Sen. Jeff Merkley speaks to the crowd during his Josephine County town hall meeting at the Grants Pass High School Commons on Monday.
By Jeff Duewel of the Daily Courier
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley covered a lot of ground at a town hall meeting on Monday at the Grants Pass High School Commons.
A crowd of about 250 people cheered loudly several times during what was Merkley's eighth town hall in eight days, especially when Merkley reacted to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent termination of an Obama administration policy that took a lenient approach to legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon and other states.
Christian Garfield of North Valley, front, takes control of his match against Rayes Dugas of Illinois Valley at the Rogue River Invitational on Saturday. Garfield won the bout and the 132-pound weight class.
By Will Rubin of the Daily Courier
ROGUE RIVER — Gabe Echaide's victory in the 285-pound weight class led the way for Rogue River High as it placed third with 84 team points among nine schools at its namesake invitational tournament on Saturday.
The Chieftains edged out North Valley, which finished fourth with 82.5 points. Illinois Valley finished seventh with 41 points followed by Glendale (24 points) and Hidden Valley (12 points). Read More »
The man who was shot and killed by authorities in Cave Junction on Friday was wanted in Florida for violent crimes, officials say.
Jeffrey Alan Burleson, 36, was shot and killed by police in the parking lot of the Cave Junction Dairy Queen during a high-risk traffic stop at about 12:30 p.m. Police say Burleson was shot after he displayed a firearm. Read More »
(Clockwise from upper left), Tom (Johnathan Burgess) is bored and wants to leave the house as his mother Amanda (Riley Arnold) tries to force her daughter Laura (Daffni Snyder) on to suitor Jim (David Countiss) in Hidden Valley High School's production of "The Glass Menagerie."
The Hidden Valley High School Drama Club is performing "The Glass Menagerie" in two shows this weekend.
Tennessee Williams' plaintive, semi-autobiographical memory play dramatizes the loneliness and failures of the playwright's family during the 1930s.
Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the school, 651 Murphy Creek Road in Murphy.
Admission is $5 and there will be a bake sale at intermission. Read More »
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The mountains circling Grants Pass can feel like old friends that we see every day. But how much do you know about them? Ever wonder what those mountains are called, and why? The Daily Courier has compiled names and their origins, along with other information, for most of them within sight in an interactive project.
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