New Sheriffs In Southern Oregon

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Sheriff Gil Gilbertson held the sheriff’s position in Josephine County for two terms. After the preliminary results came in on Tuesday night, Dave Daniel sits in a comfortable lead to take over. Daniel said he is excited to take over as the sheriff. He has served as a police officer for … Continue reading »

Your Vote: Measure 91 “Recreational Pot”

MEDFORD, Ore. — Smoking marijuana, as well as possessing it, will soon be legal for anyone in Oregon. Tonight, a majority of voters are supporting measure 91. That means recreational marijuana will likely soon be legal in Oregon, pending anticipated legislation. Recreational marijuana is being treated as entirely separate from medical. But dispensaries will likely … Continue reading »

Republicans Take the Senate

WASHINGTON — Republicans now have complete control on Capitol Hill. They were expected to keep control of the house, but now they gained the six needed seats to win the senate. The final seat came from republican Joni Ernst in Iowa. Kentucky Senator Mitch Mcconnell pulled out a solid re-election win, and is now in … Continue reading »

Your Vote: Measure 92 “GMO Labeling”

ASHLAND, Ore. — Under Measure 92, genetically engineered foods would be required to be labeled as containing ingredients with GMOs. Those voting “yes” believe this would make it easier on farmers and consumers to separate products from the way they are grown. Those voting “no” believe it would cost Oregon farmers, food companies, taxpayers and … Continue reading »

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 »

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