Ballots Delivered for Special Election

MEDFORD, Ore. — Ballots were processed on Friday at the postal plant for Jackson County’s special election. Nearly 120 thousand ballots were dropped off at the plant on Friday, and are expected to hit mailboxes as early as Saturday. The special election was called by the Jackson County Commissioners, and will decide if Jackson County … Continue reading »

Leaders Discuss Marijuana Taxing

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — In March, Jackson County will asks voters if medical and non-medical marijuana should be taxed in the county. This will be a special election, paid for by the county. The election could cost up to $100,000 in county funds. Commissioners say if the tax is approved, those tax dollars will be a quick return … Continue reading »

County Requests Public Lands Study

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Commissioners are asking the state of Oregon to study the transfer of public lands to the state. Commissioners said the big goal is to study the economic benefits before making the move to try to gain back land from the federal level. In the proclamation approved this week, commissioneres called on … 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 »

Letters Center Around Salvage Harvesting

MEDFORD, Ore. — Drafted last week and sent out on Monday a letter from the Jackson County Commissioners was sent to fourteen people including Senator Ron Wyden and he deputy director of the Bureau of Land Management in Washington D.C. The letter highlights the damage to both the environment and tourism industry caused by this … Continue reading »

Commissioners Consider Non-Partisan Race

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County voters could be asked to change the way county commissioners are elected. Wednesday, commissioners discussed the possibility of electing future commissioners in non-partisan elections.  Currently, 23 out of 36 Oregon counties already elect commissioners who are not affiliated to a political party. Several members from the Jackson County Republican Party spoke up … Continue reading »