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On Tuesday, December 3, 6 – 9 pm, Art Building: Meese Auditorium, there is a short film, multimedia presentation, and exhibit by 12 SOU graduate students who recently returned from a 35-day backpacking and cultural expedition taking them through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Albania.   Chad Thatcher is the professor

For the past five years, the Messenger has published an annual Give Guide, a listing of local nonprofits, each which is doing important work to make our communities safer, smarter, more interesting and, overall, helping make the world of southern Oregon a better place.  Let’s not mince words: For this

Is the thought of putting your home up for sale giving you jitters? Best believe you aren’t the only homeowner that has felt this way. It’s time to put on those big girl/ big boy pants; and close in on your home. Your new home calls out to you! Here

A keen runner shouldn’t be discouraged to head out for his regular run even when the temperatures fall below zero. As the cold, long and dark winter months are approaching it should be every active runner’s top priority to gear up adequately and go for his or her regular run

Does the idea of exploring nature and conquering mountains fill you with great excitement? Well, you might want to consider hiking. This activity is great for everyone—kids, adults and seniors all love it and even teens tolerate it (like everything else in their tortured little lives). And hiking is especially

An Interview with David Allaway, Senior Policy Analyst at Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.    Rogue Valley Messenger: The Waste Prevention Strategy was adopted in 2007. Can you talk about how this plays out in southern Oregon?  David Allaway: The 2007 Strategy was an early document, and has since been

The last time that the union for non-faculty workers at Southern Oregon University went on strike was in 1995, but they are concerned about what they see as inequalities in wage increases—and, are at the brink of a strike. To understand how, why and if the strike will occur, the Rogue

  When e-cigarettes and vaping first hit the market, it was a shock to the cigarette industry. Not only could smokers get their nicotine fix, but they could do so without the noxious smell, the toxic fumes, and the exorbitant cost of buying cigarettes. For those who haven’t managed to

Undoubtedly, the national parks of the United States of America are one of the greatest destinations for adventure-seeking crowds. But heading over there requires a certain amount of preparation if you want to enjoy your trip to these unforgettable areas.We have gathered a few prime suggestions for you to keep

After sinking under a sea of debt with $2.1 million in negative assets just 11 months ago, Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR) is resurfacing to once again sail on the seas of financial solvency. Thus beginning a “new era of Special Olympics Oregon,” according to Britt Carlson Oase, who was hired