Rayvan Vares

NBC5 News Multimedia Journalist Rayvan Vares was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai'i. He graduated from Southern Oregon University with a degree in Communication. While attending SOU, he traveled across Asia and studied in Japan. When he’s not reporting, Rayvan enjoys working out, dancing hula and traveling.  Feel free to email him with story ideas, [email protected]


Rayvan's most recent stories:

Custom made motorcycles for wounded veterans

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two local organizations are helping wounded combat veterans transition back into normal life. Combat Hero Bike Build is a non-profit organization that builds custom motorcycles for wounded heroes.  It’s a national program with a portion of the work being …

Commissioners looking to stop panhandling

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — After hearing complaints from Josephine County residents, county commissioners are considering an ordinance on panhandling. The ordinance would ban people from passing things from a car that is in the lane of traffic. That would involve any highway, …

Tiny homes may be coming to your town

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Rogue Retreat in Medford is getting a lot of attention for its tiny home project to help address homelessness. Since Hope Village opened in October of 2017, 69 people have been able to get off the streets. Hope Village …

Local students nominated for U.S service academies

MEDFORD, Ore.  — Five southern Oregon students are being nominated to the nation’s service academies by Rep. Greg Walden this spring. Four of his nominated students and their families from Jackson and Klamath counties joined him Saturday morning in honor of their …