk their head on something has actually been in a paddleboat caused by someone else who's paddling in the raft with them." the bill was created after a woman died rafting on the deschutes river in 2015. volpert says safety is a priority for all his guests. "i will sign the bill as it is presented to me." missouri governor mike parson - vowing to sign an 8 week abortion bill into law. but he didnt give a clear answer as to why he supports it with no exception for rape or incest. "we are going to sign the bill as is. because its apiece of legislation that lawmakers voted on, i believe in the pro- life side of the issues and i am going to sign it." earlier in the day - emotions filled the house floor. "i am a woman, it is my body, it is my choice." "we are a pro-life state and we are here to prove it." nat protesters multiple times interrupted the debate. eventually being removed from the house chamber. we talked to some of them who drove hours to attend. "i think it is trash, i think it takes away bodily autonomy." clay county republican doug richey said he voted for this because it will save lives. in 2017 - state records show 3,700 women got an abortion at 9 weeks. this bill would make it illegal at 8. "my vote was looking at the fact that i believe this bill, by itself, if nothing ever happens with roe v wade, saves lives." meanwhile democrats say - this will force women to bring children into a system they say - that doesnt support them. "we dont have any resources in missouri but we are supposed to be pro life. i think this bill is just another to test roe v wade. i am ok with that, just be honest about what you are for. dont tell me you are for pro life and you are not." the 24th horse has died at santa anita. while training. the injury was so severe, the park euthanized the 3-year-old horse. the track closed for three weeks in march after the deaths of the first 22 horses. various reforms involving race- day medication and safety were instituted on march 15th. two days after racing resumed, an additional one died. a total of two dozen horses have died since december 26th. we have a heaa new study says eh the sugar in fruit juice occurs naturally -- it's just as bad for you as sweetened drinks. it fact-- it's so unhealthy that drinking too much is linked boosting the chance you'll die early by as much as 42 percent. scientists made the correlation by reviewing existing stroke data for more than 13-thousand adults. they discovered people who get ten percent -- or more -- of their daily calories from any sugary beverage increased their risk of premature death by 14 percent. excessive sugar intake also leads to obesity and diabetes. in a couple of minutes .. we will tell you about the newest event that took 5 months to plan in southern oregon. newswatch 12's take a hike is back for another week... today at taylor creek trail. coming up, we'll show you how one of merlin's favorites is on the road to recovery, a year after the taylor creek fire. "here's a live look at the oregon coast from the port of brookings harbor. watching out for you, this is newswatch 12 this morning." announcer says "watching out for you, this is newswatch 12 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 vend....all with local products...from woodworking... 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 been done to east pine street.
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