Total payroll employment fell by 1,570 jobs in Jackson County last month, largely due to seasonal reductions in state and local government education. The seasonally adjusted rate for July stands at 9.8 percent, up from 9.5 in June.Read More »
The Douglas Complex, which has burned over 50,000 acres is now 75 percent contained, according to forestry officials. Throughout the region, progress is being reported as steady, with no new dramatic developments. Observers will watch with vigilance as thunderstorm activity is anticipated this week.Read More »
A documentary film highlighting justice for adults who have survived childhood sexual abuse is being shown this week in Ashland. It's called 'Pursuit of Truth' and follows the challenges of those seeking legal reparation against perpetrators of sexual crimes.Read More »
Ashland residents who are allergic to bee stings may be able to prevent a neighbor from setting up a beehive.
The city council is considering permit requirements for beehives and they include giving allergic neighbors a say.
The Mail Tribune reports neighbors who object to bee hives will have to submit medical documentation of the risk of allergic reaction.
A rafter missing on the Clackamas River has been found in good condition.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Bryton Schmidt called his parents Monday morning from his home in Battle Ground, Wash.
Roughly 45 minutes before the phone call, a couple driving near Carver reported seeing a hitchhiker who was wearing only shorts, and appeared cold and dirty.
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