Nut-Free Schools in Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — Research shows that food allergies are becoming increasingly common in children. It’s almost a hundred times more common to be diagnosed with a food allergy now than it was 50 years ago, which means menus are changing for some kids and for their parents packing sack lunches. A local allergist said the reason behind … Continue reading »

OLCC Looks at Marijuana Taxes

MEDFORD, Ore. – Measure 91 is a controversial topic on the November ballot, one which could cost the state, and bring in money. If recreational pot is legalized, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) will be in charge or taxing it. In Colorado, the recreational marijuana taxing process has not been nearly as successful as state … Continue reading »

13 Hurt in Explosion at Reno Museum

RENO, Nev. — Police say 13 people, including at least nine children, were hurt in a mishap at The Discovery Museum in downtown Reno, Nevada. Emergency crews say they were hurt in the malfunction of an exhibit. It was a smoke tornado machine used as part of a science experiment, producing a “flash” effect. The … Continue reading »

Schools Train Kids About 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 »

Movement For Nut-Free Schools

MEDFORD, Ore. — As parents send their kids back to school, some are asking for changes in the lunchroom. Doctors say there’s been a rise in people diagnosed with food allergies and for some parents of kids with allergies, it’s a daily concern. One Medford mom has two young kids with severe food allergies. She says … Continue reading »

Memorial Held for Governor Atiyeh

SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber ordered all flags at public institutions statewide to be lowered and flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday in honor of Victor Atiyeh, who served as Oregon governor from 1979 to 1987. A memorial for the former governor just took place Wednesday morning, in Salem at the capitol. A … Continue reading »

OHSU Massive Donor Revealed

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Columbia Sportswear founder revealed her soft side. Gert Boyle confirmed she was the anonymous donor who gave $100 million to the Oregon Health and Science University for cancer research. Boyle says she slipped the OHSU leader a note in June about the donation. “Then he called Phil, and I talked to … Continue reading »

Making of a Disney Classic

EUGENE, Ore. — After the success of the Frozen movie and soundtrack, ABC will take a closer look inside the making of the movie. ABC’s The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic airs on KEZI 9 News at 8 p.m. Tuesday. You’ll go behind the scenes and learn about the more than 600 … Continue reading »

Man Cited for Illegally Catching Fish

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife troopers cited an Astoria man on several commercial fish-related charges after seizing illegally caught fish. OSP seized 748 pounds of illegally caught Chinook salmon and a 1,200 foot gillnet used to catch the fish. Around 10:30 p.m. Friday, the troopers checked a boat belonging to Duffy … Continue reading »

Klamath County Deputy Recovering

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Sheriff’s deputy who was shot in the face, and side last week has had reconstructive surgery on his face. Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah headed up to Portland to check on his deputy, Jason Weber, 40, this weekend. Weber was shot twice during a routine traffic stop in … Continue reading »

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