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Making ends meet

Growing up in Medford, 24-year-old Jessica Teresi never imagined the typical “American dream” would feel so out of reach by the time she got to the point it was...

Shoes to make you smile

Central Point resident Charity Williams says it’s hard to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. In fact, sometimes it’s no picnic to walk in your own. But what i...

Resources run dry

Beyond extreme fire danger and the shocking sight of dried out lakes, dying trees and rolling brown fields, the devastation of dried-up wells and loss of irriga...

Restaurant owners face tough new realities

Repeat closures, physical-distancing and mask rules have made pandemic life tough for restaurant and food truck owners, and now labor and supply shortages have ...

‘We had to help wherever we were able’

Local animal transporters say they have grown accustomed to being called to help rescue and move pets and farm animals during regional emergencies over the year...

Shelter from the storms

Usually known as the hub of concerts, fairs, rodeos and livestock auctions, The Expo quickly transformed into a place of refuge when the Almeda and Obenchain fi...

Operation Lunch Break

When Medford hair stylist Rachel Ridge asked a local intensive care unit nurse how she could make a tough week feel a little less stressful, she figured on prov...

Schools prepare for mandates

Local school district officials spent much of the last week assessing staffing levels and coming up with contingency plans to address the possibility that some ...

One final ride

As more than two-dozen Harley Davidson motorcycles rumbled through the parking lot of Rogue Regional Medical Center on Friday afternoon, it was unlikely that an...

Hope branches out in Rogue River park

To those driving past John F. Fleming Memorial Park in Rogue River Thursday, the tiny gingko tree planted along the river may have simply looked like a newly ad...

Trees of peace

ROGUE RIVER — A dedication 75 years in the making — plus a year-and-a-half worth of pandemic restrictions — will take place Thursday when a gingko biloba tree, ...

Helpers need help

After nearly a year and a half of providing a virtual lifeline for homeless and struggling community members during pandemic closures, St. Vincent de Paul offic...

Central Point restaurant to close

After 21 years in business, Mazatlan Grill in Central Point is closing, but with hope that its name will live on wherever its recipes turn up next. The restaura...

74,703 miles ... and two feet

When he began to amass his first 24,901 miles running in 1969, Jerry Swartsley wasn’t focused on navigating the entirety of the planet’s girth. In fact, most of...

KidTime still hopes to reopen in 2021

At a time when nonprofits around the country are struggling to keep their doors open, KidTime staff and volunteers say they are champing at the bit to reopen th...

Celebrating a return to near-normalcy

After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Central Point Chamber of Commerce officials have announced a return to near-normalcy for this year’s Independence D...