homeless

Portland relaxes rules for tiny houses, RVs

  PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Portland is in the middle of a homeless crisis, but one local lawmaker thinks she has found at least a temporary solution. Joan Grimm is a tiny home activist. She said, “There’s thousands of bedrooms every night …

Clean-up crews remove garbage from greenway

Clean-up continues following a sweep of the Bear Creek Greenway overnight. Medford police teamed up with the Jackson County Sheriff’s office, Jackson County Mental Health, Veteran’s Affairs and Jackson County Community Justice’s parole and probation. The agencies worked to clear, garbage and …

Police looking for missing teen

Talent, Ore. – Police need your help finding a missing teen who is believed to be in danger. Medford Police said 16-year-old Jonathan Johnson, also known as Steve Swift, went missing from Kamerin Springs Road in Talent on September 16. The Talent …

Medford Police conduct illegal camping sweep

Medford, Ore. – Police conducted a check on camping spots occupied by homeless people in the City of Medford. Medford Police said the clean up early Thursday morning illustrates the toll illegal camping takes on the environment. MPD wrote on a Facebook …

Tiny home community expansion approved

Medford, Ore. – The Medford City Council has cleared the way for Rogue Retreat’s Hope Village to expand. The organization is setting up a tiny home community for the homeless near McAndrews and Columbus. Since the plan was originally approved in January, …
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