Homeless Voters May Encounter Problems

MEDFORD, Ore. — Now most Oregon voters received their ballots in the mail last week, except those without addresses to send them too. Homeless people in Oregon, who try to use the address of their shelter as a physical address, may get rejected by the voter system. According to election offices, they are required to … Continue reading »

Richardson Accuses Kitzhaber of “Hiding”

SALEM, Ore. — The Republican Candidate for governor this year, Dennis Richardson, is accusing the current Oregon Governor of hiding. Richardson says the Governor is hiding himself from the press and the public. Richardson called a news conference yesterday to demand that Governor Kitzhaber release public records that have been requested by news organizations. The … Continue reading »

Today is the Last Day to Mail Ballots

MEDFORD, Ore. — The last day for mailing ballots is today. The Jackson County elections office recommends to mail ballots no later than the Thursday before the next Tuesday elections. Over 50 election workers are processing incoming ballots. Voters have until Tuesday evening to deliver their ballots to the elections office or any official drop … Continue reading »

Candidates Run For House District 4

MEDFORD, Ore. — With Dennis Richardson being the Republican Candidate for Governor his current seat for State House in District 4 will be filled by one of two candidates. Darlene Taylor represents the Working Families Party, and is endorsed by the Democratic party. “Jobs of course is number one to help fight the poverty issue, … Continue reading »

Ballot Drop Boxes Now Open

MEDFORD, Ore.– Ballot drop-off locations across Jackson and Josephine Counties are now open. The elections office has been accepting ballots through the mail and at the office, but now people can take their ballots to physical locations. There are ballot boxes outsides the libraries in Ashland, Central Point, Eagle Point, and Rogue River libraries. The … Continue reading »

Community Pitches in for New Bike

MEDFORD, Ore. — A sad kid went to school this morning after learning his fairly new bike was stolen, but thanks to a few Medford residents he had a surprise waiting for him when he got home. Kris Johnson’s father, Josh, was outraged after learning about the fate of the bike. Johnson said there’s a … Continue reading »

GMO Labeling Measure Raising Millions

SALEM, Ore. – The battle over labeling foods in Oregon containing genetically modified organisms is turning into an expensive enterprise. According to the Secretary of State’s Office, nearly $23 million has been raised by campaigns for both sides of Measure 92, with those looking to defeat the proposal out-raising proponents almost 3-to-1. The news comes … Continue reading »

State Investigating Sheriff Winters

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore – The Oregon Secretary of State’s Office is investigating the re-election of Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters, after receiving an allegation of false information in the November Election Voter Pamphlet. According to officials, this type of investigation may lead to criminal charges. NewsWatch 12 has reached out to Sheriff Winter’s for his reaction, but so far he … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Merkley and Wehby

  MEDFORD, Ore.– Senator Jeff Merkley and his challenger Dr. Monica Wehby have been two key players in the race for U.S. Senate during this November’s election. Each candidate spoke separately with Newswatch 12, and explains plans for Southern Oregon if elected, and their campaign so far.

Bates and Dotterrer Debate Big Topics

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Oregon state senator candidates talked through many topics Thursday morning outlining their goals and focus while running for office. The topics included job creation, healthcare, education, O&C lands, driver licenses for undocumented residents, gun control and state budget cuts. Over the last 12 years, current Democratic State Senator Alan Bates has focused a … Continue reading »

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