Regional

Level 3 evacuations downgraded in Talent, Phoenix

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Level 3 “Go” orders are being downgraded in Talent and Phoenix areas to Level 1 “Be Ready,” according to Jackson County Emergency Management. Jackson County Emergency Management says to expect traffic delays and lane closures, as crews continue …

Wildfire smoke affects harvest season

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Farming comes with all kinds of challenges. Not enough rain, too much rain, harmful insects and something Rogue Valley farmers have become all too familiar with: smoke. “It’s ready to be harvested. There’s no smoke smell to it at …

Wildfires worsen isolation

(KING/NBC News)  With the air quality from wildfire smoke reaching levels of ‘very unhealthy’ on top of existing coronavirus restrictions, many West Coast residents may be feeling the isolation more than ever. “People are already having increased anxiety as it is. Just …

Gov. Brown holds wildfire press conference

WATCH: Governor Kate Brown will hold a wildfire press briefing Thursday at 1 p.m. She’ll be joined by Mariana Ruiz-Temple, State Fire Marshal; Doug Grafe, Chief of Fire Protection at the Oregon Department of Forestry; Andrew Phelps, Director of the Oregon Office …