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HOPE: Jennifer Covarrubias

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.— Homelessness is a serious issue in southern Oregon, but there are services and ways to escape it. NBC5’s Blakely McHugh spoke with Jennifer Covarrubias. She was homeless and seven months pregnant when she went to Rogue Retreat to get her …

Ruch community fundraising for new track and field

RUCH, Ore. — Students from a local school were testing their math skills outside the classroom Wednesday counting thousands of dollars in cash. The money, over $30,000, was all raised and donated by the community to renovate the Ruch Outdoor Community School’s track. …

Lithia Motors buys Sam Jennings Company property

MEDFORD, Ore. – Lithia Motors is expanding its footprint in downtown Medford. Lithia purchased the Sam Jennings Company property just north of its headquarters on Bartlett Street. Lithia’s been looking to acquire the lot at 4th and Riverside for years. Mark DeBoer, …

Uber, Lyft ordinance vetoed by Ashland mayor

Update (02/11/19, 2:05 p.m.) – The City of Ashland has released the text of Mayor John Stromberg’s “friendly veto” of an ordinance regulating companies like Uber and Lyft. While the measure passed through the city council with a four to two vote …