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2 hrs ago | Medford Mail Tribune

Crews battle 100-acre Illinois Valley blaze

Oregon State Forestry crews late Monday were swarming a 100-acre fire that erupted in the Illinois Valley, the latest in a series of fires that ignited over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Fire, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Jackson County, OR, Gold Hill, OR

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Oregonian

Josephine County fire causes road closure

A fire in Illinois Valley off Reeves Creek Road and U.S. 199 has closed a portion of Reeves Creek Road, the Josephine County Sheriff's Office said.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Medford Mail Tribune

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The existence of a gang of expert thieves and cracksmen in the valley was further made known by the confession of E.R. Erom, the Portuguese burglar, to the city police, that he had seen a gang of cracksmen at work preparing liquid nitroglycerin called "nitroglycerin soup," for cracking a safe in Jacksonville.

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Related Topix: Jacksonville, OR, Gold Hill, OR

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Washington Times

Increase in gonorrhea alarms health officials

A jump in the number of cases of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea over the past year in rural southwestern Oregon has state and local health officials alarmed and puzzled.

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Related Topix: Grants Pass, OR

Wed Jul 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

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