Rayvan Vares

NBC5 News Multimedia Journalist Rayvan Vares was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Communications degree. While attending SOU, he traveled across Asia and studied in Japan. When he’s not reporting, Rayvan enjoys working out, dancing hula and traveling.


Rayvan's most recent stories:

Ride-sharing comes to Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ridesharing services like Lyft and Uber have officially been approved to operate in the city of Ashland. Ashland city councilors passed the ordinance with a 4 to 2 vote Tuesday. “To people who are without cars to get transportation, …

American Red Cross seeking volunteers

MEDFORD, Ore— American Red Cross is currently holding seven training sessions for volunteers across the northwest this week. With hurricane season not over until late November, the organization says volunteers are needed everywhere. Fifteen people showed up at the Medford Red Cross …

Ashland woman celebrates 104th birthday

ASHLAND, Ore. — Lucille Hutchins turned 104-years-old on Thursday. She graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1936. Lucille has 4 children and 5 grandchildren. She says she keeps herself busy by reading and talking with friends. “I am still alive and I …