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3 hrs ago | Medford Mail Tribune

Library board taps Bartholomew for contract with county

A newly formed library board has selected Medford lawyer Mark Bartholomew to represent it and help negotiate a more-than-$8 million contract with Jackson County.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Medford, OR, Grants Pass, OR

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Medford Mail Tribune

Search and rescue workers attempt to track down missing Shady Cove man

Sheriff's deputies and search and rescue workers are looking for a missing Shady Cove man who wandered away from his family's campsite on July 11, but was spotted near Trail early this morning.

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Related Topix: Shady Cove, OR, Trail, OR, Grants Pass, OR

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Medford Mail Tribune

Fire weather watch to be in effect Sunday

A fire weather watch will be in effect from late Sunday morning until around sunset for the Southern Oregon Cascades and Klamath and Umpqua basins because of anticipated thunderstorms, parched terrain and wind.

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Related Topix: Umpqua, OR, Weather, Rogue River, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Medford is just as patriotic as the next town on the Fourth

Here's one for you knuckleheads down at the Since You Asked underground bunker: Why is it that the city of Medford has never hosted Fourth of July celebrations - such as a parade, fireworks display, picnics in the park with live patriotic music, pie-eating contests, food vendors, etc.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR, Central Point, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Marijuana dispensary recall in Gold Hill progresses

Citizens who want to recall two-thirds of the city council for voting to allow medical marijuana dispensaries submitted more than the required number of signatures to call for a special election in August.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Gold Hill, OR

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Medford Mail Tribune

It's Fair Time

New activities, more music, an expanded carnival midway and food are just some of the highlights that mark this year's Jackson County Fair.

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Related Topix: Central Point, OR, Medford, OR, Talent, OR

Willamette Week

Organic Consumers Fund Gives Another $100,000 to GMO Measure

A group called the Organic Consumers Fund has made a second $100,000 contribution to Oregon GMO Right to Know, the political action committee behind a proposed November ballot measure seeking to label genetically modified organisms.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Medford Mail Tribune

Average selling price of existing homes jumps 8.1% countywide

The median sales price for existing houses in Jackson County rose 8.1 percent during the first half of 2014, compared with the same period in 2013.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Medford, OR, Jacksonville, OR, Phoenix, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Fire ignites near Bear Creek

A grass fire Thursday charred about 4 acres along Bear Creek behind Crater Lake Ford while sending black and gray smoke billowing into the nearly 100-degree heat.

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

Thu Jul 10, 2014

HeraldNet

Most charges in Medford medical pot case dismissed

Most charges against the owners of a Medford medical marijuana dispensary have been dismissed as part of a plea deal to wrap up a case that began with a high-profile raid in May 2013.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

Medford Mail Tribune

Animals were kept cool during holiday parade

The article in the Tribune featuring the Ashland Fourth of July parade was very nicely done.

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Medford Mail Tribune

The Greenway: Closing the gap

While cyclists have been test-driving the newest section of the Bear Creek Greenway for a few weeks, county and state officials gathered Wednesday to dedicate a 1.4-mile stretch near the fairgrounds that filled the final gap of a 20-mile span between Ashland and Central Point.

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Related Topix: Ashland, OR, Central Point, OR, Grants Pass, OR, Rogue River, OR

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Judge tosses most of case against Medford marijuana activists

Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Lorenzo Mejia today dismissed most of a racketeering and money laundering case against a Medford couple related to a highly publicized raid on their medical marijuana dispensary in May 2013.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Medford, OR

National Public Radio

Probe Begun At Girl's Death Leads To 26 Arrests

A total of 26 people have been arrested on weapons, drug and other charges after an investigation that began with the accidental killing of a 5-year-old girl by a Grants Pass man using a military-style rifle as a crutch to get up from a couch, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Grants Pass, OR, Shady Cove, OR

K103

Drug, gun and prostitution bust in Southern Oregon

A multi-agency investigation, dubbed Operation Rap It Up, is wrapping up its investigation involving more than 40 people, 31 of which have been indicted on state and federal drug and firearms charges.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Medford Mail Tribune

Police seek knifepoint-robbery suspect

Sheriff's deputies are trying to track down a homeless man who allegedly robbed another man at knifepoint Monday on the Bear Creek Greenway near Central Point.

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Related Topix: Central Point, OR, Medford, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Residents use social media to fight crime

Residents of this cash-strapped town have looked to social media websites to fill the gaps left by limited police protection.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Neighborhood Watch, Gold Hill, OR

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Forestlands see increased restrictions in wake of recent heat

Recent scorching temperatures and the increased abundance of dry fuels have prompted the Oregon Department of Forestry to increase restrictions for logging sites and other commercial operations in Jackson and Josephine counties.

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Related Topix: Josephine County, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

It's fair time in Southern Oregon

Wynonna Judd and the Big Noise, Mark Chesnutt and The Guess Who headline the 2014 Jackson County Fair, and about 30 regional musicians and bands will perform throughout the fair on two other stages.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Guess Who, Central Point, OR

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Heat advisory for Southern Oregon through tonight

Triple-digit temperatures and possible thunderstorms are expected in Jackson County today, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory and red flag warning because of possible wildfires.

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Related Topix: Weather, Ashland, OR

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