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Medford police search for two missing teens

MEDFORD, Ore. – Local police are asking for help finding two missing teens. The Medford Police Department said 13-year-old Kail Schmalz and 16-year-old Sophia Cullen are both runaways and may be traveling together. According to MPD, the pair are believed to be …

Oregon moves to ban LGBTQ+ panic defenses

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon has become the latest state to pass legislation to end the so-called “gay panic” defense. Oregon Senate Bill 704 is designed to put an end to legal strategies that claim a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity is …

SOU reverses decision on vaccine requirements

ASHLAND, Ore. – Students attending Southern Oregon University this fall will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Just last month, SOU leadership said vaccines wouldn’t be required. However, the Ashland-based university issued the following statement on Thursday, May 13: Southern Oregon …