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Ashland increases transient occupancy tax

ASHLAND, Ore. — The price of staying the night in Ashland will cost a little bit more starting in August. Ashland is moving forward with an increase in the transient occupancy tax. That tax is collected from anyone renting a room from …

OSF commemorates Juneteenth

ASHLAND, Ore. — Monday, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival commemorated “Juneteenth” — the annual observance of the end of slavery in the United States on June 19th, 1865. For the past 20 years, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has celebrated Juneteenth, filling the day with …

Ashland group provides books for inmates

ASHLAND, Ore. — An Ashland organization is aiming to help inmates connect with the outside world– through books. The “Rogue Liberation Library” says it’s seeking donations. Volunteers fill book requests from inmates around the country and sometimes act as penpals. The group’s leader …

Missing persons found deceased

MEDFORD, Ore. — The search for two missing people is over after police find their car partially in the Umpqua River. 68-year-old Sandra Mincher and her passenger, a juvenile male, had been reported missing after not arriving at their destination in Dillard. …

Bear in Medford neighborhood

MEDFORD, Ore. — A bear is causing some excitement for people near Medford’s airport. The bear was spotted along Airport Road earlier today. The property owner saw the bear in his yard around 10 a.m., spooking him and the bear. It ran …
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