Updated at 3:20 PM

Concerning the issue of the city's proposed opening up of R-1 short-term rentals in Ashland which include many new and unique conditions (i.e., one guest party at a time, one rental area within the residence, owner must be present during visitor occupation, one car per visiting party, no kitchen usage, etc.): Without city enforcement of other more broad conditions, a host of individuals have been operating illegal accommodation businesses for years.

Updated at 1:55 PM

There are 16 new lightning-sparked fires that have popped up in Crater Lake National Park, following Wednesday's storm that shot out between 2,000 and 2,500 lightning strikes across Southern Oregon.

Updated at 11:17 AM

Remember the two dogs that I found tied by their leashes to our fence? I wrote about it here. The larger, younger female quickly found a home with a previous owner, who had given the dog to someone else and was horrified to learn that, years later,...

Updated at 10:18 AM

Demand for Oregon products hasn’t kept pace with the rest of the country, following the Great Recession. An economic analysis by Beacon Economics found the state’s share of total U.S. exports has declined in recent years. During the decade...

Updated at 9:24 AM

Medford neighbors have found a novel way to thwart crime and help each other through online forums that are closely linked with police.

Updated at 9:23 AM

The father of a 21-year-old Phoenix man who died in what appears to be an accidental fall while on downtime from battling a wildfire near Four Mile Lake said his son loved his line of work — despite its dangers.

Updated at 9:02 AM

The state Construction Contractors Board said today it is looking into 34 potential violations in Southern Oregon after investigators last week showed up at 279 job sites here checking for unlicensed contractors.

Updated at 9:01 AM

Intuit's July Small Business Indexes, surveying firms with 20 or fewer employees, showed small business employment increased 0.7 percent in July nationwide.

Updated at 9:00 AM

Thunderstorms shot out between 2,000 and 2,500 lightning strikes across Southern Oregon Wednesday afternoon and night, with about 850 touching down in Jackson County.The National Weather Service reported more are likely on...

Updated at 8:14 AM

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Updated at 6:37 AM

A few of the several wildfires burning in the area between Mt. Ashland and Anderson Butte prompted an evacuation of properties along a mile-long stretch of Wagner Creek Road on Wednesday.

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