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35 min ago | The Oregonian

Oregon State Police seek help in finding man reporting missing in Josephine County

Oregon State Police asked for the public's help Wednesday in finding a 44-year-old man reported missing and possibly engendered.

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Related Topix: Wolf Creek, OR

18 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Citizen Volunteers Arm Themselves Against Crime In Rural Oregon

An old police car is permanently parked on the highway through O'Brien, Ore., where cuts to the sheriff's office have prompted some locals to mount armed patrols.

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Related Topix: O'brien, OR

Tue Apr 22, 2014

HeraldNet

Southern Oregon farmers divided on GMO bans

Ban supporters say pollen from fields of genetically modified organisms can contaminate organic farms, and they are worried about use of the herbicide Roundup, which GMO plants are designed to resist.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Jackson County, OR, Grants Pass, OR, White City, OR, Ashland, OR

Washington Times

Southern Oregon farmers divided over GMO ban issue

The Legislature prohibited such local bans but made an exception in Jackson County, where a measure had qualified for a vote.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Medford Mail Tribune

Dredgers protest proposed permit revisions

Suction-dredge miners Monday thoroughly panned draft revisions to a water-quality permit that could push them off the Rogue River beginning next year, calling it a back-door move to push dredgers out of Oregon streams.

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Related Topix: Rogue River, OR, Medford, OR

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Oregonian

Josephine County grand jury indicts woman on murder charge

Police found human remains at a remote southern Oregon campsite earlier this month following the arrest of a 38-year-old Murphy woman on an unrelated probation violation.

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

Medford Mail Tribune

Despite setbacks, pear harvest shaping up well

Even before the earliest blossoms fell to the ground this year, Naumes Inc. pear orchards in Josephine County were visited by an unwanted visitor.

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Related Topix: Grants Pass, OR, Agriculture, Science, Hood River, OR

Thu Apr 17, 2014

IndyMedia

Ecotrust Props Up Clear-Cutting/Herbicide Operations in Oregon's Biodiversity Hotspot

Portland based Ecotrust garners $4 million in funding to prop up the wealthiest, largest, most ecologically destructive and reckless clear-cutting and herbicide spraying operations in southwest Oregon's Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Cave Junction, OR, Science, Ecology

Statesman Journal

Volunteers can't fix everything

Josephine County residents continue to learn what happens when they refuse to support basic levels of law enforcement -- Oregon State Police troopers diverted from highway patrols to respond to crimes, vigilante squads patrolling outlying areas and a jail too small to hold most suspects arrested for routine crimes.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Washington Times

Oregon Editorial Rdp

Josephine County residents continue to learn what happens when they refuse to support basic levels of law enforcement - Oregon State Police troopers diverted from highway patrols to respond to crimes, vigilante squads patrolling outlying areas and a jail too small to hold most suspects arrested for routine crimes.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Local TV Station KTVZ

Libraries are dying? Think again

Like many visitors in Seattle, Glenn Nagel found himself in the city trying to avoid the rain.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Grants Pass, OR, Travel

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Medford Mail Tribune

$2 bus service will link Medford, Grants Pass

Bus service between Medford and Grants Pass will become a reality sometime about September, enabling a one-way, $2 trip south for Grants Pass residents that will end at the Front Street station and allow transfers to points around the Medford-Ashland area.

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Related Topix: Grants Pass, OR, Medford, OR, Ashland, OR, Oregon

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Rental vacancy rate hit new low

Southern Oregon Rental Owners Association members reported a 1.81 percent vacancy rate in March, the lowest figure in what has developed over the past year into a tight market in Jackson and Josephine counties.

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Related Topix: Jackson County, OR

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Sunherald.com

Oregon County considers volunteer CSIs

The program is still under consideration and there is no concrete timeline for its implementation, The Daily Courier of Grants Pass reported .

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Related Topix: Grants Pass, OR

Sun Apr 06, 2014

High Times

Oregon State Police Withdraw From Private Anti-Marijuana Summit

Noelle Crombie at The Oregonian reports that the Oregon State Police will no longer be sending two of its representatives to an upcoming anti-marijuana legalization summit.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Statesman Journal

Polk County shelves decision to fund public safety positions until May

Polk County's public safety officials still don't have an answer on whether they can hire more people after Thursday's joint meeting between the budget committee and board of commissioners.

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Related Topix: Polk County, OR, Dallas, OR, Grand Ronde, OR

Bradenton.com

Agribusinesses give $380,000 to beat anti-GMO vote

Political contributions posted Thursday on the Oregon Secretary of State website show the money was donated by Bayer CropScience, BASF Plant Science, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont Pioneer, Monsanto Company and Syngenta Crop Protection.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Statesman Journal

Polk County takes a hard look at its finances

Polk County could cut four sheriff deputies, reduce policing on the Willamette River, eliminate federal forest patrols and replace the dog catcher with a contractor to balance its budget for fiscal year 2014-2015.

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Related Topix: Polk County, OR, Grand Ronde, OR

Wed Mar 26, 2014

KPIC

Missing man found alive, made it back to Lane County

On Monday, Eugene Lanz, 73, called the Douglas County 911 center from his cell phone, saying that he was stuck on a road in a remote area and was in distress.

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Related Topix: Eugene, OR, Douglas County, OR, Glide, OR, Umpqua, OR, Scottsburg, OR

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