Politics

06 January 2013

Senator Ron Wyden Addresses Crowd in Town Hall Meeting

Posted in Politics, Local

From the fiscal cliff to the debt ceiling, the drama in Washington may be just beginning. And one man many Oregonian's have their eye's on is senator Ron Wyden. He was in Southern Oregon today to ta ...

05 January 2013

Senator Wyden to Visit Southern Oregon for Town Hall Meetings

Posted in Politics, Local

Well if you want to speak your mind about issues in the community, tomorrow may be the perfect opportunity. Senator Ron Wyden will be holding the first of his annual town hall meetings of 2013 tomor ...

04 January 2013

Oregon Elected Officials To Be Sworn Into Office Friday

Posted in Politics

On Friday, Governor John Kitzhaber will swear in four new state officials who were elected in November.Secretary of State Kate Brown, State Treasurer Ted Wheeler, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, a ...

03 January 2013

113th Congress To Be Sworn In Thursday

Posted in Politics, U.S. & World News

With the fiscal cliff behind them for now, Congress is moving onto a new fight with a new team. The 113th Congress will be sworn in Thursday afternoon. There are 56 new Democrats, 38 new Republicans ...

27 December 2012

Budget Woes For Curry County

Posted in Politics, Local, Regional

Officials in Curry County say public safety and county services are on the line if a financial bailout isn't reached. Officials say the county is more than 3 million dollars in debt and the usual ba ...

27 December 2012

Lawmakers Work To Avert The Fiscal Cliff

Posted in Politics, U.S. & World News

President Obama and lawmakers return to Washington, with just five days left to avert the fiscal cliff. All eyes will be on the Senate after House Republicans said it's up to Senate leadership to re ...

08 November 2012

Using Smart Phones To Tax Drivers On Miles Driven

Posted in Politics, Local

A new pilot program to use smartphones to tax drivers on the miles they drive is up for discussion. Due to hybrid cars, Oregon's gas tax isn't bringing in the funds like it used to and the Oregon D ...

07 November 2012

More Young Voters Turning Out

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Politics, Local

According to some experts, close to 17-million more young people were eligible to vote this election season than four years ago. University students NBC 5 spoke with were optimistic about voter turn ...

07 November 2012

Oregonians Vote No On Taxes, What Does That Mean For The Future?

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Politics, Local

The corporate "kicker" tax set to pass would benefit public schools k-12. An inheritance tax on large estates looking to be phased out and Measure 79 that prohibits real estate transfer taxes.

07 November 2012

Democrats Relieved as President Wins the Whitehouse

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Politics, Local

Nearly 300 people at the Jackson County Democrats' Blue Bash Fundraiser cheered in unison when they heard Barack Obama was projected to be the 44th President of the United States. Attendees said the ...