Politics

08 January 2014

Online Petition Aims For Stricter Gun Laws In Ashland

Posted in Politics, Local

A petition aims to impose stricter gun laws in the city of Ashland, but it has some worried the proposed restrictions could infringe on their 2nd amendment rights. The group 'Citizens For A Safe Ash ...

06 January 2014

White House Pressing on Long Term Unemployment Benefits

Posted in Politics, Economy

The Obama administration is putting the thumbscrews to Congressional Republicans over long term unemployment extensions. More than 1.3 million Americans who’ve been out of work more than six month ...

06 January 2014

U.S. Senate Back In Session

Posted in Politics

On Capitol Hill this morning, it's back to work for lawmakers, following the holiday recess. Starting today, the senate is back in session, with the upper chamber expected to vote on extending long- ...

02 January 2014

Commissioners Ban Tobacco Use On Umatilla County Properties

Posted in Politics

Umatilla County Commissioners have passed a ban on the use of tobacco on all county-owned properties -- indoor and outdoor. Smokers were already prohibited from lighting up within 25 feet of a coun ...

02 January 2014

New law: Oregon teens bypass DMV driving test with driving school

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Politics, Local, Regional

Teens still need to pass a test, but they can do it with a certified instructor and 100 driving hours under their belt. NBC 5's Roma Villavicencio files this report.

15 November 2013

More Red Light Cameras Proposed For Medford

Posted in Politics

Additional traffic cameras could soon be going up at Medford intersections aimed at catching red-light runners. The medford police department is working to get the cameras approved by the city counc ...

05 November 2013

Special Election Results - November 5th, 2013

Posted in Politics, Local

Information updated as soon as possible. All reports are unofficial. Curry County (Results [PDF]): Total # of voters: 7,681 of 13,251 = 57.97% Measure 8-73 (Law Enforcement 3 year operating levy) ...

07 October 2013

Supreme Court Back In Session

Posted in Politics

The Supreme Court begins its fall session today, after a three month summer recess. There are more than two dozen cases on the high court's fall docket including the 'Equal Protection Clause', age d ...

27 September 2013

Governor Kitzhaber Signs Jenna's Law

Posted in Politics, Sports, Regional

Jenna’s Law was signed by Governor John Kitzhaber on September 16 in a ceremony at the Capitol in Salem. Nine members of Jenna Sneva’s family were present with the young woman, who started a cam ...

25 September 2013

Jackson County Considers Nonpartisan Commissioners

Posted in Politics

The next time you vote for a commissioner in Jackson County, it might be a nonpartisan position. The Jackson County Board of Commissioners is looking at taking party politics out of commissioner rac ...