Scooping Out Ice Cream for Measure 92

ASHLAND, Ore.– A Ben and Jerry’s ice cream truck is on a tour through Oregon, scooping out ice cream and information about Measure 92. If passed, the “Right to Know” initiative will require food manufactures to label all food sold in the state, if they have genetically engineered ingredients. The frozen treat tour started at … Continue reading »

Ballot Drop Boxes Now Open

MEDFORD, Ore.– Ballot drop-off locations across Jackson and Josephine Counties are now open. The elections office has been accepting ballots through the mail and at the office, but now people can take their ballots to physical locations. There are ballot boxes outsides the libraries in Ashland, Central Point, Eagle Point, and Rogue River libraries. The … Continue reading »

Multi-Party Ballot Affiliations

MEDFORD, Ore. — Colleen Roberts and Kevin Talbert are running against each other for Jackson County Commissioner Position Three, but Roberts is running as both the republican and democratic candidate, while Talbert represents the Independent Party. Roberts, who is a registered Republican, won the Republican Primary Election in May. According to the Jackson County Elections … Continue reading »

Home Rule Charter Measure Concerns

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — When Oregon voters cast ballots in the next three weeks, some will be asked whether to create a new way of running their county governments, and it includes some counties in our area. The issue seems to stem from persistent money problems in many Oregon counties–NewsWatch 12′s Ron Brown took a … Continue reading »

Josephine County Holds Candidate Forum

GRANTS PASS, Ore. –  Josephine county voters have the opportunity to vote for one of nine candidates running for a county commissioner seat this May. The first candidate forum was held in Grants Pass on Wednesday night, allowing the public to hear from each person about key issues facing the struggling county. Most questions focused on … Continue reading »

Debate Series Helps Educate Voters

MEDFORD, Ore. — Election day is now less than a month away and ballots will be mailed out in about two weeks. We spoke with Craig Fronek, KCMX radio host, about a new debate series that should help voters get to know a little bit more about the measures and candidates they’re voting for this … Continue reading »

Josephine County Voters’ Pamphlet Out

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — The Josephine County Voters’ pamphlet for the May 20, 2014 Primary Election is officially out and posted to the County Clerk’s website.  The last day to register to vote or change your party affiliation for the Primary Election is April 29th. Ballots are scheduled to be mailed to the registered voters of … Continue reading »

Medford School Board Elections

MEDFORD, Ore. — Candidates were vying for three positions on the Medford School Board for the Special Election. Initial results show Larry Nicholson leading for Position 1, and incumbents Jeff Thomas and Tricia Prendergast leading for Positions 2 and 3. Medford’s superintendent, Phil Long, says the elections show the community is still invested in the … Continue reading »