Obama Reacts to Election Fallout

WASHINGTON — Election results show that Congress is now in the hands of the Republicans. President Obama may be reaching across the aisle a lot in his last two years. Yesterday, the President made his first comments since the Republican Party’s big night. During that time, he gave the party credit for running good campaigns. … Continue reading »

Oregon Gubernatorial Results

SALEM, Ore. — In our state, Governor Kitzhaber takes the win for re-election. Political analysts say Kitzhaber is the winner over Representative Dennis Richardson, 49% to 45%. Kitzhaber served two non-consecutive terms from 1995 to 2003, before being elected for his current and third term. Now he will serve a fourth term and continue as … Continue reading »

Final Election Day Preps Underway

MEDFORD, Ore. — As of this afternoon, 16 percent of registered voters in Jackson County had turned in their ballots, and officials expect that number to increase to twenty percent by the end of the day. Tuesday morning, Jackson County Clerk Chris Walker ran a test on the tabulator’s software to make sure the system … 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 »

Ballot Drop Sites Open Until 8 p.m.

Counties across Oregon that are taking part in the May 2013 Special Election need voter ballots by 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. It is too late for voters to mail in their ballots. However, ballots can be returned to any of these official drop-off sites in Jackson, Josephine, Curry, Klamath and Lake counties. JACKSON COUNTY … Continue reading »

Ballot Measure Could Make Big Splash

MEDFORD, Ore.  — With Hawthorne Pool closed and Jackson Pool in need of an expansion and overhaul, Medford residents will have to make a decision at the polls this November. Ballot Measure 15-115 would allow for a $14.5 million bond that would pay for two brand-new swimming facilities. Swim Medford chairman Rich Hansen thinks with … Continue reading »