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Medford hires sewer robot

A $184,040 robot steered by a joystick will soon tackle the messiest job in town — scouring obstructions from the city’s sewer system. The robotic cutter is equ...

A valley full of superheroes

I was riding the school bus to first grade in 1988, and I distinctly remember looking north toward the black wall of smoke. I grew up 60 miles south of the west...

Life flight is on life support

Medford-based Mercy Flights can’t keep up with a spike in requests to fly local patients to open hospital beds in the West during the current COVID-19 surge. Ov...

Patience is a virt— oh, just get on with it

The frozen chicken pot pie — with “crust made from cauliflower!” — was starting to melt as I watched the shopper in front of me unload far too many purchases on...

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 ...

Medford police chief to retire Dec. 31

Medford police Chief Scott Clauson announced his retirement this week after just over two years in office. Last year, protests, social unrest, the Almeda fire a...