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Yesterday | Portland Tribune

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: Jackson County, OR

Wednesday | KGW-TV Portland

Killing suspect arrested in southern Oregon

Oregon State Police detectives have arrested the suspect who eluded them last week in connection with a Josephine County killing.

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Related Topix: Cave Junction, OR

Wednesday | 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, Jackson County, OR, Ashland, OR

Wednesday | Medford Mail Tribune

County's jobless rate for June falls to 8.5%

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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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Politico

DeFazio predicts win for GMO labeling in Oregon - Lawmakers push for prairie chicken report

AS GOES JOSEPHINE COUNTY?: Rep. Peter DeFazio is reading the tea leaves, so to speak, following the passage of bans on the cultivation of GMO crops in two Oregon counties this spring, arguing the success of those measures bodes well for a statewide GMO labeling effort.

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Related Topix: Peter DeFazio, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Agriculture, Science, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, 2012 Presidential Election

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: Jackson County, OR, Klamath County, OR, Oregon Institute of Technology

Sun Jul 20, 2014

OregonLive.com

Grants Pass high-speed chase between 2 parents leads to mother's arrest, police say

A high-speed chase involving two parents led to the arrest of a Washington woman who tried to ram her husband off the road during the ordeal in Grants Pass Saturday, according to police.

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Related Topix: Grants Pass, OR

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Daily Kos

Right-to-Pollute

Right-to-Farm laws have apparently been in effect in every state since the 1980a 2s.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Environment

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Fire danger increases to extreme

The Oregon Department of Forestry reported today that officials are raising the fire danger level in Jackson and Josephine counties to extreme starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

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Related Topix: Jackson County, OR, Weather, Medford, OR

Thu Jul 17, 2014

OregonLive.com

Klamath County man wanted in attempted murder case arrested in Josephine County

A Klamath County man was arrested Tuesday on an outstanding warrant for attempted murder in connection with shots being fired in May 2013 by the Sprague River, Oregon State Police said.

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Related Topix: Klamath County, OR, Sprague River, OR

Wed Jul 16, 2014

OregonLive.com

Oregon's timber harvest reaches highest level in 7 years, but remains well below historic peak

A forested area of Josephine County, shown here in 2013. State officials say the timber harvest topped 4 billion board feet that year.

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Related Topix: Oregon

The Modesto Bee

Killing suspect hunted in Southern Oregon

The State Police said Wednesday officers are chasing 44-year-old Daniel Joseph Martinson near a snow park in southeast Josephine County.

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Related Topix: Cave Junction, OR

The Oregonian

Search underway for Josephine County murder suspect considered armed and dangerous

Authorities on Wednesday are searching a remote area of southeast Josephine County, just north of the border with California, for a murder suspect who is considered armed and dangerous.

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Related Topix: Joseph, OR, Cave Junction, OR

KVAL-TV Eugene

Manhunt in progress for murder suspect on motorcycle

A manhunt for an armed and dangerous murder suspect on a motorcyle is taking place in a remote wooded area just north of the Oregon/California border.

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Related Topix: Cave Junction, OR

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Another scorcher

Tuesday's soaring temperatures triggered a heat advisory for Jackson and Josephine counties that is expected to remain in effect until 10 tonight.

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Related Topix: Jackson County, OR, Medford, OR, Grants Pass, OR, Ashland, OR

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Oregonian

Josephine County fairgrounds survives budget crisis, ends fiscal year in the black

A financial turnaround appears to have gotten the fairgrounds in Josephine County out of a jam that threatened its future.

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Related Topix: Grants Pass, OR, Games, Poker

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Medford Mail Tribune

Preparations begin for regional Early Learning Hub

Starting this fall, the Southern Oregon Early Learning Hub will come along side local service organizations to coordinate their efforts and, ultimately, help prepare young children for kindergarten.

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Related Topix: Oregon

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: Jackson County, OR

Sun Jul 06, 2014

KVAL-TV Eugene

Wilderville woman charged with shooting husband in the leg

A woman is behind bars on an assault charges after police arrived at her Wilderville home Saturday night to find her husband with a gunshot wound in his leg.

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Related Topix: Wilderville, OR

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Portland Tribune

GMO labeling advocates file signatures

More than 150,000 signatures were submitted Wednesday for a ballot measure requiring labeling of genetically modified organisms in food sold in Oregon.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Oregon Government, Jackson County, OR

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