2 WEEKS AFTER COMING TO A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT.... MEDFORD TEACHERS OFFICIALLY APPROVE THEIR NEW CONTRACT.
THE VOTES WERE HANDED IN FRIDAY NIGHT.. AFTER GOING ON STRIKE FOR 16 DAYS AND *NUMEROUS NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT...TEACHERS SAY THEY AGREED ON A 3 YEAR CONTRACT. WHICH THE MEDFORD SCHOOL BOARD ALSO HAS TO APPROVE AND THAT'S EXPECTED TO HAPPEN TONIGHT.
A *NEW PARK WILL BE COMING TO MEDFORD IN A FEW YEARS...
THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE PARK PLAN AND AS THEY PUT-TOGETHER THE FINAL PIECES...
THE WEST PORTION OF CEDAR LINKS GOLF COURSE WILL BE TURNING INTO A PARK .CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS IT WILL HOUSE A PLAYGROUND AND BASKETBALL COURTS WITH CONSTRUCTION IS EXPECTED TO START BY 20-15...
STAFF AT MOUNT ASHLAND SAY THEY'LL MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT BY FRIDAY... ADDRESSING CONCERNS FROM SKIERS AND BOARDERS WHO BOUGHT SEASON PASSES.
THE MOUNTAIN HAS YET TO OPEN IN WHAT HAS BECOME AN HISTORIC AND DISAPPOINTING SEASON. RIGHT NOW THE MOUNTAIN HAS A NO REFUND POLICY FOR SEASON PASS HOLDERS.
A 6.9 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE STRUCK OFF THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST LAST NIGHT.
ACCORDING THE USGS THE QUAKE-HIT ABOUT 50 MILES WEST OF EUREKA AT ABOUT 10:18 LAST NIGHT. WITH REPORTS OF AFTERSHOCKS BETWEEN 3.5 AND 4.6 MAGNITUDE. RESIDENTS IN BOTH MEDFORD AND GRANTS PASS REPORT FEELING THE QUAKE.
THE MEDFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT VOTED AT THEIR WORKSITES YESTERDAY ON WHETHER OR NOT THEY WILL ACCEPT THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT THAT WAS REACHED WITH THE DISTRICT. BALLOTS ARE DUE BACK BY FIVE TONIGHT. THAT'S WHEN VOTES WILL BE COUNTED IF TEACHERS VOTE IN FAVOR OF THE TENTATIVE CONTRACT, THE SCHOOL BOARD WILL NEED TO APPROVE IT AS WELL TO FINALIZE IT. MEDFORD TEACHERS WENT ON STRIKE IN FEBRUARY FOR TWO WEEKS BEFORE A TENTATIVE CONTRACT WAS REACHED WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.
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