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2 hrs ago | The Ashland Daily Tidings

Dine to benefit Friends of the Animal Shelter

Cucina Biazzi donates all proceeds from its 8 p.m. dinner seating Thursday, July 31, to Friends of the Animal Shelter.

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Related Topix: Ashland, OR

6 hrs ago | KVAL-TV Eugene

Search continues for Shady Cove man last seen July 10

The search for a man last seen July 10 continues in Jackson County. The sheriff's office released new images of 57-year-old Dwain Hodge captured on a surveillance camera the day before he disappeared.

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Related Topix: Shady Cove, OR

6 hrs ago | KPIC

Search continues for Shady Cove man last seen July 10

The search for a man last seen July 10 continues in Jackson County. The sheriff's office released new images of 57-year-old Dwain Hodge captured on a surveillance camera the day before he disappeared.

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Related Topix: Shady Cove, OR

13 hrs ago | Medford Mail Tribune

Emergency Services

Haley Renee Keller, 23, of the 500 block of Western Avenue, Medford. Medford police Sunday arrested Keller on charges of possession of heroin and methamphetamine, as well as failing to appear on seven drug and theft charges.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR, Drugs

17 hrs ago | Medford Mail Tribune

Crews battle 100-acre Illinois Valley blaze

Oregon State Forestry crews late Monday were swarming a 100-acre fire that erupted in the Illinois Valley, the latest in a series of fires that ignited over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Fire, Josephine County, OR, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Gold Hill, OR

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Man in jail following alleged machete attack

A homeless man was wounded and another faces a felony assault charge for allegedly attacking a group of homeless men Sunday over living arrangements on a hill outside of Ashland, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Ashland, OR

Sun Jul 27, 2014

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

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

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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