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5 hrs ago | Medford Mail Tribune

Migrant student numbers soar

Southern Oregon Education Service District officials aren't sure whether recruiters are just getting better at identifying migrant students or more migrant students are passing through the area, but either way, the number of those students has skyrocketed in recent years.

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Related Topix: Klamath County, OR, Josephine County, OR, Oregon Institute of Technology

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Weather Service calls for lightning, scattered showers on Tuesday

The National Weather Service reported a fire weather watch is in effect starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Weather

The Ashland Daily Tidings

ODOT plan for Highway 99 includes bike lanes between Phoenix, Medford

Vehicle lanes on Highway 99 from south Medford to Phoenix would be narrowed to allow for bike lanes under a draft corridor plan that the Oregon Department of Transportation will explain at a Thursday open house in Talent.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, OR, Medford, OR, Talent, OR, Ashland, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

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The forest fire at Humbug Creek in the Applegate section, reported to be under control yesterday, is still raging and is being fought by a large gang of fire fighters under the direction of the Jackson County Fire Patrol association and the forestry services.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Oregonian

Oregon 234 crash kills motorcyclist near Gold Hill, police say

No details were immediately available about the crash, which occurred near milepost nine in Jackson County.

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Related Topix: Gold Hill, OR, Vida, OR, Lane County, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Hump day! at the fair

The only thing that could keep 6-year-old Dahlia Hugo away from the carousel, roller coaster and tilt-a-whirl at the Jackson County Fair on Saturday was a ride on Bubbles the dromedary camel.

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Related Topix: Ashland, OR, Yoncalla, OR

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Medford Mail Tribune

Medford crews, others put out two fires on Thursday

A spark-throwing combine harvester caught fire and blackened about 4 acres of a dry hayfield while threatening several homes near the corner of Corona Avenue and Steelhead Run Drive, Thursday evening.

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Related Topix: Fire, Medford, OR, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Former sheriff's candidate Lt. Bob Sergi fired

A Jackson County sheriff's candidate who was under investigation by the Oregon Department of Justice for alleged illegal solicitation of campaign funds in the weeks leading up to the May primary was fired from the department this week.

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Related Topix: US News

Medford Mail Tribune

Mark Chesnutt at the Jackson County Fair

Country singer Mark Chesnutt has put the soul back in country music with 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top 10 singles, four platinum-selling records and five gold-selling records.

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Related Topix: Mark Chesnutt, Country, Central Point, OR

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Highway 99 open house planned

The Oregon Department of Transportation will hold an open house to showcase pending updates to sections of Highway 99 between Medford and Talent from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the Jackson County Fire District No.

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Related Topix: Talent, OR, Medford, OR, Phoenix, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Surprise! You've bought a 1,120-acre estate. Now what?

Ashland hotelier Doug Neuman got himself in a bit of trouble when he impulsively purchased the 1,120-acre Circle of Teran Ranch just outside Ashland for $1.525 million.

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Related Topix: Ashland, OR, Medford, OR, Home Listing, Home

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Examiner.com

Science and politics collide in the wake of Hawaii ban on GMO crops

IO9 has a Wednesday story about a blanket ban on GMO crops that has been imposed on the big island of Hawaii .

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Entomology, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Medford Mail Tribune

Triple-digit temps stay in forecast

Tuesday's soaring temperatures triggered a heat advisory for Jackson and Josephine counties that is expected to remain in effect until 10 tonight.

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Related Topix: Josephine County, OR, Medford, OR, Grants Pass, OR, Weather

Medford Mail Tribune

'Rap It Up' arrestee receives 10 years in prison

A Klamath Falls man who police believe was a part a large criminal enterprise with ties to Jackson County was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison on firearm and drug charges.

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Related Topix: Klamath Falls, OR, Drugs, Federal Prisons, Prison, Medford, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Wynnona and the Big Noise plays Tuesday, July 15, at the Jackson County Fair

Five-time Grammy Award-winning country music singer Wynonna Judd and her band will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, in the Lithia Amphitheatre at the Jackson County Fair in Central Point.

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Related Topix: Wynonna Judd, Country, Central Point, OR, Wynonna

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Medford Mail Tribune

Medford official stresses need for welcome center

Medford City Manager Eric Swanson on Monday asked the business community to push for the development of a welcome center and rest area planned near Interstate 5 south of Ashland.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR, Ashland, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

County fair prepares for scorching heat

With the Jackson County Fair opening on what's predicted to be the hottest day of the year, fairgoers are advised to take a few extra precautions.

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Related Topix: Fire, Central Point, OR

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Missing White City man's credit card was last used in Ashland

Police are searching for a diabetic White City man who disappeared Friday without his medications after a trip to an auto parts store, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Ashland, OR, White City, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Library board taps Bartholomew for contract with county

A newly formed library board has selected Medford lawyer Mark Bartholomew to represent it and help negotiate a more-than-$8 million contract with Jackson County.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Medford, OR, Grants Pass, OR

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Medford Mail Tribune

Search and rescue workers attempt to track down missing Shady Cove man

Sheriff's deputies and search and rescue workers are looking for a missing Shady Cove man who wandered away from his family's campsite on July 11, but was spotted near Trail early this morning.

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Related Topix: Shady Cove, OR, Trail, OR, Grants Pass, OR

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