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  1. Board rules in favor of southern Oregon minerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2017 | The Columbian

    Miners rejoiced after the Josephine County Board of Commissioners ruled that a man doesn't need county permission to mine for gold on a property in the Sunny Valley near Grants Pass. The latest round of mining controversy in Southern Oregon brought about 100 people to an auditorium Friday.

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  2. July 4th fireworks at Josephine County Fairgrounds canceledRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | The Columbian

    The Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Commerce said the installation of highly flammable artificial turf on the infield of the horse track makes the event too dangerous. No other suitable venue has been found.

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  3. Anti-dredging bill heads toward Oregon House voteRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | The Columbian

    A state legislator hopes the Oregon House will pass a permanent ban on suction dredging in Western Oregon's wild salmon habitat that was championed by the late Democratic Sen. Alan Bates. A "log jam" of bills sent to the House floor caused a vote on Senate Bill 3 to be bumped five straight times, and it is scheduled again for Monday morning for consideration, according to the Legislature's bill tracking website.

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  4. Across much of Oregon, people are feeling the housing crunchRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 | The Columbian

    Oregon has become a desirable place to live, with droves of people moving to the state in the Pacific Northwest. But the availability of housing has not kept up.

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  5. Early numbers suggest Oregon bottle redemption rate upRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2017 | The Columbian

    Markings on a soda can that it is subject to a 5-cent deposit. Oregon increased its deposit to 10 cents on April 1. Initial numbers show that bottle and can returns are up statewide after the deposit increased from a nickel to a dime on April 1. Full statewide numbers aren't in yet, but the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative is tracking how many bottles are returned to its Bottle Drop Centers.

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  6. Oregon school district reaches mascot deal with tribeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 | The Columbian

    The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports the school board last week ratified an agreement that allows the school to keep the mascot. The decision comes after two years of negotiations between the school district in southwestern Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.

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  7. Snow damages Oregon wildlife center's bird, skunk enclosuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | The Columbian

    The Daily Courier reports that one of the bird enclosures at Wildlife Images collapsed completely during the wet weather last week. The net ceiling on two other aviaries was also damaged, as was the roof of a metal skunk cage.

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  8. Early 2017 snowstorm pounds southern, central OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2017 | The Columbian

    The Mail Tribune reports up to 3 additional inches could fall Wednesday in Oregon in Medford, Ashland and Grants Pass, and up to 18 more inches could fall higher up along the Siskiyou Pass and around Crater Lake. Southbound traffic on Interstate 5 over the Siskiyou Summit remained closed early Wednesday.

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  9. Oregon air stagnation advisory issuedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 | The Columbian

    The advisory includes Grants Pass, Cave Junction, Medford, Ashland, Altamont, Klamath Falls, Beatty, Bly, Chemult, Crescent, Gilchrist and Sprague River. Forecasters expect an inversion over these areas, conditions which include light winds and limited mixing in the air.

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  10. Man punches boy basketball player in the faceRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2016 | The Columbian

    A man came out of the stands and punched an eighth grade boy basketball player in the face during a Sunday tournament at Central Medford High School, according to multiple witnesses. The incident unfolded when a player from Humboldt County in northern California tried to make a shot and was fouled by a player from a Hidden Valley club travel basketball team.

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  11. Downpours drench communities in southwest OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2016 | The Columbian

    The Daily Courier reports that Grants Pass got 3.2 inches of rain Thursday, shattering the old record for Dec. 15 - 2.5 inches back in 1982. The two-day total topped 4 inches.

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  12. Josephine County voters soundly reject public safety levyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2016 | The Columbian

    For the fifth time since 2012, voters in Josephine County have rejected a tax increase to restore cuts in law enforcement made when the federal government slashed timber subsidies. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports 60 percent of voters opposed the levy.

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  13. Oregon pot measure results mixedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2016 | The Columbian

    Just a few yards from the Salem, Ore., city line, a customer strolled into the Herbal Remedies cannabis shop on Wednesday, and put his nose into two jars with pot strains on promotion: Black Licorice and Berry Funk. He drew in the aroma appreciatively, like a wine connoisseur savoring the smell of a fine cabernet sauvignon.

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  14. Grants Pass officers in fatal shooting namedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2016 | The Columbian

    Six Grants Pass police officers were involved in the Oct. 13 shooting of a man, according to information released Sunday by the Josephine County District Attorney's Office. Four officers used lethal force.

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