Doctors Warn of Measles Outbreak

MEDFORD, Ore. – Public health officials are urging people to get immunized after an outbreak of the measles. The disease, which had been eradicated roughly a decade ago, has appeared six times in Oregon this year – one more case than all of last year. Dr. Jim Shames, Medical Director of Jackson County Health and … Continue reading »

Bus Route to Link Grants Pass & Medford

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Some Grants Pass residents depend on the bus routes to get to and from work or school. Now there’s a possibility a route could expand down I-5 into Medford. Right now bus routes make stops throughout Grants Pass, Cave Junction and Merlin, but soon Medford will be added to that list. … Continue reading »

Timber Payments Continue to Dwindle

MEDFORD, Ore. – Another year, another round of timber payments. For years the pie has been getting bigger, but Southern Oregon’s slice has been getting smaller. “Right now we have… maybe 700 counties that are now included in the pot for what used to be the 18 original O&C counties,” said Southern Oregon Timber Industry … Continue reading »

Kyron’s Mom Speaks on Child Abduction

MEDFORD, Ore. — Kyron Horman’s mom says she is supporting local law enforcement as they create a child abduction task force. That team will bring together local and state agencies to better respond to emergencies involving a missing child. Desiree Young spoke Monday at the first meeting of the local Child Abduction Response Team, or … Continue reading »

Two Die in Two-Vehicle Crash

FOREST GROVE, Ore. — Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into a two-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of two people Monday. OSP says around 9:25 a.m. they responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 47 near NW Verboort Road. Investigators say a 2002 Hyundai four-door passenger car … Continue reading »

OSP Cites Boat Captain

BROOKINGS, Ore. – Oregon State Police cited a commercial crab boat captain for water pollution in the first degree following an investigation, last week. OSP says the boat captain dumped an estimated 5,000 pounds of rotten, skinned mink carcasses into the water at the Port of Brookings. Troopers say during the night of April 1, … Continue reading »

GMO Ballot Measure Draws Big Money

MEDFORD, Ore. – One house at a time, nearly 50 volunteers charged through Jackson County neighborhoods Saturday morning trying to spread the word. “We’re looking for assistance on the phone, we’re looking for assistance on the streets, we’re looking for stuff in envelopes, fliers, whatever it is,” said volunteer Mariska Pactwa. The canvassing is part … Continue reading »

Vaccines Could Help Stem Heroin Rise

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Heroin and opiate abuse is on the rise in Oregon. But local experts say new vaccines being tested by the FDA could someday help stop the drug epidemic. According to the Oregon Health Authority, 10.4 percent of people receiving treatment for substance abuse in 2011 were heroin users. In 2013, it … Continue reading »

Jackson County Officer Added to Memorial

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.– Two of Oregon’s fallen officers are being added to a special memorial in Salem. The memorial honors more than 178 Oregon law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty since the 1880s. Reserve Officer Robert Libke of Oregon City and Deputy Charles Basye from the Jackson County Sherriff’s Office were … Continue reading »

Oregon Officials Reevaluate Pot Edibles

ASHLAND, Ore. — Oregon officials have taken a step back in their proposal to ban marijuana infused edibles after receiving backlash from the public. In the original proposal, marijuana edibles like cookies, cake, candy, and gum could not have been sold to patients at all. This created problems for medical marijuana cardholders who could not … Continue reading »

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