Politics

08 April 2014

Dispensary ban heads to 2nd reading in Gold Hill

Posted in Politics, Local

Gold Hill, Ore. -- The city of Gold Hill voted for a temporary ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. The city council heard it's first reading Tuesday night of a proposed ordinance that would est ...

08 April 2014

Merkley: "Progress has stalled" on equal pay

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Politics, Local, U.S. & World News

Medford, Ore. -- Over the phone, U.S. Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley pledged his support for Presidents Obama's executive actions over equal pay, saying the wage disparity takes food off the table. "T ...

07 April 2014

Jackson County to receive $6 million in federal timber funds

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Politics, Local, Economy

Medford, Ore. -- Jackson County will receive $6 million in federal timber payments within the next few weeks. The amount is something County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal called pennies compared to ...

04 April 2014

DOJ investigating Sheriff candidate alleged election violation

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Politics, Local

Medford, Ore.-- A Jackson County Sheriff candidate is being investigated by the Oregon Department of Justice for an alleged elections law violation. Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy,  Lieutenant Bob ...

04 April 2014

Money pouring in for local GMO ban campaign

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Politics, Local

Medford, Ore. -- A highly polarized measure that would ban genetically modified organisms in Jackson County will come before voters next month. The measure has two political action committees facing ...

02 April 2014

Grants Pass bans medical marijuana dispensaries

Posted in Politics, Local, Health

Grants Pass, Ore.-- The city council voted unanimously Wednesday night to adopt a moratorium that will temporarily ban medical marijuana dispensaries in Grants Pass until May of 2015. They took it ...

02 April 2014

Ashland votes in favor of limited ban on medical marijuana dispensaries

Posted in Politics, Local, Health

Ashland, Ore. -- The Ashland City Council voted Tuesday night to temporarily ban dispensaries in city limits in certain areas. The councilors went back and forth for hours on different motions, fina ...

01 April 2014

Ashland cracking down on illegal rentals

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Politics, Local

Ashland, Ore. -- The city of Ashland is cracking down on home owners who illegally rent out their homes to tourists. Ashland's new Code Compliance Specialist Kevin Flynn said he's investigated nearl ...

31 March 2014

Marijuana goes mainstream

Posted in Politics, Local, Regional, Economy, Health

Eugene, Ore. -- (The Register-Guard) There was an unmistakable feeling of excitement among the approximately 400 attendees of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference Sunday at the Hilton Eu ...

29 March 2014

Open carry day at Lithia Park

Posted in Politics, Local

Ashland, Ore.--  An ordinance in Ashland against loaded open carry guns will be voted on May 6th. But not everyone is happy about that. Saturday at Ashland's Lithia Park a group got together with t ...