Lawmakers Work on Wildfire Funding

MEDFORD, Ore. — The hundreds of thousands of acres burning in Oregon and Washington has prompted lawmakers to take action. Senator Ron Wyden is working with Idaho Senator Mike Carpo to secure more than $600 million of funding from the supplemental funding to this year’s fire season. Senator Wyden is also pushing to allow the … Continue reading »

Poverty Rates Spike in Jackson County

MEDFORD, Ore. – Under-stocked refrigerators and bare pantry shelves await families at the Maslow Project, one of Medford’s biggest homeless support agencies. Their limited resources are being stretched thinner and thinner by growing demand. The agency serves only families that meet federal guidelines for homelessness. In the past year, the number of families that qualify … Continue reading »

Hearing Held for Accused Killer

SALEM, Ore. — The widow of fallen Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen met face to face with her husband’s accused killer for the first time Wednesday. Chris’ widow, Kristie Kilcullen, attended a hearing in Salem for Cheryl Kidd, hoping to make the case to keep Kidd in the Oregon State Hospital. Wednesday’s initial hearing was … Continue reading »

Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking Minors

LINN COUNTY, Ore. — A Linn County man convicted of sex trafficking minors across western Oregon has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Police say 21-year-old Steven Michael Kidd trafficked a minor female for nearly a year, starting in late 2011. They say he took the young woman to Eugene, Medford, Albany, Corvallis, Harrisburg, … Continue reading »

Neighborhood Watch Groups Go Online

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Cave Junction may have a small presence of law enforcement, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t eyes and ears watching and listening. “You might out run the police, but you’re not going to out run Facebook,” said Cave Junction resident Tim Duffy. A Facebook page with nearly 4,000 followers is updated … Continue reading »

Murder Suspect Arrested in Cave Junction

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Oregon State Police arrested Daniel Joseph Martinson, 44, who was wanted on a felony warrant for Murder related to a November 2013 homicide in Cave Junction. On Wednesday, at about 9:15 a.m., a citizen called 911 to report seeing Martinson in Cave Junction. OSP detectives were in the area and took … Continue reading »

Neighbors Protest Sprint Jet Boat Races

LEBANON, Ore. — Sprint jet boat races are coming to Lebanon this weekend – something that organizers say will boost the area’s economy. But neighbors are fighting to cancel the event – worried about the amount of water the site is using. The United States Sprint Boat Association is hosting the event on July 26, … Continue reading »

Richardson Gets Independent Party Nod

SALEM, Ore. – The Independent Party of Oregon is announcing its support for Dennis Richardson in this November’s gubernatorial race. Richardson, a Central Point representative, recently won out among registered independents in a survey conducted by the party — 677 votes compared to John Kitzhaber’s 413. That means Richardson can list the independent party endorsement … Continue reading »

Riding Beyond Helps Cancer Survivors

ASHLAND, Ore. — An equine therapy program is helping people ride beyond cancer.  Riding Beyond uses a horse to help cancer survivors or people in recovery to reconnect with the world. It’s common during the recovery period for people to not want to be touched or be around others, but trainers for Riding Beyond said … Continue reading »

Heat Impacts Fruits and Vegetables

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The hot weather mixed with severe drought conditions is impacting fruits and vegetables in the Rogue Valley. With the hot sun beating down on crops across southern Oregon, one might think the crops would be dried up, but farmers said with the proper irrigation, some of their crops are even being … Continue reading »

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