25 for 25: 1996

November 9, 2010

To mark NewsWatch 12’s 25th anniversary, we are taking a look back into our archives at some of the stories that made major headlines in Southern Oregon and Northern California.

This time, we turn to politics. In the past two-and-a-half decades, there probably has been no more bizarre episode than that of former 2nd District Congressman Wes Cooley.

After serving one term, questions about Cooley’s honesty and integrity grew until he was forced to quit a run for a second term.