Politics

27 December 2012

Budget Woes For Curry County

Posted in Politics, Local, Regional

Officials in Curry County say public safety and county services are on the line if a financial bailout isn't reached. Officials say the county is more than 3 million dollars in debt and the usual ba ...

27 December 2012

Lawmakers Work To Avert The Fiscal Cliff

Posted in Politics, U.S. & World News

President Obama and lawmakers return to Washington, with just five days left to avert the fiscal cliff. All eyes will be on the Senate after House Republicans said it's up to Senate leadership to re ...

08 November 2012

Using Smart Phones To Tax Drivers On Miles Driven

Posted in Politics, Local

A new pilot program to use smartphones to tax drivers on the miles they drive is up for discussion. Due to hybrid cars, Oregon's gas tax isn't bringing in the funds like it used to and the Oregon D ...

07 November 2012

More Young Voters Turning Out

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Politics, Local

According to some experts, close to 17-million more young people were eligible to vote this election season than four years ago. University students NBC 5 spoke with were optimistic about voter turn ...

07 November 2012

Oregonians Vote No On Taxes, What Does That Mean For The Future?

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Politics, Local

The corporate "kicker" tax set to pass would benefit public schools k-12. An inheritance tax on large estates looking to be phased out and Measure 79 that prohibits real estate transfer taxes.

07 November 2012

Democrats Relieved as President Wins the Whitehouse

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Politics, Local

Nearly 300 people at the Jackson County Democrats' Blue Bash Fundraiser cheered in unison when they heard Barack Obama was projected to be the 44th President of the United States. Attendees said the ...

06 November 2012

Oregon Ballot Measures: Some Get Support Others Slip Away

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Politics, Local

Oregon's marijuana measure 80 failed to pass while two other states with legalization measures are set to pass. Washington and Colorado are set to be the first states in 75 years to legalize marijua ...

06 November 2012

Democratic Viewing Party

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Politics, Local

NBC 5's Christine Pitawanich tells us what is going on at the Democratic Election Viewing Party in Ashland.

06 November 2012

Drop You're Ballot Off Here: A List of Local Drop Boxes

Posted in Politics

Election day has finally arrived, if you weren’t able to mail that ballot no need to worry.Residents have until 8 P.M. tonight to get their ballot into one of these specific election drop boxes.  ...

06 November 2012

Election Day is Here, Presidential Candidates Remain in Statistical Tie

Posted in Politics

The final full day of campaigning is over for the candidates, and election day is here!     President Obama held his final event on Monday in the place where it all began: Des Moines, Iowa.  Th ...