Politics

01 July 2014

Border children: refugee crisis

Posted in Politics, U.S. & World News

(NBC News)  One day after he declared immigration reform dead, President Obama ran into the realities of trying to fix, on his own, a system flooded by the new wave of children arriving at the U.S. ...

30 June 2014

Obama says he'll go it alone on immigration

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

(NBC News) President Obama vowed Monday to use executive actions to address illegal immigration and the ongoing humanitarian crisis developing along the U.S. border. Mr. Obama said obstructionism by ...

30 June 2014

Corporations and contraception

Posted in Politics, U.S. & World News

(NBC News)  The United States Supreme Court has ruled that for-profit companies can claim a religious exemption to the contraceptive insurance mandate of the Affordable Care Act. It's a narrow vict ...

23 June 2014

Local beekeepers react to Obama's bee task force

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Politics, Local, Economy

Ashland, Ore. -- Southern Oregon beekeepers are celebrating a new plan by president Obama. The White House is putting together a task force to look into the drastic decline of honey bees and other ...

19 June 2014

"Targeted Military Action" ahead in Iraq

Posted in Politics, U.S. & World News

(NBC News)  There will be no U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, at least not for now.  President Obama announced Thursday he's sending more U.S. advisers instead. "There is no military solution inside of Ir ...

12 June 2014

Dispensary generates money for Gold Hill

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

Gold Hill, Ore. -- After only four days of business, Breeze Botanicals the medical marijuana dispensary in Gold Hill has already generated hundreds of dollars for the city. The managing owner, Brie ...

09 June 2014

Report: Property tax losses continue to grow

Posted in Politics, Regional, 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

Medford teachers expected to sign new contract by Friday

Posted in Politics, Local

Medford, ORe. -- Months after reaching a tentative agreement Medford teachers are expected to sign their new contract by the end of the week. Medford Superintendent Dr. Phil long says it's taken a ...

09 June 2014

Rogue Valley's first legal dispensary opened Monday

Posted in Politics, Local, Health

Gold Hill, Ore. -- The Rogue Valley's first legal medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors to patients for the first time Monday. Breeze Botanicals is in Gold Hill. Patients who use cannabis ...

09 June 2014

Local veteran describes health care delays

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Politics, Local

Medford, Ore -- According to a new audit released Monday by the Department of Veteran Affairs, wait times for Oregon veterans are among some of the longest in the country. The VA facility in White C ...