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4 hrs ago | The Oregonian

Onion Mountain Fire: Level one evacuation advisory issued

An evacuation advisory has been issued for a wildfire that quickly grew on the west side of Onion Mountain Sunday. The Onion Mountain Fire was reported Saturday morning, KDRV reports .

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Related Topix: Rogue River, OR

Tue Sep 02, 2014

The Oregonian

6 killed statewide in traffic crashes during Labor Day weekend

A 74-year-old bicyclist was killed on Saturday at 3 p.m. when a distracted driver struck him from behind on U.S. 30 west of Rainier, OSP said.

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Related Topix: Glide, OR, Douglas County, OR

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Portland Tribune

My View: We need to know when our food has been modified

As Oregon family farmers, we enthusiastically support the ballot measure to label genetically engineered foods.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Agriculture, Science, Jackson County, OR, Opinion

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Oregonian

Naked, combative man from Grants Pass sedated, arrested at hemp expo in Josephine County

A 27-year old man from Grants Pass who turned up naked and angry at a hemp expo on Sunday in Josephine County had to be sedated before being thrown in jail, police said.

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Related Topix: Grants Pass, OR

Seattle Times

Police: Naked man beat cars, brawled at Oregon hemp fest

State Police arrested a naked man who was beating on cars and getting into fights at a Southern Oregon music festival that promoted the benefits of hemp.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Oregonian

Grants Pass man arrested for alleged sex crimes

Nathaniel Scott Thatcher is lodged in Josephine County Jail on multiple charges including first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree sodomy and second-degree unlawful sexual penetration.

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Related Topix: Grants Pass, OR

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Local TV Station KTVZ

Neighborhood watch holds suspect at gunpoint

Members of a neighborhood watch group in southwestern Oregon held a burglary suspect at gunpoint until police arrived to take him to jail.

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Related Topix: Grants Pass, OR, Cave Junction, OR

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Should county join in move to tax pot?

If a statewide ballot measure that legalizes recreational marijuana passes in November, should Josephine County get in on the action and tax it?  Josephine County voters will be asked that question in November following a resolution unanimously passed by the Josephine County Board of Commissioners in an emergency meeting Friday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

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