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Yesterday | OregonLive.com

Oregon Coast Range offers covered bridge tour to remember

It takes a pretty good tour of the west side of the state to see all of Oregon's covered bridges. Counting off a state list, there are 51 covered bridges in Oregon.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Bend, OR, Deschutes County, OR, Multnomah County, OR, Yachats, OR, Travel

Mon Sep 15, 2014

American Legion Magazine

Town hall meeting, veterans crisis center set for Oregon

The American Legion will conduct a town hall meeting Sept. 22 in White City, Ore., for veterans to discuss the quality of health care they are receiving from the local Department of Veterans Affairs Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics and other VA facilities.

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Related Topix: White City, OR, Life, Veteran Affairs, Medford, OR

Thu Sep 11, 2014

SFGate

S. Ore.: police justified in fatal shooting

A southern Oregon grand jury says Medford police were justified in last month's fatal shooting of an armed 52-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Jackson County District Attorney Beth Heckert said Thursday that despite previous reports that Stephen McMilon fired at least one round from his shotgun before police shot him on Aug. 24, physical evidence from the scene shows he never fired.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, US News

Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Freud v. Lewis: Intellectual heavyweights spar over life's big issues

Succeeding with a two-character, dialogue-driven play requires a subject that can rivet the audience's attention and two actors who can carry the burden of an intense and high-voltage intellectual sparring match. The Ashland Contemporary Theatre production of “Freud's Last Session,” by Mark St. Germain, certainly has the subject matter.

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Related Topix: Theater, Freud's Last Session, Arts

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Local TV Station KTVZ

Feds bust illegal outdoor pot grow near Ashland

Authorities busted an outdoor marijuana growing operation of roughly 5,000 plants in the Neil Creek drainage area, south of Ashland. The Medford Mail Tribune reports Sunday that a U.S. Forest Service employee discovered the massive growing operation while hunting in January, which sparked an investigation that included surveillance.

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Related Topix: Ashland, OR

Fri Sep 05, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Ashland makes nationwide 'Great Places' list

Ashland may be rich in arts and culture, but, in putting Ashland on its annual list of “Great Places You've Never Heard Of,” the widely-read Mother Earth News cited the town's sense of community, green initiatives and deep volunteer spirit. The magazine, which has an “earth-centered” spin and two million unique hits a year on its website, looks for sustainable communities to feature in the column, says Senior Editor K.C. Compton, who visited Ashland several times and wrote the piece.

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Related Topix: Ashland, OR, Southern Oregon University, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science

Mon Sep 01, 2014

SFGate

Early Oregon pear harvest falls below expectations

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR, Agriculture, Science

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Medford art program helps at-risk youths

About 250 works of art - some digital, some recycled, some graffiti and some unfinished - hang on the walls of the Life Track Art Gallery and Youth Center in downtown Medford, while another 120 pieces are tucked away in closets, drawers and wooden trunks just waiting to be displayed.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Depression, Entertainment

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Weather change should help clear smoke from fires Updated at

Shifting wind patterns should give Rogue Valley residents a reprieve from the eye-watering, throat-scratching smoke blowing in and out of here from wildfires to the south and east, authorities say.

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Related Topix: Weather, Klamath County, OR, Phoenix, OR, Ashland, OR

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Grand days for grandparents and 'grand-others' Updated at

Everybody grab a grandparent or grandchild and head to the Ashland Library the week of Sept.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Family, Kids, Ashland, OR, Medford, OR

Tue Aug 26, 2014

OregonLive.com

Gold Hill city councilors survive recall over approval of medical marijuana dispensary

Four city councilors in the Jackson County city of Gold Hill have survived a recall vote over approving a license for a medical marijuana dispensary.

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Related Topix: Gold Hill, OR, Marijuana

Portland Tribune

My View: We need to know when our food has been modified

As Oregon family farmers, we enthusiastically support the ballot measure to label genetically engineered foods.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Agriculture, Science, Josephine County, OR, Opinion

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Local TV Station KTVZ

Biologists plan to re-collar Ore.'s wandering wolf

Biologists plan to recapture and re-collar OR-7, Oregon's famous wandering wolf that is now a settled father of pups.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, GPS

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Bike thieves could face felony charges

Ashland police have arrested four suspected bike thieves in less than two weeks after they began setting out a $1,500 bicycle - and those suspects could face felony charges because of the bike's value.

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Related Topix: Ashland, OR, Medford, OR

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Health officials detect West Nile Virus in another Jackson County sample

The virus was found in mosquitoes collected Aug. 12 in an area just south of White City, Jackson County Health & Human Services reported.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Central Point, OR, Entomology, Science

EurekAlert!

Beaver complex and July complex wildfires in California

This natural-color satellite image was collected by MODIS aboard the Terra satellite on August 19, 2014.

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

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Revised employment figures show job growth in Jackson County

July employment figures released Monday indicate a year-over-year gain of 1,180 nonfarm jobs, thanks in part to a revision by  the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR, Eugene, OR, Bend, OR

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