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Wednesday | 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

Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Oregonian

Cave Junction murder suspect sought by police

Oregon State Police are asking for the public's help in locating a 44-year-old man wanted in connection with a November 2013 homicide.

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Related Topix: Cave Junction, OR, Joseph, OR

Tue Jul 01, 2014

KPIC

'We believe these two were responsible for a lot of meth'

Police arrested two brothers on drug and weapon charges Friday after a months-long investigation.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Coos County, OR, Coos Bay, OR

Fri Jun 27, 2014

OregonLive.com

Driver killed in Josephine County when truck rolls over him at logging operation

A 67-year-old man died Friday when a tractor-trailer rig rolled over him as it was being hooked up to a flatbed trailer, Josephine County sheriff's officials said.

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KBCI CBS 2

Ore. man faces 7 years for attacking 2-year-old stepson

A Josephine County man convicted of attacking his 2-year-old stepson faces more than seven years in prison.

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Related Topix: Grants Pass, OR

Mon Jun 23, 2014

Portland Tribune

EcoFilm series to show "Gmo Omg"

The Portland EcoFilm Festival continues at the Hollywood Theatre on Thursday, June 26, with the screening of 'GMO OMG,' a one-and-a-half-hour documentary by Jeremy Seifert on genetically modified organisms and the corporate effort to own and control seeds.

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Related Topix: Portland, OR, Hollywood (Portland, OR), Agriculture, Science, Jackson County, OR

Sat Jun 21, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Fire danger on the rise weeks earlier than normal

As fireworks tents start popping up across Jackson County, area fire officials are urging the public to follow the law and use caution when lighting the fuses.

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Related Topix: Jackson County, OR, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Ashland, OR, Central Point, OR

Fri Jun 20, 2014

OregonLive.com

Pedestrian killed in crash on US 199 in Josephine County

A 42-year-old man was killed Friday afternoon after being struck by a car on U.S. 199 about a mile south of Kerby in Josephine County.

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Related Topix: Kerby, OR

Wed Jun 18, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Follow these rules to help prevent fires started by fireworks

As fireworks tents start popping up across Jackson County, area fire officials are urging the public to follow the law and use caution when lighting the fuses.

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Related Topix: Jackson County, OR, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Ashland, OR, Central Point, OR

The Oregonian

Cell phone outage blocked 911 service and more in Oregon and Washington; Verizon blames Sprint, says it's fixed

Verizon blamed Sprint for Wednesday morning's outage. Carriers lease space from one another on their long-haul networks.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, Klamath County, OR

Mon Jun 16, 2014

SFGate

No charges: workers subdued intruder, who died

A southern Oregon prosecutor says workers at a Grants Pass business won't be charged after they subdued an intruder who died while he was being restrained.

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Related Topix: Grants Pass, OR, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Jun 14, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Oregon hopes to be first state to map GMO fields

Organic farmers are asking voters in Jackon and Josephine counties to adopt a ban on cultivating genetically engineered crops, which organic farmers fear could cross-pollinate with some of their crops.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Oregon, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

Thu Jun 12, 2014

The Oregonian

Cave Junction authorities search for men who allegedly eluded authorities, drove off road

Authorities in Cave Junction are searching for two men who were in a white truck and allegedly eluded authorities, drove off the road and hit another car.

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Related Topix: Cave Junction, OR

Wed Jun 11, 2014

OregonLive.com

Woman, 22, suffers serious injures after head-on crash near Selma

A 22-year-old woman was seriously injured after a crash Wednesday night in Josephine County, Oregon State Police said.

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The Ashland Daily Tidings

Fire danger level will rise to high on Monday

The fire danger level in Jackson and Josephine counties will rise to high on Monday, June 16, the Oregon Department of Forestry reported.

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Related Topix: Jackson County, OR, Rogue River, OR

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