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Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Longtime Rogue Valley Democratic political insider and university history teacher Jay Mullen died Saturday, a result of a massive heart attack he suffered last week. He was 76. He is remembered as an old-style liberal in the FDR tradition, a storehouse of wisdom on history — which he taught at Southern Oregon University — and a fascinating storyteller, especially about his years as a CIA agent in Africa. Allen Hallmark, a former journalist who often...

Updated Jul 8, 2016 at 10:46 AM

The Medford School District Thursday received the results from the first batch of water samples from Jacksonville, Howard, Hoover and Jefferson elementary schools. Of the 155 water fixtures tested at those four schools, only one at...

Posted Jul 4, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Since March, Megan Jefferies has been the recipient of abundant assistance while working at Rogue Community College toward her certification as a medical assistant. The 29-year-old's books, tuition, necessary vaccinations and scrubs were...

Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 4:57 PM

Medford schools Superintendent Brian Shumate has earned high marks from the Medford School Board in his annual review. The evaluation was Shumate’s first comprehensive review since he started with the district in July 2014. Last...

Updated Jun 21, 2016 at 5:23 PM

PORTLAND — Oregon's 197 school districts could spend summer break crafting procedures for testing lead, radon and other chemicals at their campuses ahead of Oct. 1, when the plans would be handed over to the state. These "Healthy and...

Updated Jun 17, 2016 at 5:02 PM

School districts are testing water for lead in school drinking fountains and faucets across the Rogue Valley. The testing was recommended by the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education just weeks after startling results...

Updated Jun 16, 2016 at 4:16 PM

Josephine County seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders have their choice of multiple science camps to pick from this summer, thanks to a grant awarded to Rogue Community College. The Higher Education Coordinating Commission awarded the...

Updated Jun 16, 2016 at 4:05 PM

A day after concluding a five-month search by hiring Linda Schott as Southern Oregon University’s next president, the school's board of trustees and members of the search committee breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday. The board voted...

Updated Jun 14, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Phil Long, Cascade Christian High School's principal for the past two years, will not return to his post in the fall. Long confirmed Tuesday that he is stepping down. He said a main goal when he took the position was to help the private...

Updated Jun 13, 2016 at 7:04 PM

A clearly delighted Board of Trustees on Monday unanimously appointed Dr. Linda Schott to become the 13th president of Southern Oregon University starting July 27. Trustee Les AuCoin, instead of saying “aye” to approving her...

Updated Jun 9, 2016 at 5:58 PM

Crystal Tarbell, then 16, closed her eyes and pretended to sleep as Maslow Project staff approached her where she lay in the shade of a tree in Hawthorne Park. She’d been using the organization’s services since she was 11...

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