Also in this edition: Oregon & Health and Science University will shell out tens of thousands of dollars for animal welfare violations. Plus, Oregon and Japan have struck an interesting transportation deal.
Last month, a Grants Pass officer who was searching in the dark for a criminal suspect shot and killed a resident who stepped out of his house with a gun. On Thursday, a Josephine County grand jury concluded the shooting was justified.
Southern Oregon University has a challenging financial path ahead as it deals with declining enrollment. SOU president Rick Bailey told faculty and staff on Tuesday morning that the university is facing a nearly $5 million deficit in the coming year.
The clarity of Crater Lake, Oregon's only national park, has remained uncompromised for decades. But other changes are afoot, many of them wrought by a warming climate. Some of these changes have profound implications for the lake’s ecology — and perhaps for its iconic appearance.