Articles tagged with: politics

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 ...

21 May 2014

Group gathering signatures to label GMO foods in Oregon

Posted in Local, Politics, Health

Medford, Ore. -- The battle against GMO's in Oregon is now moving on to labeling. Using the momentum of the GMO measure here in Jackson County the group "Oregon Right to Know" started gathering sign ...

21 May 2014

GMO ban: what's next?

Posted in Local, Politics

Jackson County, Ore. -- A historical victory passing measure 15-119 a ban on GMO Farming, according to Our Family Farms Coalition. Elise Higley of the coalition said "we are just forever grateful fo ...

21 May 2014

Klamath County passes 2 levies, hires new commissioner

Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted in Local, Politics

Klamath Falls, Ore. - Klamath County voters hired a new commissioner, and passed two tax levies Tuesday night. Commissioner-elect Kelley Minty Morris says she'll have one top priority when she takes ...

20 May 2014

Decision 2014: GMO ban passes in Jackson & Josephine Counties

Posted in Local, Politics

Family farmers in Southern Oregon celebrated a major victory with voters passing measure 15 -119 in Jackson County. At last check the measure had a 66% yes vote to ban genetically modified crops. Th ...

20 May 2014

Jackson County Sheriff candidate Corey Falls weighs in on election

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local, Politics

Medford, Ore. -- According to unofficial election results out of the Jackson County Clerks Office on Tuesday evening, Deputy Chief Corey Falls who is currently with the Ashland Police Department is ...