Howard Dean Fires Up Oregon's Democratic Delegation

Howard Dean got Oregon's delegates to the Democratic National Convention fired up as the convention began in Charlotte, N.C., and Dean responded to whether Americans are better off than they were four years ago. The former Vermont governor and ex-head of the Democrats' national committee appeared before the Oregon delegation at breakfast Tuesday morning.
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Gas Prices Continue Rise

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th September Newsgas prices

The latest report from AAA Oregon/Idaho reveals that the average price for a gallon of gas statewide has caught up to what has been experienced in Southern Oregon. It’s $4.02 for the state of Oregon, while the nationwide average rises to $3.82. Drivers in nine states are paying more than $4 a gallon, including Washington and California.

Josephine County Firefighters Getting Out School Zone Safety Message

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th September Newspedestrian safety

Firefighters from the Rural/Metro Fire District are out in force this week to remind motorists to be careful in school zones. Rural/Metro”\ is posting fire engines all week near school zones with a banner attached to remind everyone to slow down and be alert.Read More »

Weather Forecast Creating Concern In Fight Against Goff Fire

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th September NewsGoff Firewildfires

Firefighters continue their effort to strengthen hand lines at the Goff Fire. At latest report, the lightning-caused fire that started August 5th has burned 21,625 acres and is 15 percent contained.Read More »

Seiad Valley Evacuation Remains In Effect

By Jim McCoy Thu 30th August NewsGoff FireSeiad Valleywildfire

The mandatory evacuation for residents of Seiad Valley remains in effect as the Goff Fire continues to burn. At latest word, the fire has grown to 16,765 acres and is 16 percent contained.Read More »

Applicants Sought For Opening on CP School Board

By Jim McCoy Thu 30th August NewsCentral Point School Districtschool boards

Central Point School District 6 is accepting applications for a position on their school board. Position 5, Zone 1, the area of the district south of the Rogue River is opening.Read More »

Quadruplet To Get Psychiatric Help

By Jim McCoy Thu 30th August NewsAndrew Rondateen assault

Andrew Ronda, the 16-year old Medford quadruplet charged with stabbing his brother is headed to a Portland mental health facility- Albertin Kerr- for treatment. A charge of attempted murder was dropped after a review by psychologist and police. He's now dealing with a charge of attempted first-degree assault.Read More »

Remains Found Are Tentatively Identified

By Jim McCoy Thu 30th August Newsdeath investigationremains found

The remains of a woman found in July in Douglas County have been tentatively identified, and the sheriff's office says a homicide investigation is under way.  A statement Thursday from the sheriff's office says the remains are believed to be those of a Myrtle Creek woman, 55-year-old Deborah Schneider, who has been missing since 2010.
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State Revenue Forecast Offers Short-Term Relief, Long-Term Concerns

By Jim McCoy Wed 29th August NewsOregon economystate revenue forecast

State economists are a bit more optimistic about near-term tax collections than they were three months ago, but they say sluggish economic growth poses long-term financial challenges for Oregon.
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Firefighters Stationed To Protect Homes Near Goff Fire

By Jim McCoy Wed 29th August NewsevacuationsGoff Firewildfires

Reports from the front lines indicate that the Goff Fire has reached containment lines, some within a few hundreds of some structures along the west side of Siead Creek Road and Highway 96 in Seiad Valley.
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