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19 hrs ago | Medford Mail Tribune

Pilot Rock trail gets overhaul

Alex Relph eyes a pile of basalt chunks that have sloughed off Pilot Rock over the centuries, creating a cache she'll use in the first planned route to this iconic feature of the Siskiyou Mountains.

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Related Topix: Ashland, OR, US Military, US Navy, Trail, OR

Yesterday | Medford Mail Tribune

State can split up its lottery pot four ways

So it looks like the county may not allocate to the Jackson County libraries the $800,000 in lottery funds that they would have had prior to approval by voters of the new tax.

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Related Topix: Lottery

Yesterday | Medford Mail Tribune

Restaurant Inspections

Jackson County health inspectors in June evaluated 71 restaurants, all of which passed their semiannual inspections.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Medford Mail Tribune

Medford appointee will work on aiding developers

Major developers who get tripped up by the bureaucracy at Medford City Hall will find a new friend in high places.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Medford arson suspect caught

Police arrested a homeless woman Thursday on charges she set as many as four fires around Medford over a 12-hour period.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR, Fire

Medford Mail Tribune

Medford man found guilty of assault, gets engaged

A Medford man accused of violently attacking his on-again, off-again girlfriend and locking her in his garage was found guilty of assault and kidnapping by a Jackson County jury Friday, the day he also got engaged to another woman.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Sunherald.com

Increase in gonorrhea alarms health officials

Ruth Helsley, sexually transmitted disease program manager for the Oregon Health Authority, tells the Grants Pass Daily Courier the reason is unclear.

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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Local TV Station KTVZ

Body found in White City field

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a field in White City.

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Related Topix: White City, OR

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Trail camera gets new photos of OR-7's wolf pups

New photos of wolf OR-7's pups show that he and his mate have at least three offspring roaming the woods of eastern Jackson County - and maybe more.

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Related Topix: Trail, OR

Wed Jul 23, 2014

FireHouse.com

About 1,200 Lightning Strikes Keep Ore. Crews Hustling

July 23--About 1,200 lightning strikes touched down Tuesday afternoon and evening across Jackson County, starting several wildfires thoughout the region.

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Related Topix: Gold Hill, OR, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather

Beaverton Valley Times

GMO labeling measure qualifies for ballot

The state Elections Division determined today that an initiative measure has qualified for the Nov. 4 statewide ballot.

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Related Topix: Josephine County, OR

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Wildfire start count jumps to almost 30

Tuesday's fierce lightning storm that shot out hundreds of air-to-ground strikes by the evening hours started 29 wildfires in Jackson and Josephine counties.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Tornado, Hurricane, Josephine County, OR, Ashland, OR

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Hundreds of lightning strikes, hail reported in Jackson County

About 300 lightning strikes have touched down in Jackson County in the last four hours, according to a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Medford.

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Related Topix: Weather, Medford, OR, Fire, Tornado, Natural Disasters

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Jackson County jobless rate dips as workforce shrinks

The latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Jackson County had 2,808 fewer people in the labor force during June than a year earlier.

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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

Mail Tribune 100

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

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