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7 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Michael Taube: Freedom to flash

Most Americans treasure their constitutional right to free speech. Very few would have ever thought this important personal freedom would have been tested on the open road, however.

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11 hrs ago | The Oregonian

Washington pair arrested in southern Oregon after traffic stop reveals 45 pounds of marijuana

Coty Hammond and Ryan Longley were arrested by OSP and accused of having about 45 pounds of marijuana in their car.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medford, OR

17 hrs ago | Medford Mail Tribune

'It's a godsend'

On Sept. 11, 2001, Darleen Anderson was trapped for 40 minutes under rubble and dust in her apartment after the World Trade Center collapsed across the street.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR

22 hrs ago | Medford Mail Tribune

County budget includes library funding

The Jackson County Budget Committee on Thursday approved a $306.3 million county budget that includes one year of funding for the county library system and significantly expands mental health services.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

OregonLive.com

Oregon State Police investigate deputya s car sideswiping fleeing suspect

At the request of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office , Oregon State Police detectives are investigating an incident in which a deputy sideswiped an armed man attempting to flee authorities, OSP said.

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Related Topix: White City, OR

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Sheriff's candidate reveals charges in criminal investigation against him

A Jackson County sheriff's candidate who is the subject of a criminal investigation by the Oregon Department of Justice said he's being accused of using a sheriff's department employee roster to solicit campaign funds.

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Related Topix: Central Point, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Fraud case funds evidence locker

I see the city of Medford is building a new half-million-dollar evidence locker using money recovered from fraud cases.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR, White City, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Former Marine found guilty of wife's murder

Ex-Marine Bourne Paraday Huddleston was found guilty Wednesday of murdering his wife and on charges related to a contract-killing scheme he plotted against her and another man, a Jackson County Circuit Court jury decided.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Willamette Week

Put a Label On It

There's much to talk about in Ashland-a southern Oregon winter so dry that, for the first time in 50 years, the local ski mountain failed to open, or the fare at this year's Oregon Shakespeare Festival .

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Related Topix: Oregon, Ashland, OR, Southern Oregon University, Multnomah County, OR, Western Washington University

Willamette Week

Cloudy Days

Editor's note: Columnist Wm. Willard Greene is on a spirit quest in the Rockies.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Marijuana, Medford, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Emergency Services

Jacob Allen Golden, 20, no known address. Medford Police Monday arrested Golden on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule I controlled substance, third-degree theft and first- and second-degree criminal mischief.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medford, OR

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Medford Mail Tribune

Get Up & Go: April 15, 2014

DID YOU FILE YOUR TAXES? If not, you've got until the end of the day when the post office closes.

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Related Topix: The Orchestra, Big-Band, Medford, OR, Libraries

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Post office delivers card from before World War II

The postcard's message is brief, written along its edge in fading pencil: "Arrived in Portland at 8 o'clock.

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Related Topix: Butte Falls, OR, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy

OregonLive.com

use headlights to communicate with other drivers

Headlight flashing to warn others of law enforcement in the area isn't against the law, an Oregon judge has ruled.

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Related Topix: Clackamas County, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Man turns himself in on sex-abuse charge

A registered sex offender has been arrested on suspicion of seeking sexual gratification by bumping against women at grocery and department stores.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR, Shady Cove, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Defendant Huddleston will testify in murder trial

Bourne Huddleston said Monday that he plans to testify today in his trial on charges that he killed his wife in 2012 after trying to hire two others to kill her and then initiated another murder-for-hire scheme to kill a witness against him.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR, Eagle Point, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Secretary of state addresses local chamber forum

When hackers infiltrated the state's website tracking everything from business names to voter registration in February, the political heat intensified to the point Secretary of State Kate Brown dodged lawmakers.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Medford Mail Tribune

United Way seeks college T-shirt donations as part of Big Idea drive

United Way is asking for donations of college T-shirts from throughout the U.S. and beyond as part of its Big Idea, an initiative to ensure that all 1,200 sixth-graders in Jackson County graduate from high school on time in 2020.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR

The Lebanon Daily News

Judge says flashing headlights is free speech

Hauling a truckload of logs to a Southern Oregon mill last fall, Chris Hill noticed a sheriff's deputy behind him and flashed his lights to warn a UPS driver coming the other way.

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Related Topix: Klamath Falls, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Jackson County library supporters cautiously optimistic about vote

The six-month shuttering of Jackson County's 15 branches in 2007 because of cuts in federal funding is still fresh in her mind.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Medford, OR

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