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Hate Crime Meeting Draws Out National Socialists

Last Wednesday night, state Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum held a meeting in Medford to discuss hate crimes happening in the state and Jackson County particularly. Last May, Rosenblum organized a task force in response to the state's increase in hate crimes. According to the FBI, Oregon's 2017's hate crimes numbered 146 while 104 were reported in 2016 and an increase of over 40 percent. More than half were reported in Eugene. After the 2016 elections, Oregon saw an increase of hate crimes and the Southern Poverty Law Center stated that Oregon was ranked 11th in the country for reported hate crimes during that time period. So, the AG put together a task force and in a press release said: (Subscribe for full story)


DUII Crash Causes Blackout

A traffic collision last Wednesday morning resulted in a power outage affecting over 1,300 customers and an arrest. According to Sgt. Julie Denney, at around 12:35 a.m. Wednesday, dispatchers received a 911 call from someone living along the 3000 block of East Evans Creek Rd. The reporting party heard the crash and noticed a power outage. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with personnel from the Rogue River Police Dept. and the Rogue River Fire District, responded to the scene. Denney stated in a press release that deputies determined the vehicle, a white 2014 Jeep Compass, was northbound on East Evans Creek Road when the driver failed to negotiate (Subscribe for full story)


FFA Looking Forward To 2019

Rogue River FFA had a successful year in 2018 much due to the community support and member involvement; the Rogue River chapter is looking forward to the new opportunities 2019 has to offer. While the month of December may not include any competitions for the chapter, they still find ways to be active and involved. During December Rogue River FFA adopted two local families and put on a drive to help provide the families with food and gifts during the holiday season. Coming up at the end of January, members will travel (Subscribe for full story)








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