8,500 U.S. troops are now on high alert over escalating tensions in Ukraine. If deployed, they’ll serve mostly as deterrents and aid our allies but will remain ready to deploy further into Eastern Europe if conflict breaks out. In other news, the CEO of Pfizer hopes the vaccine will soon become a once-a-year shot as opposed to receiving a booster every several months. The Oregon Chocolate Festival is almost here. And, the Medford School District’s newest School Resource Officers are trained teachers and counselors as well.
Update: Troops On High Alert