Politics

05 March 2014

What doctors are saying about medical marijuana

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

Medford, Ore. -- It's no secret. Medical marijuana is a controversial issue, despite states across the country starting to legalize or loosen restrictions. NBC 5 spoke with three doctors to try and ...

05 March 2014

Government Accountability Office agrees to look into Cover Oregon

Posted in Politics, Local, Health

Washington D.C. -- The U.S. Government will examine the use of federal funds involved in the Cover Oregon website. The online insurance portal has not let anyone self-enroll since it launched last f ...

05 March 2014

Historic agreement reached on Upper Klamath Basin water

Posted in Politics, Local

Klamath Falls, Ore. -- The Klamath Tribes, the U.S. Department of Interior, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, and Upper Klamath Basin irrigators ...

04 March 2014

Outrage after Phoenix City Council temporarily bans medical marijuana dispensaries

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

Phoenix, Ore. -- Medical marijuana patients in Phoenix are angry after the city voted in favor of a four-month ban on medical marijuana dispensaries Monday night. "I'm furious, I'm absolutely furiou ...

03 March 2014

Medical Marijuana Dispensary: Applicants from all walks of life

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Politics, Local, Regional, Health

Medford, Ore. -- As medical marijuana dispensaries are now legal, applicants from all walks of life are looking to cash-in on the growing marijuana industry.Shady Cove resident, Kathleen Payne is on ...

03 March 2014

Medical marijuana dispensaries applications start today

Written by Jennifer Elliott, Posted in Politics, Local, Regional, Health

At 8:30 a.m. this morning, several people around the state applied for a medical marijuana dispensary license. That's because the business of cannabis is now legal in Oregon.The application took jus ...

03 March 2014

Medical marijuana dispensaries are now legal in Oregon

Posted in Politics, Local, Regional, Health

Medford, Ore. -- It's been bumpy road toward dispensary legalization in the state of Oregon. It's something both state and local lawmakers have been debating on. Now the wait is on to see what's nex ...

02 March 2014

Hornbrook volunteer firefighters walk off the job

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Politics, Local

Hornbrook, Cali. -- The Hornbrook Volunteer Fire Department walked off the job Wednesday. Assistant Fire Chief, Lee Buckley said, "It breaks my heart because the communities going to suffer."  Buck ...

28 February 2014

SOU & faculty tight-lipped about tentative contract agreement

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Politics, Local

Ashland, Ore. -- Medford teachers have not decided when they'll take a formal vote on their contract and now there are questions Friday night in Ashland about whether faculty at Southern Oregon Univ ...

28 February 2014

Ukraine unrest

Posted in Politics, U.S. & World News

Ukraine (NBC News) -- Today we could see Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich for the first time since he fled the country. He's expected to hold a news conference in Russia. And there's concern Ru ...