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17 October 2013

'Shakeout' prepares for 9.0 earthquake

Written by Jennifer Elliott, Posted in Local

Today, millions of people  took part in the Great Shakeout... a mock, world wide, earthquake drill.Here's what *not* to do: panic! At precisely 10:17 in the morning on October 17th, 24.5 million pe ...

17 October 2013

Cuts Coming To Food Stamp Programs

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Even though the debt ceiling was averted temporarily, 25 percent of Jackson County residents will still get a letter preparing them for a cut to the food stamps they rely on.  That's because 2009 ...

16 October 2013

Back to Work For Government Employees

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Local

Playing Frisbee is just one of the ways Anthony Olegario has been keeping busy. He's a fisheries biologist for the U.S. Forest Service and has been out of work since the federal government shut ...

16 October 2013

Lawmakers Vote To Reopen Government And Raise Debt Ceiling

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Lawmakers in Washington have come to an agreement to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government. The House and Senate passed a bi-partisan plan tonight, and the President signed it into law. W ...

16 October 2013

Murder Suspect's Wife Speaks Out

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

On Wednesday afternoon the man charged with the murder of Ashlander Frank Damiano, also known as Tony Della Penna, appeared in a Jackson County courtroom. Sitting in the courtoom was 34-year-old Mer ...

16 October 2013

Pet Talk Pet Of The Week: October 16th

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This week's pet is Dakota. Dakota is a nine month old male Shepherd mix who is just now coming into his own. He was returned to SO Humane recently, because he was a bit too wild and crazy.  That wa ...

16 October 2013

Discount OSF tickets

Posted in Local

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is offering discount rush tickets on select performances The tickets are being offered for ten dollars a piece, with the donation of one can of non -perishable food p ...

16 October 2013

Ashland electric rates to rise

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In Ashland this morning, electricity will cost more starting November first. The city council voted in a 5-point-3 percent rate hike,bringing the average monthly bill to around 72-dollars.    The ...

15 October 2013

Medford City Council Bans Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

It's a no go. The Medford City Council has decided they won't allow medical marijuana dispensaries to pop up in city limits. It flies in the face of a new law that would allow dispensaries statewide ...

15 October 2013

Message from Oregon Action to Rep. Walden: Cease & Desist

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Cease and desist. That's the message of the group Oregon Action to Representative Greg Walden."Just like they resisted medicare years and years ago, they are resisting any changes," says one member ...