Politics

08 May 2014

Sheriff's candidate cleared by Oregon Dept. of Justice

Posted in Politics, Local

Medford, Ore. -- The Oregon Department of Justice has dropped an investigation into Jackson County Sheriff candidate Bob Sergi, saying there is insufficient evidence to move forward.Sergi was accuse ...

06 May 2014

Ashland residents speak out about new Normal Neighborhood Plan

Posted in Politics, Local

Ashland, Ore. -- Ashland City Council members tabled talks Tuesday night on the new Normal Neighborhood plan. It's a proposal to develop 94 acres in Southern Ashland's urban growth boundary.Most of ...

05 May 2014

Medical marijuana dispensary moratoriums in another 14 cities, 1 county

Posted in Politics, Local, Regional, Health

(OPB) Fourteen more cities and another county have submitted their moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries to the Oregon Health Authority. Now, 142 of Oregon's 242 cities and 26 of 36 countie ...

05 May 2014

Josephine County Commissioners look for public input on medical marijuana facilities

Posted in Politics, Local

Cave Junction, Ore. -- Josephine County Commissioners hold the first of a few town hall meetings getting input from the public on medical marijuana dispensaries.The city of Cave Junction itself has ...

05 May 2014

Entrepreneur looks to open medical marijuana dispensary in Gold Hill

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Politics, Local, Health

Gold Hill, Ore. -- Brie Malarkey, co-owner of Breeze Botanicals in Gold Hill is planning to sell local farm-made products at her store located at 315 Second Avenue in the Gold Dust Center. Her produ ...

05 May 2014

UPDATE: Judge revokes Mary Jane's Attic's business license

Posted in Politics, Local, Health

Update (5/13 4pm):  On Tuesday, a judge upheld the city's decision to shut down MaryJane's Attic and MaryJane's Basement. The owner of the business, Marlene Nuckols, says the store is not a dispen ...

02 May 2014

Ashland to vote on 94 acre development plan

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Politics, Local

Ashland, Ore. -- Tuesday, May 6th, the Ashland City Council will vote on adopting the Normal Neighborhood Plan. It's a refined version of a 1960's development plan sitting on 94-acres of private pro ...

02 May 2014

Political Chat: National money flowing to Oregon's Senate primary

Posted in Politics

Salem, Ore. -- (OPB) On Fridays, OPB talks politics. This week has been full of political news. Cover Oregon's leaders want to switch from their broken website to the federal healthcare.gov - but t ...

02 May 2014

JaCo ballots to hit mailboxes this Saturday

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Politics, Local

Medford, Ore. -- The Jackson County Clerk, Chris Walker, said the GMO issue is part of the reason for a surge in registered voters. She said more people registered for this primary than the last pre ...

02 May 2014

Tractors roll in support to ban GMO's

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Politics, Local

Medford, Ore. -- 18 tractors from various Jackson County farms rolled through downtown Medford Friday afternoon, expressing their views on ballot measure 15-119.  "18 days, 18 trailers. All the fa ...