19 Oregon Counties Have Declared Drought Emergencies

By Jim McCoy Fri 12th June Newsdrought

Drought emergencies have now been declared in more than half of Oregon's 36 counties.

Gov. Kate Brown on Friday confirmed emergencies in Coos, Douglas, Gilliam and Jefferson counties.Read More »

Southern Oregon Wildfire Updates: Cowboy and Red Dog Fires Contained

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th June Newswildfires

The Oregon Department of Forestry is reporting no new fires on ODF-protected lands. In the Galls Creek Complex- in the Gold Hill area- fire crews and equipment operators have built trails around the 90-acre complex of roughly 12 fires.Read More »

Medford School Superintendent Makes Changes In His Administration

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th June NewsBrian ShumateMedford schools

Some shuffling is going on in the Medford School district as superintendent Brian Shumate has restructured his administration to include two former school principals.

Kevin Campbell is now the Director of Secondary School Achievement and Jeanne Grazioli has become the Director of Elementary School Achievement.Read More »

Along Party Lines, Paid Sick Leave Bill Passes Oregon Senate

The state Senate has voted to require that many Oregon businesses offer paid sick leave for their employees.

The bill cleared the Senate in a 17-13 vote Wednesday.Read More »

Myrtle Creek Man Dies In Logging Accident

The Coos County sheriff's office in southwest Oregon says a 45-year-old Myrtle Creek man has died in a logging accident.

The sheriff's office said a load of logs was being pulled to a log landing Wednesday when one of the logs swung around and fatally struck Darrell Carmichael.

Carmichael was working for JSP Cutting out of Myrtle Creek on a tree-thinning project foRead More »

Fatal Vehicle Crash Near Drain

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th June Newsfatal crash

The Oregon State Police were called out to the scene of a fatal crash involving two vehicles on Highway 38 this morning in Douglas County west of Drain at milepost 44.

Authorities have instructed motorists who may travel through that area to use caution as investigators are on the scene.

News - Prison Escapee Update

By admin Thu 11th June News
State Police and Corrections Officers are still searching for the two New York Prison Escapees.
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News - Jackson County Budget

By admin Thu 11th June News
Next Year's Budget for Jackson Count is in place after approval by commissioners.
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News - Homeless Aid

By admin Thu 11th June News
A Homeless feeding site in Southern Oregon is Closing down
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News - Trade Vote

By admin Wed 10th June News
Resolving last minute hangups on the President's trade plan could result in a vote in the house on Friday.
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