Audit: Treating Addicted Offenders Would Save Oregon Money

By Jim McCoy Wed 14th August NewsaddictionCrimeprison system
Secretary of State auditors estimate if all high-risk criminal offenders in Oregon received drug treatment, state programs and crime victims would have saved nearly $22 million between 2008 and 2011. The audit released Tuesday tracked about 4,500 offenders who were the most likely to re-offend and who had a serious drug problem.Read More »

Jackson County Won't Fund Paving Of Unimproved Roads

Going forward, Jackson County will no longer kick in funding for the paving of unimproved and gravel roads.Read More »

Participation In The "Great Shake Out" Encouraged

By Jim McCoy Wed 14th August Newsearthquake preparednessGreat Shake Out
An earthquake drill is scheduled for October 17, at 10:17 a.m. with what organizers are hoping are millions across the United States for the "Drop, Cover, and Hold" event in the Great ShakeOut, designed to teach people how to prepare for an earthquake.Read More »

Whiskey Complex Fire Meeting In Tiller

By Jim McCoy Wed 14th August NewsmeetingWhiskey Complexwildfires
A meeting will be held tonight (Wednesday August 14th) at Tiller School in relation to the fires in the Whiskey Complex- six miles east of Tiller. Among other topics, defensible space and preparedness will be discussed. The fires in the complex have burned 11,471 acres as of this morning. It stands at 55-percent containment.Read More »

Morning News Update

By admin Wed 14th August News
Stories this update: July Unemployment Report, Medford Fire Station, Drug Treatment Recommended, Copper Theft, Expect Smokier Skies, Violence in Egypt, and weather
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Evening News Update

By admin Tue 13th August News
Stories this update: Hiker Search on Mount Hood July Unemployment Report for Oregon Air Quality Improves Firefighting Update for Oregon Shady Cove Park Vandals and Weather
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BREAKING NEWS: Polish Climber Dies On Mt. Hood

By Jim McCoy Tue 13th August Newsclimber deathMt. HoodSebastian Kinasiewicz
Authorities say a Polish military man has died in a climbing accident on Oregon's Mount Hood. Sgt. Pete Hughes of the Hood River County sheriff's office says the body of Sebastian Kinasiewicz was spotted from the air Tuesday.Read More »

More Oregonians Are Looking For Work

By Jim McCoy Tue 13th August Newseconomyjobsunemployment
State economists say Oregon's unemployment rate remains "essentially unchanged" at 8 percent. The state Employment Department said Tuesday the rate for July was higher than in June, after a revision of the statistics, by two-tenths of a percentage point. The department said hiring continued to be strong in leisure and hospitality businesses, while construction companies and goverRead More »

Homemade Bomb Found In Medford Alley

By Jim McCoy Tue 13th August Newsbomb
A metal tank found by a passer-by in a Medford alley off of Hamilton Avenue Friday turned out to be a homemade bomb. The device- about the size of a two liter bottle- was found in an alley between 12th and 13th Streets at around 1:30 in the afternoon.Read More »

Oregon Wildfires Update- August 13th

Firefighters around Oregon continue battling lightning-caused blazes with some progress. Here's the latest: Grant County (GC) Complex The GC Complex stands at 12,161 acres and 90 percent contained. It is comprised of the Grouse Mountain and Starvation fires. Both fires are in mop-up, suppression rehabilitation and patrol status and the fire perimeter has been stable.Read More »


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