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Bike Share Program Launches in Rogue Valley The Rogue Valley just got five new bike racks. One in Ashland, two in Medford and two more in White City. All are typical looking bike racks armed with a fleet of yellow bicycles, all identical cruisers that appear similar to any other

In December of last year, financial blog Nerd Wallet published a report on the 10 best cities for renters in Oregon. Topping the list was Ashland. Number 5 was Medford. The perennially oblivious analysts at Nerd Wallet ranked Ashland so highly because it’s cheaper to rent there than to buy.

While plants in temperate zones may benefit from higher temperatures, global warming’s impact in the tropics threatens catastrophe for food security The positive consequences of climate change may not be so positive. Although plants in the colder regions are expected to thrive as average global temperatures rise, even this benefit

Two Thousand Signatures Down, Only 120,000 Left to Go On July 17, the campaign to raise Oregon’s minimum wage to $15 an hour delivered 2,000 signatures to Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins. That’s enough to get the proposal a title and move the campaign one step closer to being on

Breathing Room The Kalmiopsis wilderness. Hard to find. Harder to pronounce. And even harder to protect. The rugged and resource rich patch of wilderness home to the Smith, Illinois and Rogue rivers has been a prime target for resource extraction companies for a long time, especially nickel mines, three of

Even as the group has publicly celebrated its work, insider accounts detail a string of failures   by Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan, NPR The neighborhood of Campeche sprawls up a steep hillside in Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince. Goats rustle in trash that goes forever uncollected. Children kick a

State Route 87, the thin band of pavement that approaches the mostly shuttered town of Coolidge, Ariz., cuts through some of the least hospitable land in the country. The valley of red and brown sand is interrupted occasionally by rock and saguaro cactus. It’s not unusual for summer temperatures to

The Rogue Valley Commuter Bus Line launched as a grand experiment in September of last year, linking our sister counties, Jackson and Josephine through public transit. The round trip is made from Grants Pass to Medford, with stops in Rogue River and Gold Hill along the way, five times every

Millions of Americans use GlaxoSmithKline’s purple inhaler. But whether Advair poses a higher risk of asthma-related death remains uncertain 15 years after regulators approved the drug. Advair is one of the biggest blockbusters in pharmaceutical history. The asthma drug has generated more than $80 billion in global revenues for its

By Tim Radford, Climate News Network Forests may be the green investment with the richest returns for humankind, according to new research. While one study outlines the ways in which forests provide food, fuel, shelter and a safety net for more than a billion humans, a separate one confirms that