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17 August 2013

Plants That Help Reduce Fire Risk

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If you've ever wondered about growing your own garden, you may want to consider flowers that help out with wildfires. The Grants Pass Firewise community program has finished planting a garden full o ...

17 August 2013

Last Day of the Josephine County Fair

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After a week of rides, food, and fun, the Josephine County Fair celebrates its final day. NBC-5's Roma Villavicencio went to the fair and joins us live from our newsroom with more, Roma? That's righ ...

16 August 2013

Impact On Tourism From Smoke

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Local

The smoke is finally starting to clear, allowing  many  to venture out again and enjoy their summer.  But how much of an impact did the smokey conditions have on tourism in southern Oregon? Repre ...

16 August 2013

New Affordable Housing Gets Green Light

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

It's a go. A place to call home for people struggling to get by got a green light on Friday. The complex will be right in the heart of downtown Medford. Jackson County Housing Authority officials sa ...

16 August 2013

Oregon Education At "High Risk"

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Oregon is one of three states the US Department of Education is calling "high risk." If the state doesn't come up with it's own plan by May, federal monitors could be called in to your child's clas ...

15 August 2013

The Douglas Complex Fire: The Lookout

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Local

Friday will mark the three week mark of the Douglas Complex Fire. On Thursday, NBC 5's Kyle Aevermann got a different view of the fire and filed this report.

15 August 2013

Military Benefits Extended to Same-Sex Married Couples

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

Same-sex couples in the military will now get the same benefits as other couples as long as they're legally married.  Advocates in Southern Oregon say it's reason to celebrate. The military for alm ...

15 August 2013

Ashland Winter Shelter Gets Go Ahead

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It has been decided. Ashland's new once-a-week homeless shelter program will continue into this winter. The city council approved the program for another season in a meeting last week.  The shelter ...

14 August 2013

New Bill Legalizes Pot Shops

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Local

Months after Medford police arrested Lori Duckworth for allegedly selling marijuana, a law is passed that her attorney says could have saved the years she might face behind bars. "Today is a huge da ...

14 August 2013

Raising Money and Awareness for AIDS/HIV

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More than one million people in the United States are living with HIV/AIDS.And in Jackson County about 600 people suffer from the disease. NBC 5’s RaeAnn Christensen tells us how the Oregon Shakes ...