Lt. Sergi Speaks Out on Investigation

MEDFORD, Ore. — A candidate running for Jackson County Sheriff is speaking out on the current investigation against him. Lieutenant Bob Sergi released a statement on Thursday about the current criminal investigation by the Oregon Department Of Justice into his election campaign. In the statement, Sergi says he has been accused of using addresses from … Continue reading »

Local Seed Growers Support GMO Ban

MEDFORD, Ore.– Local seed growers are speaking out against GMOs, clearing up what they say are “factual issues” on the ballot measure to ban the crops. The Southern Oregon Seed Growers Association said they do not have a stance on the move to ban genetically modified crops. However, during a press conference, Tuesday, at Oregon … Continue reading »

Drought Could Help Save OSU Extension

NEAR JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Supporters of the Jackson County OSU Extension say they hope the drought year will influence voters as they head to the ballot booths next month. A tax district for the Extension will appear on the May ballot — giving voters the chance to weigh in on a levy of about a … Continue reading »

Sheriff Candidates Answer Questions

MEDFORD, Ore. — The three candidates for Jackson County Sheriff made their pitch to voters Thursday. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters, Sheriff’s Deputy Bob Sergi, and Ashland Police Deputy Chief Corey Falls answered questions during a public forum put on by the League of Women Voters. The three candidates took turn answering questions from the … Continue reading »

Four Run for Jackson County Commissioner

MEDFORD, Ore. – Four republican candidates are running for two open Jackson County Commissioner seats. On Tuesday night, the Americans for Prosperity Foundation hosted a candidate forum at the Medford Library. The two candidates running for Commissioner position one are Rick Dyer and Henry Marlowe, and the two candidates running for position three are Colleen Roberts … Continue reading »

DOJ Investigates Sheriff Candidate

MEDFORD, Ore. — One of the three candidates for Jackson County Sheriff is being investigated by the Oregon Department of Justice, based on a complaint filed by the sheriff’s office. The DOJ confirmed it has launched a criminal investigation against Lt. Bob Sergi, and said the complaint came from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Sergi would … Continue reading »

2014 Oregon Legislative Session to Start

SALEM, Ore. — Monday marks the beginning of the 2014 Oregon legislative session and local legislators expect it to be a very fast passed with a variety of issues getting attention. Cover Oregon has been controversial since its launch in October and the website is still not fully functional. Representative Dennis Richardson of Central Point … Continue reading »

Linthicum Challenges Walden in 2014

MEDFORD, Ore – Dennis Linthicum knows his work is cut out for him in his campaign for Congress. His opponent, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Oregon) has won handily each time he has been up for reelection. He’s a key member of the GOP. And they’re both from the Republican Party. But Linthicum said he wants lawmakers … Continue reading »

U.S., Iran Sign Nuclear Deal

GENEVA, Switzerland — Negotiators from six world powers and Iran have reached a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear enrichment program. Negotiators worked into the early morning hours Sunday in Geneva to fine-tune the agreement, which U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry calls a “serious step” toward clearing up Iran’s nuclear intentions. Iran has agreed to … Continue reading »

Curry County Public Safety Levy Fails

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — After a disappointing Election Day for Curry County public safety, the state may have to get involved. Curry County voters decided not to pass a measure to raise 3 million dollars for the sheriff’s office. It called for 134 dollars per 100,000 dollars of assessed property value. 58% of voters said … Continue reading »

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