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Belushi's cannabis crush
Jim Belushi has a lifetime of memories shaped by cannabis. When he talks about Oregon’s favorite weed, he reflects on his family, the fun times at “Saturday Night Live” and, yeah, his rocking 2018 harvest party. The famous actor, singer and community supporter describes a spiritual connection to the marijuana he’s growing on his 93-acre spread near Eagle Point, known as the Belushi Farm, and its 22,000-square-foot state licensed grow....  more

County buys land for a new jail
The Jackson County Board of Commissioners unanimously authorized $6. 56 million from the county’s general fund today to purchase more than 47 acres of property near the sheriff’s office for the next jail. “I think we got a really good purchase,” County Administrator Danny Jordan said. “It’s zoned properly, there’s not residential, they’re not going to have competing interests, we should have very little push back on it. ”...  more

Running for the dead
After five years of co-organizing the Day of the Dead Race, Chela Sanchez has seen participants show up for all kinds of reasons. “We have some hardcore runners who they just want to run, they don’t care about face painting,” she said. “Even though our shirts say, ‘I dedicate my run to…’ in the back, they’re just like, I don’t care about my race shirt, I just want to get the best time. That’s fine. We love those people....  more

Diners didn't want their meals smoked
During this summer’s wildfire smoke siege, the base of potential diners for Ashland's  Greenleaf Restaurant was “halved,” cutting sales by roughly a hefty 50 percent and making their creekside dining a place customers didn’t want to go. “It turned summer into something like you’d see in September or October,” says Manager Charlie Bass. “No one was out....  more

10 things to know for Wednesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PROBE INTO KHASHOGGI CASE FAR FROM OVER. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Turkey, where a newspaper detailed the alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in gruesome detail. 2. ‘NO, I THINK I’M HELPING PEOPLE’ In a wide-ranging interview the AP, Trump says he won’t accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November. 3....  more

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