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Asante Drug Diversion Case Arrest

On June 13, at about 12:30 p.m., the Medford Police Department (MPD) arrested 36-year-old Dani Marie Schofield after a lengthy investigation into drug diversion allegations that affected patient health at Asante Rogue Regional Hospital in Medford. This arrest was made in the 5000-block of Rogue River Drive. This seven-month-long police[Read More…]

VA extends Presumptions Of Service Connection For Three New Cancer Types

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is including three new cancer types in the list of presumed service-connected disabilities due to military environmental exposure under the PACT Act. This announcement marks the continued commitment under the Biden-Harris administration’s Unity Agenda and the Biden Cancer Moonshot to support the nation’s Veterans.[Read More…]

ODOT Road Construction Update

JACKSON COUNTY • INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), Exit 24 (Phoenix), Jackson County curb ramps, Phase 2A ($1.4 million) This project will replace ADA sidewalk curb ramps in Jackson County. Construction will take place at and around I-5 Exit 24 (Phoenix). Work areas will be located on both sides of the[Read More…]

Changes At RR School District

The last meeting of the 2023-24 school year brought personnel changes and news about building projects for the future at the Rogue River School Board’s Tues., June 18 board meeting. It was the last meeting for Casey Olmstead, the principal at Rogue River Elementary School, for the past two years[Read More…]

Health Officials Confirm Measles

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and county public health officials are investigating two cases of measles in a single Clackamas County household. One household member, an unvaccinated adult, was confirmed to have measles Friday, June 14. The individual developed a rash June 11. While the time range of the exposure is[Read More…]

Grant Approved To Support Oregon Students

The State Board of Education adopted temporary rules ​to ​​approve the “Foster Care Student Success Pilot Grant” pursuant to House Bill 4084 (2024). H.B. 4084, which passed with strong bipartisan support in March 2024, requires the Oregon Department of Education to use money in the Statewide Education Initiatives Account to[Read More…]

Headlines & Highlights for June 19, 2024

JUNE 21, 1984 About 60 men, women, and children walked through Rogue River Monday morning from Ashland to Grants Pass for a silent vigil before Litton Industries. Litton assembles electronic guidance systems components for military aircraft and missiles. Sunday night, the Southern Oregon Walk for Peace, which included people from[Read More…]