Feed The latest headlines from the en-us Copyright 2017 Southern Oregon Media Group 10 things to know for Wednesday Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:57:48 -0400 Nelson: Beyond the sandbox: Free speech on campus My college adviser, Dr. Smith, who also turned out to be my favorite professor, was a man both respected and feared by his students.As each week of his political science class progressed, he would deliver lectures based on the assigned... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:01:00 -0400 Letters to the Editor, Sept. 20 Change can be positiveChange makes us uncomfortable, even if it is a positive change. We like what is familiar, what we are used to. The folks who are used to the name “Dead Indian Memorial Road” have come up... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:01:00 -0400 Kathleen Parker: The New Center seeks volunteers NEW YORK — This city's annual gridlock festival, otherwise known as the United Nations General Assembly, is a proper metaphor for America's current state of affairs.While Manhattan's already snarled streets filled beyond capacity... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:01:00 -0400 Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 20, 1917 Sept. 20, 1917MANY FIRES IN VARIOUS PARTS OF COUNTY BURNINGForest fires have been causing considerable trouble to the state firefighters the past week in the Jackson county district, none of which... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:01:00 -0400 Since You Asked: State can provide phone for hearing impaired I have a special hearing phone given to me by the state. It was some time back. The phone at this time is not working properly, so I called the state to see if they know of a way to repair it in Medford. The woman said no. My phone... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:01:00 -0400 Fresh Approach: This is how to freeze local corn for later Our pal Paul is missing out on the local corn season.I feel bad about that because he’s a real fan and in summers past has embraced the harvest to ensure his refrigerator and freezer are well supplied for daily and down-the-road... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:01:00 -0400 Strong passing lifts Ashland over South ASHLAND — Ashland put on a passing clinic and defeated visiting South Medford in nonconference boy soccer Tuesday, 4-0.“The theme of this,” said Grizzlies coach Brad Roupp, “was all our goals tonight were... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:00:00 -0400 Phoenix rallies to down Klamath Union The Phoenix volleyball team rallied past Klamath Union after dropping the opening game Tuesday, winning 23-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-22 to stay undefeated in Skyline Conference play.“I was really proud of my team being down the first and... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:00:00 -0400 Spartans ready to open season under new coach As a former player and assistant coach for the Southern Oregon Spartans, Denis Creighton knew several adjustments were needed in order to mold the team into his image.Now entering his first season as head coach, Creighton is about to find... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:00:00 -0400 Doris L. Hawley April 20, 1932 - September 7, 2017 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:00:00 -0400 James Peter Giorvas July 9, 1926 - September 14, 2017Jim passed away peacefully at home. He was born in Santa Maria, California, and moved to San Francisco as a child. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:00:00 -0400 Death Notices Dale Carr, 85, of Medford, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at his residence.  Arrangements in care of Conger-Morris Medford, 541-772-7111. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:00:00 -0400 Robert David Ashenberner October 26, 1950 - September 13, 2017 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:00:00 -0400 Payton Michael Heppner January 26, 2001 - September 8, 2017 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:00:00 -0400 New law puts charter school students in play Charter schools in Medford are praising a new law that allows charter students to participate in extracurricular programs — including sports — in the district, but that victory comes with a price tag. Under Senate Bill... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:54:27 -0400 Snow falls, fires subside across Southern Oregon Snow dusted Mount Ashland and a bit more fell on parts of Crater Lake overnight as light rain continued to wet the lower valleys and further calm area wildfires. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:19:24 -0400 Nitro Circus Live show moves to Spiegelberg Local reportAfter seating restrictions were imposed at Harry & David Field, the Nitro Circus Live show scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 24, has been moved to Medford's Spiegelberg Stadium.According to a press release... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:36:22 -0400 Letters to the Editor, Sept. 19 Check your filterWhen the smoke was intermittent, with a break here and there, I would put a fresh filter in my air conditioning unit and just kept the fan going and cleaning the house air.I heard a strange sound... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:00:00 -0400 Trio of rescues have happy endings In a jam-packed 24 hours, Jackson County Search and Rescue volunteers conducted three overlapping searches for people who were lost or missing.By midday Tuesday, they had found all three: a hypothermic hunter lost in the snow in the Sky... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:32:19 -0400 Cellphone law brings bigger fines, jail SALEM — Oregon drivers soon can be pulled over for not only texting and talking on their cellphones, but also for navigating, using social media and any other "hands-on" cellphone and electronics use.The changes, which begin Oct. 1,... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:15:03 -0400 SOU still out $1.3 million in email fraud Southern Oregon University has recovered less than a third of the $1.9 million it was bilked out of in an email fraud earlier this year.In April, the university wired $1.9 million to fraudsters posing as the construction contractor for the... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:34:47 -0400 Winning bidder wants Alaska ferry for hotel JUNEAU, Alaska — The winning bidder for Alaska's ferry Taku wants to turn the 352-foot vessel into a waterfront hotel and restaurant in Oregon.Portland resident Jonathan Cohen's $300,000 bid on Friday was six times higher than the... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:33:38 -0400 Ducks look to extend win streak at ASU EUGENE — Oregon’s defense gave up an average of 605 yards and 45 points in its last two games against Arizona State.And the Ducks still won both times.Willie Taggart’s more balanced team, which scored 56 points... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:18:08 -0400 Beavers face tough stretch after bye CORVALLIS — A quick look at the Oregon State football schedule and it's obvious the Beavers do not get any breaks in the next several Saturdays following this bye week.The Beavers take on Washington at home on Sept. 30, then travel... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:13:37 -0400 Video on Chetco Bar fire burnout operations. Video on Chetco Bar fire burnout operations. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:41:00 -0400 Fire destroys headquarters of former private Grants Pass fire company at Ninth and 'G' streets. Video by Viken Nokhoudian. Fire destroys headquarters of former private Grants Pass fire company at Ninth and 'G' streets. Video by Viken Nokhoudian. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:12:00 -0400 Former Honda lot will become mental health center Lithia Motors' former Honda dealership in Medford is being demolished after the nonprofit Options for Southern Oregon bought it July 3 for $1.45 million.Options, a mental-health treatment provider based in Grants Pass, plans to... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:58:15 -0400 School shooting suspect pleads not guilty SPOKANE, Wash. — A 15-year-old boy accused of killing a student at his rural Washington state high school and wounding three others has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, according to... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:48:39 -0400 Fires may have toasted hospitality jobs It may be a while before we know the full impact of the region's wildfires on the local economy, but preliminary estimates from the Oregon Employment Department show a drop of about 190 jobs in leisure and hospitality during... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:45:10 -0400