Leaders Discuss Marijuana Taxing

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — In March, Jackson County will asks voters if medical and non-medical marijuana should be taxed in the county. This will be a special election, paid for by the county. The election could cost up to $100,000 in county funds. Commissioners say if the tax is approved, those tax dollars will be a quick return … Continue reading »

Elected Officials Take Oath of Office

MEDFORD, Ore., — A handful of elected and reelected Jackson County officials were sworn in Monday at a ceremony in Medford.   Corey Falls officially became the first new Sheriff in Jackson County in a more than a decade. Sheriff Falls say he will focus on decreasing domestic abuse and having a department which is … Continue reading »

Corey Falls New Jackson County Sheriff

MEDFORD, Ore. — A new year brought a new Sheriff in Jackson County for the first time in more than a decade. Monday morning’s swearing in ceremony was short and simple, but it means a new chapter for Jackson County law enforcement. Corey Falls beat out Incumbent Mike Winters in the November election and took his … Continue reading »

“Challenged Ballots” Being Counted

MEDFORD, Ore. — The election may be over but not all votes have been counted. The Oregon Secretary of State is releasing their list of “challenge ballots,” and for the first time they’re telling the public who didn’t have their vote counted because of a signature error. Challenge ballots happen every year and just have … Continue reading »

New Sheriffs In Southern Oregon

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Sheriff Gil Gilbertson held the sheriff’s position in Josephine County for two terms. After the preliminary results came in on Tuesday night, Dave Daniel sits in a comfortable lead to take over. Daniel said he is excited to take over as the sheriff. He has served as a police officer for … Continue reading »

Bates Leads Senate District 3 Vote

MEDFORD, Ore. — Alan Bates and Dave Dotterrer went head to head for State Senate District 3. The district covers a significant part of Southern Oregon. This is not the first time Alan Bates and Dave Dotterrer have faced off for the senate seat. In 2010, Bates edged out Dotterrer in a very tight race. Bates … Continue reading »

Results on Oregon State Measures

SALEM, Ore. — Voters have decided on 7 state measures in this election. Measure 92, which would require labeling GMO foods, is still too close to call, and Measure 91, legalizing recreational marijuana, has passed. Measure 92 Yes: 48.81% No: 51.19% Measure 91 Yes: 54.21% No: 45.79% Voters reject Measure 90, which would have changed … Continue reading »

Your Vote: Measure 91 “Recreational Pot”

MEDFORD, Ore. — Smoking marijuana, as well as possessing it, will soon be legal for anyone in Oregon. Tonight, a majority of voters are supporting measure 91. That means recreational marijuana will likely soon be legal in Oregon, pending anticipated legislation. Recreational marijuana is being treated as entirely separate from medical. But dispensaries will likely … Continue reading »

New Sheriffs for Jackson & Josephine Co.

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County will have its first new sheriff in 12 years. Corey Falls beat out the current sheriff, Mike Winters. The preliminary results showed Falls up at about 77%, against Winters at 22%. “It’s extremely humbling,” said Falls. “The support I’ve gotten throughout this process has been humbling and I really appreciate … Continue reading »

Bates Defeats Dotterer for State Senate

SALEM, Ore. — One of the most visible races this election cycle is Republican Dave Dotterrer’s attempt to unseat Democrat Alan Bates. Incumbent Alan Bates is likely keeping his seat. Results on Election Night show Senator Bates has a strong lead. This is not the first time Alan Bates and Dave Dotterrer have faced off for … Continue reading »

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