Articles tagged with: Politics

09 June 2014

Report: Property tax losses continue to grow

Posted in Regional, Politics, Economy

Portland, Ore. -- (Portland Tribune/Pamplin Media Group) Local governments will be unable to collect $212 million this year in property taxes, including almost $100 million specifically approved by ...

09 June 2014

Preliminary injunction placed on Greenery

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

Phoenix, Ore. -- A judge sides with the City of Phoenix and the medical marijuana facility "The Greenery" will remain closed for now.Basing his decision on federal law Jackson County Judge Ron D. Gr ...

04 June 2014

Sit-in protesters arrested at Walden's Bend office

Posted in Regional, Politics

Bend, Ore. -- (KTVZ) As about a dozen supporters rallied outside, a man and woman protesting Republicans' inaction on immigration reform staged a sit-in at Rep. Greg Walden's Bend office Wednesday, ...

04 June 2014

Liquor privatization effort shelved this year

Posted in Regional, Politics

Salem, Ore. -- (Pamplin Media Group) Advocates announced Wednesday they will abandon their effort to end the state monopoly on liquor sales in Oregon. Although they had an already-approved version ...

03 June 2014

Decision 2014: Siskiyou County's Measure C fails

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Local, Politics

Yreka, Cali. -- Siskiyou County's Measure C, the measure to create a new territory, appears to have failed this far in the polls. For the latest results, go to http://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/

03 June 2014

Medical marijuana dispensary opening in Gold Hill

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

Gold Hill, Ore. -- The Rogue Valley is about to have its first fully legal medical marijuana dispensary. The Gold Hill City Council voted 4-2 Monday night to change city code to pave way for the dis ...

02 June 2014

Gold Hill could soon be the first Southern Oregon city to allow dispensaries

Posted in Local, Politics, Health

Gold Hill, Ore. -- It looks like Gold Hill could have the next legal medical marijuana dispensary in Southern Oregon. The Gold Hill City Council approved final readings on two ordinances dealing w ...

30 May 2014

Congress moves to protect medical marijuana

Posted in Politics, U.S. & World News, Health

For the first time, Congress is taking action to protect – not condemn – medical marijuana use. Friday the GOP led U.S. House passed a measure that would prohibit the drug enforcement agency fr ...

22 May 2014

Elections office dealing with "problem" ballots

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local, Politics

Medford, Ore. -- Jackson County voters may be done casting their ballots, but the work to certify them is far from over. The clerk's office only has 14 days to help voters fix any problems. Ballots ...

22 May 2014

Klamath Basin water legislation introduced in Senate

Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted in Local, Politics

Klamath Falls, Ore. - A senate bill has been introduced, aimed at solving water conflicts in the Klamath Basin...but the legislation isn't without opposition. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley int ...