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Local businesses react to new tobacco law

MEDFORD, Ore. — The legal age to buy tobacco products across the U.S. is now 21. President Donald Trump signed that measure into law on Friday. NBC5 News reached out to several businesses. Most didn’t want to comment on camera, but said …

Ashland City Council approves new ID law

ASHLAND, Ore – Ashland City Council approved a new ID law last night. Ordinance 31-76 would allow Ashland Police to charge a person with a crime if they don’t identify themselves while officers are issuing a citation. Both residents and visitors have mixed …

Local survivor praises new anti-sex trafficking law

Grants Pass, Ore.–  President Trump signed a bill Wednesday, aimed at putting a stop to sex trafficking in the United States. The bill, nicknamed “FOSTA” for “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act,” gives federal and state prosecutors the …