Central Point Approves Marijuana Tax

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Central Point City Council passed a second reading of an ordinance on Thursday night that will tax medical and recreational marijuana. Even though the mayor and city councilors have made it very clear that they don’t want any form of marijuana anywhere in Central Point. In a unanimous vote, Central … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Dispensary and Recall

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Gold Hill residents have less than two weeks to decide if they will recall four of their city council members who all voted in support of a medical marijuana dispensary opening in the city. The four councilors at risk of recall are Doug Reischman, Lorraine Parks, Gus Wolf, and Margaret Dials. … Continue reading »

WEB EXTRA: Gold Hill Councilor Statement

GOLD HILL, Ore. – The four Gold Hill city councilors at risk for recall all submitted letters of justification that qualify them for a special vote next month. Monday at 4:30 p.m. was the deadline for the councilors to either submit a statement of justification or resign from their positions. Lorraine Parks, Gus Wolf, Margaret Dials, and Doug … Continue reading »

Open Carry Ordinance Scrapped in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — A plan to restrict open carry of loaded guns in Ashland was thrown out Tuesday night by the Ashland City Council. Councilors have been discussing the ordinance, but at Tuesday night’s meeting decided that it was an “unenforceable law” and therefore scrapped it entirely. It was voted 5 to 1 to trash … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Councilors at Risk for Recall

GOLD HILL, Ore. — A group of Gold Hill residents is fuming after city council members approved ordinances allowing a medical marijuana dispensary to open in the city limits on a 4-2 vote. On Friday morning, about eight people went to the city hall to file to have the four city council members who voted in … Continue reading »

City Explores Options for Jail Beds

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Since August, the city of Grants Pass has rented up to 30 jail beds in an effort to cut down on the number of offenders who are cited and released. That contract will end on July 1st and now city officials are looking for ways to keep those jail beds open. … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Discusses Dispensary Laws

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Tensions were high at Monday night’s Gold Hill City Council meeting as the council discussed new ordinances to potentially allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. Two ordinances passed first readings on 4-2 votes and if they are passed at the second readings, a dispensary could open up as early as next … Continue reading »

Greenery Patients Concerned with Closure

PHOENIX, Ore. — Phoenix city officials are ordering The Greenery to shut down by Friday or face legal action. City officials say The Greenery has been illegally operating as a dispensary for months and passed an injunction to have The Greenery closed. Owners and supporters of The Greenery met Monday night to discuss what they … Continue reading »

Ashland To Make Decision on Normal Ave.

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland City Council is another step closer to making a decision about what to do with the land surrounding Normal Avenue. The nearly 100 acres being discussed is located between East Main Street between Clay Street and Walker Avenue. Ashland officials say the area will not change drastically for several years, but the … Continue reading »

Jacksonville Fire Keeps 24 Hour Schedule

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Jacksonville Fire Department will continue to offer full 24 hour protection to Jacksonville residents. The city council approved the hire of a new employee that saved the department from having to cut their hours by as much as half. If the new staff would not have been approved, the department would be … Continue reading »

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