Early Earth Day and Arbor Day

ASHLAND, Ore. — Thousands celebrated Earth Day early at ScienceWorks in Ashland Saturday. There were 65 exhibits showing visitors different technologies, tips for energy conservation, waste management, habitat restoration and even a cardboard city. One of the event coordinators, Paige Prewett, says the focus of the event was education. “All of the exhibitors are here … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: 6th Street

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — From the high hills above downtown Klamath Falls, the view down 6th Street to the railroad viaduct overpass and beyond is spectacular. It’s also unusual for a town in Southern Oregon. “Part of the South 6th Street that we know today actually dates to the 1880′s and probably much earlier, out … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Clues to Illness Trends

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard researchers say Wikipedia searches are more effective and timely than CDC reports, according to a study published in the Journal “PLOS Computational Biology” today. Authors David J. McIver John S. Brownstein found “Wikipedia usage accurately estimated the week of peak ILI activity 17% more often than Google Flu Trends data and was … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Cracking the Egg Code

YONKERS, NY –There are a lot of choices when it comes to eggs in the supermarket and prices can vary widely. Consumer Reports looked into it and found that not all eggs are what they’re cracked up to be. Experts at Consumer Reports tasted various eggs — including supermarket brands, organic eggs, eggs with no … Continue reading »

Rogue River School to Receive New Books

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — The ABC Network and “First Book” reached across the country last month to find schools in need of new books through the “Be Inspired” campaign. NewsWatch 12 asked the community to participate by nominating schools and programs deserving of new books for kids. Southern Oregon entered more nominations than any other … Continue reading »

Thousands of Eggs Dyed for Egg Hunt

Ashland, Ore. — Easter is just two days away and that means it is crunch time for local groups holding Easter egg hunts.  Volunteers at Southern Oregon University are busy dyeing thousands of eggs for one of the most popular egg hunts in Southern Oregon. It’s all for the Rotary Club of Ashland’s 56th Annual … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Ned and Finn

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s Friday and that means it’s time for you to meet NewsWatch 12′s Pet of the Week. This week it’s two cats that are adopted brothers and are being adopted out together. Watch the video to meet Ned and Finn and see how you can take them home.

Terminally Ill Man Does Stand-Up Comedy

ASHLAND, Ore. — Alan “Rosey” Rosenberg was diagnosed with terminal cancer last year. He was given just six months to live without treatment, and one to two years to live with chemotherapy. Rosenberg chose to do the chemo, but has since finished his treatment. In the wake of his diagnosis, Rosenberg decided to start a … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Protecting New Drivers

SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. – Teenagers just getting their drivers license worry many parents.  Statistics show it’s with good reason.  Car crashes are the leading cause of death for young people. The Journal of Adolescent Health published a series of articles aimed at helping reduce those deaths. The reports include: -training new drivers to improve attention control … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Smartphone Security

YONKERS, NY — Smartphone thefts are way up. Based on a just-released survey, Consumer Reports estimates the number of stolen phones nearly doubled in the past year to 3-point-1 million. More than a million smartphones were lost and never recovered. Consumer Reports’ says more than half of smart phone owners don’t secure phones with a … Continue reading »

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