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Former Meth House Demolished By New Owners

A house at the corner of Mira Mar and Shannon Drive in Medford has been demolished. Rogue Valley Manor bought the property for $180,000 last year, and it was determined the house had been contaminated by meth residue. The property's former owner said a resident who once rented there made meth in the basement. In addition to the demolition, the foundation was pressure washed.Read More »

Death Row Inmate In Court

A condemned inmate spared the death penalty is back in court Wednesday as he challenges a reprieve granted by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber.Read More »

Panhandling Concerns In Ashland

A recent Chamber of Commerce survey has found widespread concern among business owners about aggressive panhandling in a southern Oregon town that's home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.Read More »

Feds Say Lost Creek Dam Floodgates Are Safe After All

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the floodgates on a Rogue River dam are safe after all. The corps said Tuesday that close inspections the past two years show the Lost Creek dam floodgates can handle the stresses of
operating with a full reservoir under all but the most extreme conditions.Read More »

Mt. Ashland Open For One More Weekend of Skiing

Thanks to a good response to the "Spring Challenge" issued by the staff at Mt. Ashland, the ski area will remain open for one more week, this Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22. 741 visitors turned out last Saturday, and 1,085 on Sunday.

The ski area will be manned by managers and supervisors. All services will be offered, except for lessons.

Oregon Employment Steady

Oregon's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate of 8.6 percent for March represented a small drop in joblessness compared to February's rate of 8.7 percent. Payroll employment actually dropped by a statistically insignificant 300 jobs. When comparing the number to March of 2011, the rate has gone down a full percent over the last 12 months.Read More »

MS Walk This Saturday in Central Point

More than 100 walkers are expected this Saturday at Twin Creeks Park in Central Point for the annual "Walk M.S.: Central Point." The goal will be to raise $14,000 to support direct services for people with Multiple Sclerosis and their families. The money will also help fund research to find a cure.Read More »

DeFazio Opponent Only Challenger With Money

Most of Oregon's congressional races this year are shaping up as lopsided affairs, with only one of the five incumbents so far facing a well-funded challenger.
     Campaign finance reports submitted over the weekend show that
Republican Art Robinson is the only challenger to raise much money.Read More »

Grant Awarded to Help Special Needs Families in Southern Oregon

Families for Community in Southern Oregon is one of three organizations receiving grant money from the Oregon Department of Human Services. $81,809 in funding is to help families raising children with developmental disabilities.Read More »

Lost Boys Found

Authorities say three boys searching for adventure and old gold mines wandered away from their camp along the Rogue River and were lost six hours.

     The Josephine County sheriff's office says search and rescue personnel turned out Sunday to look for the boys, ages 5, 8 and 13.Read More »

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