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For roughly 30 years the FBI has virtually ignored a system meant to help cops track the behavioral patterns of violent criminals. QUANTICO, Va.—More than 30 years ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation launched a revolutionary computer system in a bomb shelter two floors beneath the cafeteria of its national

Federal Government Weighs in on Lawsuit Challenging Anti-Homeless Measures Boise, Idaho is currently facing a lawsuit from the ACLU over a municipal camping ban. It is similar to the camping bans in both Ashland and Medford, all of which are targeted at the homeless. But on August 6, in a

The Food and Drug Administration announced it is investigating the risk of brain deposits for patients who are given repeated MRIs using imaging drugs that contain a heavy metal. The FDA did not announce any label changes for the nine medicines that contain the metal, gadolinium, saying there was a “need

Unable to Find Rental Vacancies, SOU Students are Exiting Ashland En Masse The article “Seller’s Market,” in the 7/23 issue of The Rogue Valley Messenger looked into the staggering shortage of rental homes in Southern Oregon, where the vacancy rate is currently around 1.5 percent, the tightest market in decades.

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