November 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Police Looking For Anonymous Letter Writer in Huson Murder Case

By Jim McCoy Mon 19th November NewsmurderWilliam Huson
Police are looking for the author of an anonymous letter sent to them near the time of the murder of cab driver William "Huey" Huson.Read More »

Ex-Blazer Roy's Comeback Hits A Snag

By Jim McCoy Mon 19th November SportsBrandon RoyNBA
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy is having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, an ominous sign for a player trying to come back from years of chronic knee issues. The Timberwolves say Roy is having the surgery Monday in the Twin Cities.Read More »

Monday Night Football: A Battle of the Back-ups

By Jim McCoy Mon 19th November SportsNFLSan Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith has been declared out for Monday night's game against Chicago with a concussion. Team medical director Dr. Dan Garza evaluated Smith, who was hurt eight days ago against St.Read More »

An Ashland School Is Honored Nationally

By Jim McCoy Mon 19th November NewsEducationJohn Muir School
Two Oregon schools - John Muir School in Ashland and Greenway Elementary in Beaverton - have earned recognition as a National Title I Distinguished Schools for 2012. The federal program honors schools across the country for their ability to help low-income students achieve. John Muir is a K- 8 school with a focus on outdoor education, the natural sciences, and the arts.Read More »

County Employment Reports Show Slight Improvement

By Jim McCoy Mon 19th November Newsjobssouthern Oregon economy
A slight improvement was seen throughout much of southern Oregon employment for the month of October. Jackson County payroll employment grew by 830 jobs, and the seasonally-adjusted rate of unemployment went down from 10.7 to 10.6 percent.Read More »

Earthquake Felt in Oregon, Washington

By Jim McCoy Mon 19th November Newsearthquakes
A minor earthquake with a 3.1 magnitude was recorded at Monday morning in the Portland region. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network reports the quake at 6:15 a.m.Read More »

Gas Prices Keep Falling In Oregon

By Jim McCoy Mon 19th November NewsAAAgas prices
The AAA auto club reports the average price of gasoline in Oregon is $3.53. That's down 8 cents in a week, 48 cents in a month, and it's 14 cents lower than a year ago.Read More »

LOCAL BRIEFS: Heavy Rain Forecast, New Habitat Home, Robot Caregiver

By Jim McCoy Fri 16th November local news briefs
RISING RIVERS FORECASTED Heavy rains are forecast for southern Oregon between Saturday and wWednesday, and that’s expected to cause rising river levels. An inch of rain is expected in the Rogue Valley, but west of the Cascades, parts of Curry County could receive as much as 10 inches.Read More »

Jackson County Accepts Regional Planning

By Jim McCoy Fri 16th November NewsJackson Countyland use planning
Jackson County and six cities within its boundaries were once resistant to the idea of state-controlled land use planning.Read More »

Draft Proposal To Accept Wind Turbines in Coos Bay

By Jim McCoy Fri 16th November Newscoastal newsrenewable energy
The city of Coos Bay has drafted an ordinance to allow wind turbines in town. The World of Coos Bay reports that turbines have been under a moratorium, but the city plans to take public comment in early 2013. The draft ordinance would allow turbines no higher than 70 feet - industrial wind turbines are more than 250 feet. For large turbines, residents would have to show that noise woulRead More »

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