Politics

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 ...

27 February 2014

GMO ban supporters get organized to fight

Posted in Politics, Local, Health

Medford, Ore. -- The fight against GMO's in Jackson County got organized Thursday night. The group "Our Family Farms Coalition" met at their new headquarters in downtown Medford's Woolworth buildi ...

27 February 2014

Bill to study free community college moves to Governor's desk

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

Medford, Ore. -- A bill that could eventually lead to free tuition at Oregon's community colleges is on it's way to Governor Kitzhaber's desk. Senate bill 1524 would allow the Oregon Higher Educatio ...

27 February 2014

Could medical marijuana dispensaries boost tourism?

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

Ashland, Ore. -- Medical marijuana dispensaries will be legal in Oregon on March 3rd. It's still a hotly debated issue with some cities banning dispensaries and others allowing them. Since Oregon is ...

26 February 2014

Afghan pullout

Posted in Politics, U.S. & World News

(NBC News) President Obama is drawing the line with Afghanistan. Sign an agreement to ensure any troops we leave there are safe, or all of them are coming home by the end of this year.  The U.S. ha ...

25 February 2014

Klamath Union High School targeted for renovation, bond measure

Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted in Politics, Local

Klamath Falls, Ore. -- Voters in Klamath Falls could be asked in November to pay for a major renovation of Klamath Union High School. Klamath Falls City Schools Maintenance Director Wayne Huggins be ...

25 February 2014

Setting up shop, part 2

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

Medford, Ore. -- On March 3rd, medical marijuana dispensaries will begin opening in Oregon. In fact, experts predict anywhere from 250 to 400 will open their doors this year. That number is equal to ...