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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

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

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