Take it from any parent who ever shopped for Christmas toys: some of them just look so cute and fun, you grab them and head straight for the register. 

But it behooves us to be smart consumers in the toy aisles as well as in the rest of the store. 

OSPIRG, Oregon's public interest research group, just put out its list of toys that pose potential hazards--toxic, choking, or ingested--and found nearly two dozen of them. 

The NO Side On Josephine County's Jail Levy

May 5, 2014

Josephine County voters have a chance to beef up the public safety system through higher property taxes in the May 20 election. 

Measure 17-59 would raise taxes for five years to put more staff--and more inmates--in the county jail and juvenile system. 


When outdoor cooking season arrives, we get the standard warnings about barbecue safety.

Now that the weather has most of us cooking indoors again, we'll hear about the things to keep in mind as we heat food under the roof.