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Historic Grants Pass sign getting redone

Grants Pass, Ore., — A historic sign in Grants Pass is getting a face lift. The Redwood Empire sign on 6th Street was originally built to lead people to a popular vacation spot. The Redwood Empire takes visitors through Oregon and ends …

City of Ashland looking to expand smoking ban

Ashland, Ore., — Ashland City Council is looking to expand the smoking ban in its downtown area. The council banned sitting on curbs, smoking and panhandling last year. The new ordinance would expand those rules to Lithia Way and Pioneer Street. It’s …

Alba Park becoming a nuisance spot in downtown

Medford, Ore., — Medford Police are cracking down on crime in city parks — particularly in Alba Park in downtown. This weekend alone, MPD made four warrant arrests, and issued 20 citations there. More than half were for trespassing. Six people were …

Security camera system in Grants Pass

Grants Pass, Ore., — “Used to be a circus. Definitely. For drug users and transients.” Mike Clough is the manager of Ewing Irrigation in Grants Pass. Before the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety put a security camera system in front of …