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 »

Recall Effort to Begin Wednesday

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — One activist who has been vocal in his opposition to this November’s ballot measures was excited both that the measures were defeated, but also because it was a landslide which he said sends a loud and clear message. This might just be the beginning. An effort to have a total recall … Continue reading »

November 2013 Special Election Results

Some voters in Oregon took part in the Special Election on Nov. 5, which included several measures dealing with money. Here are the unofficial results from the elections in Jackson, Josephine, Curry, Lake and Klamath counties: Jackson County: Measure 15-120 Five-Year Local Option Tax for operations: The purpose of this local option tax is to … Continue reading »

Ballots Out for Special Election

MEDFORD, Ore. — Election officers across Southern Oregon are preparing for the November special election. The Josephine County Clerk’s Office prepared its equipment on Tuesday, checking its ballot tabulation machine. Over at the Jackson County Office, staff are waiting to get returned ballots soon. This year, voters will choose whether to continue a 5-year local … Continue reading »

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