Medford man accused of trafficking more than 28,000 stolen catalytic converters
Police say 25-year-old Cedrus Jahson King trafficked about $7 million in stolen catalytic converters between October 2021 and December 2022.
Some Medford parents speak out against hiring of non-binary teacher
A handful of parents spoke out during the public comment period at the district school board meeting on Thursday.
Grant funds will not be withheld from Medford church after investigation findings
The City of Medford announced on Friday that it won’t withhold an $11,550 grant to Set Free Ministry, a local church that in June was accused of promoting conversion therapy to homeless guests.
Medford School District book removal amounts to ‘censorship’, says state library association
In April, a graphic novel version of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian story The Handmaid’s Tale was pulled from the shelves of North Medford High School after a parent complained about images of nudity, sexual assault, and suicide.
Medford moves forward with workforce housing
The city continues to face a critical housing shortage.
Advocates demand change after homeless man dies outside in Medford
Last week, an unhoused man died in Medford after being exposed to the elements during a cold night. In response, housing advocates are asking the city to halt its controversial “prohibited camping, lying and sleeping” ordinance.
Homeless advocacy groups criticize Medford’s proposed camping restrictions
Medford has proposed an ordinance that would tighten the city’s camping restrictions. Homeless advocates are advising the city to reject the proposal.
Southern Oregon grapples with shooting death of Black teen Aidan Ellison
The gathering commemorated the life of a Black teenager who was recently killed in Ashland. A white man has been charged with second-degree murder in Ellison's death.
Attorneys ‘disappointed’ Medford pressing charges in September homeless camp sweep
Attorneys for nine people arrested in a controversial homeless camp sweep in Medford say they are not deterred by the city’s recent decision to uphold criminal charges.
Medford police clear encampment from park, JPR reporter among 11 arrested
The 'tent city' popped up in Hawthorne Park after the Almeda Fire burned a large swath of the Bear Creek Greenway, driving out homeless campers.