Articles tagged with: politics

09 May 2014

Local farmers rally against proposed Jackson County GMO-ban

Posted in Local, Politics, Health

Central Point, Ore. -- Dozens of family farmers who support using genetically modified crops gathered in Central Point Friday morning to show their opposition to measure 15-119. Local farmer Jim Fr ...

09 May 2014

Oregonians appear to be leaning towards legalizing recreational marijuana

Posted in Regional, Health

Portland, Ore. -- A new Oregon Public Broadcast poll shows Oregonians appear to be leaning towards legalizing recreational marijuana. The last time Oregonians voted on legalizing marijuana was in 20 ...

08 May 2014

Sheriff's candidate cleared by Oregon Dept. of Justice

Posted in Local, Politics

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 Local, Politics

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 Local, Regional, Politics, 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 Local, Politics

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 Local, Politics, 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 Local, Politics, 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

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 Local, Politics

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 ...