Del Norte Considers “State of Jefferson”

DEL NORTE, Calif. — The movement to create a 51st state is gaining traction, with another Northern California county promising a vote. There’s an attempt to make a so-called “State of Jefferson” out of Northern California counties, who have said they are not being represented in their state. The man leading the attempt said the … Continue reading »

Group Pushes to Reallocate Lottery Funds

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A group of citizens say they have a new plan to restore the criminal justice system in Josephine County and also give millions of dollars to other counties across Oregon. Securing Our Safety is made up of citizens in Josephine County. They formed after the failed criminal justice tax levy. The group is wanting to move control … Continue reading »

Firefighters Push for Ballot Measure

PHOENIX, Ore. — Ballot measure 15 -112 would allow Fire District 5 a bond worth 1.8 million dollars to improve and replace equipment at the Phoenix, Talent and Ashland stations. Saturday morning, some firefighters from Fire District 5 canvassed neighborhoods in the Phoenix area handing out pamphlets with information on the ballot measure. Opponents of … Continue reading »