Names Released Of Man, Woman Involved In Fatal Josephine County Wreck

The names have been released of the man and woman involved in a fatal pick-up crash yesterday on Highway 199 near Cave Junction. 75-year old Floyd Long of crescent city died after his 2005 Dodge lost control around a curve, crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and crashed head-on into a tree.Read More »

Judge Sides With Medford School District Employees

An administrative judge has sided with the classified employees of the Medford School District in an unfair labor practice complaint filed against the district. The Mail Tribune reports the complaint with the state Employee Relations Board alleged the district engaged in bad-faith bargaining in 2011 when it imposed a final contract offer on the employees. The district faced a budget shortfRead More »

December Email Reveals Nike's Expansion Plans

By Jim McCoy Thu 7th February NewsNikeOregon business
A lawyer for Nike told Gov.Read More »

ODOT-funded Campaign Will Crack Down On Texting, Improperly Restrained Children

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th February NewsODOTtraffic safety
In 2011, 99 people in Oregon who died in traffic crashes were not wearing seat belts. While seat belt use has greatly improved in recent years, the Oregon Department of Transportation says far too many children are improperly restrained, using adult-sized seat belts.Read More »

Beached Boat Is Likely to Be Tsunami Debris

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th February News2011 Japanese TsunamiOregon coast
Scientists say a 30-foot boat that washed ashore on Gleneden Beach on the central Oregon coast appears to be debris from the March 2011 Japan tsunami. Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department spokesman Rick Boatner says it is believed to have been a support vessel for a commercial fishing boat. The boat was found Tuesday - hull up - embedded in the sand with most of the hull exposed.Read More »

Oregon Tech Firm Gets Infusion of Cash, Will Double Workforce

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th February NewsjobsUrban Airship
Portland tech startup Urban Airship has received another $25 million in new backing and plans to double its workforce this year. The company currently has about 120 employees. The Oregonian reports Urban Airship makes software for "push" notifications for smartphone apps.Read More »

Oregon Tax Protestor Sentenced

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th February NewsRandall Johnsontax protestor
Federal prosecutors say an Oregon man who stopped filing returns and started sending protest material to tax agencies has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. The U.S.Read More »

Jackson County Real Estate Picture Gains Further Strength

By Jim McCoy Tue 5th February Newsreal estatesouthern Oregon economy
The real estate picture in Jackson County continues to show growing strength. In the most recent rolling quarter, the Rogue Valley Association of Realtors reports a 2.7 percent increase in existing homes sales over the same time last year, 455 homes compared to 443. The median sales price spiked 27.1 percent to $183,000 and normal transactions represented 64 percent of sales.Read More »

Field Narrowed to Three In Ashland School Superintendent Search

By Jim McCoy Tue 5th February NewsAshland School District Superintendent
According to a report in the Medford Mail Tribune, the Ashland School District’s search for a new superintendent has narrowed down to three. William McCoy of Red Bluff, California, Debra Munk of Rockville, Maryland, and Gary Plano of Mercer Island, Washington are the three finalists to succeed the retiring Julie Di Chiro. The candidates will visit Ashland February 15th and 16th.Read More »


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