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District attorney debuts new office

Jackson County officials debuted the new $6.2 million District Attorney’s Office Thursday.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony held at 2 p.m. included public tours of the two-story, 22,342-square-foot building, at 815 W. 53 more words

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Our View: Twice-freed suspect a symptom of overcrowding

It’s the kind of headline that makes a reader stop and say, “What?”

“Bank robbery suspect released twice in a week,” read the headline in Saturday’s paper. 69 more words

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UPDATE: Jackson County seeks to replace aging plow truck fleet

UPDATE 7:35 p.m. – The plow trucks were approved unanimously without discussion by Jackson County Board of Commissioners.

The Jackson County Department of Transportation (JDOT) can now spend $3.2 million to buy 14 new plow/road repair trucks. 416 more words

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Adoptions highlight need for families to take on teens

JACKSON, Mich (WLNS) – A couple from mid-Michigan took a big step Friday and expanded their family by adopting two teenagers.

While it was a joyous celebration at the Jackson County Courthouse, there’s also a serious side to this event. 293 more words

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UPDATE: Boy burned in dangerous Jackson home still in hospital

JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) – It’s now been two weeks since a little boy was badly burned and a house of horrors was discovered in Jackson. 435 more words

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Breidenthal cleared by DOJ in campaign case

Former Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing by the Oregon Department of Justice after a yearlong investigation into allegations of theft, official misconduct and election-law violations regarding his campaign for an office with a little-known advocacy group. 8 more words

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Protesters decry GOP health care plan

Local cardiologist Dr. Jun-Yang Lou said he sees firsthand what happens when people without health insurance forgo preventive care.

Under the Affordable Care Act, 25,173 Jackson County residents gained health insurance subsidized mainly by the federal government, with a portion paid by the state of Oregon, according to the Oregon Health Authority. 7 more words

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