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Photos of the Week (02-10-14 to 02-16-14)

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Fifth-graders work in the computer lab Tuesday at Lone Pine Elementary School in Medford. - Julia Moore
Cheryl Lashley, president of the Medford Education Association, reads a statement about negotiations while schools Superintendent Phil Long, far right, waits to respond. - Bob Pennell
Robert Kridel, 61, has a specially made wheelchair that allows him to recline to help his circulation. - Bob Pennell
Sophomore Maya Roussell, 15, and other students make signs for the picket line Thursday at North Medford High School. - Julia Moore
Chandra Miller and Henry Krug, 3, get help with their taxes from Mary Ellen at The Grove in Ashland Wednesday. - Jamie Lusch
Paul LeFebvre of Brookings shows off a halibut caught north of Brookings near the Thomas Creek Bridge. Photo courtesy of Andy Martin
South Medford basketball coach Dennis Murphy shows support during Saturday's community solidarity rally for Medford teachers at Hawthorne Park. - Julia Moore
Sophomore Mariel Hollowell, 15, left, and freshman Brittany Brockbank, 15, give their opinion on the Medford teachers' strike Thursday outside of North Medford High School. - Julia Moore
Shannon Filby rides his bike across the Southern Oregon University campus Thursday. Filby prefers to commute on his bike to save money and says he feels healthier. - Jamie Lusch
U.S. Rep Greg Walden, R-Ore., left, and state Rep. Dennis Richardson call for a federal audit of Cover Oregon Thursday at Walden's office. - Bob Pennell
A row of private security guards hired by the Medford School District provide a visual shield for replacement teachers as they get off a bus at Central Medford High School on Monday. - Bob Pennell
Kim Stearns unloads crates of dogs from a Wings of Rescue airplane Tuesday at the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport. - Julia Moore
Around 27 dogs were flown in to the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport by Wings of Rescue and picked up by Southern Oregon Humane Society workers and volunteers on Tuesday afternoon. - Julia Moore
Marina Kendig, Jefferson Elementary English as a Second Language teacher, holds her Valentine's Day flowers while trying to stay dry on the picket line at Hoover Elementary School. The sign reads, 'Respect to others is the key to peace.' - Bob Pennell
Oak Grove Elementary School sixth-grade teacher Maria Thorpe waves to one of her school's students Tuesday as the bus crosses the teachers' picket line at Howard Elementary School. - Bob Pennell
Robert Kridel of Medford smokes marijuana through a vaporizer to augment 17 different medications, including Oxycontin, to help manage his acute pain. He says he's being forced to make a tough choice: medical marijuana or Oxycontin, but not both. - Bob Pennell
Ashland Middle School student Alex Shepherd, 11, and his mom and dad, Dan and Aushna, tell their story of Alex's fight with brain cancer on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Feb. 3. Photo courtesy the Shepherd family
Teachers protest Tuesday outside of Griffin Creek Elementary School in Medford on a day that set a record for the most rain on Feb. 12 in the city's history. - Jamie Lusch
Frances Oyung walks along Bear Creek near Coyote Trails Nature Center in Medford on Wednesday. Oyung is working with the center and others on a feasibility study to create a new channel off Bear Creek that would potentially create new spawning habitat for salmon. - Jamie Lusch
South Medford High School seniors and Advance Placement students Mitch Narlock, left, Mark Winans and Josh Baugh chat with business teacher Don Kunkel, far left, and boys basketball coach Dennis Murphy, foreground, on the picket line. - Bob Pennell
South Medford swimmer Kaylee Cooper will compete for NCAA Division II Fresno Pacific University next season. - Jamie Lusch
Phoenix senior forward Baylee Toney is a record-setting rebounder for the Pirates, who are 16-4 overall and 5-1 in the Skyline Conference. - Julia Moore
Wine is bottled at Valley View Winery last month. - Jamie Lusch
Kids Unlimited Executive Director Tom Cole, right, and Ashley Bolston serve ice cream to first-graders Eben Peña and Julian Estrada on Friday at Kids Unlimited. High School mentors served treats to students from a 25-foot long tray in honor of Valentine's Day. - Julia Moore
Oak Grove Elementary School first grade teacher Jessica Rohrbough visits with one of her students as she pulls up to Howard Elementary School. - Bob Pennell
Jennice Dauenhauer and her granddaughter Ruch Elementary School third-grader Brooke are happy their regular teachers could be in class with them. - Bob Pennell