Domestic Assault in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – One man has been arrested and one woman has been hospitalized after a domestic disturbance early Sunday morning in Grants Pass. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS) patrol officers responded to 1402 Cherry Lane just after midnight on Sunday, after officers were advised that the woman was seeking refuge at … Continue reading »

Dispute Could Be Headed to Court

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A dispute over the location of a new low income housing complex is headed to an appeals committee and possibly to court. Just across the street from the Maple Park townhomes are empty lots and the Housing Authority of Jackson County is hoping those will become options for low income housing. … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Revisits Dispensary Options

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Last month, the city of Grants Pass made a decision to not allow medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits. Now, they are revisiting the issue, but only to clamp down even harder. Grants Pass resident and medical marijuana card holder David Fantone uses edible marijuana items to relieve pain. He said … Continue reading »

Flying Lessons in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Spring flying lessons are starting up at the Josephine County Airport. Flight courses as well as ground courses are being offered for anyone interested in getting their pilot’s license. The ground school is starting up on March 29th. Flight instructors say people will learn basic rules, regulations, and navigation techniques. “Its … Continue reading »

Mental Health Help for Kids Gets Boost

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — More than half a million dollars in grants are coming to a southern Oregon organization that helps kids with a diagnosis of a  mental health illness. Kairos, which used to be known as SOASTC, is in Grants Pass. It will now have $275,000 dollars from the Ford Family Foundation and $250,000 from … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Upholding City Ordinance

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  In order for a business to have a license in Grants Pass, it must operate legally at a federal, state and local level. Medical marijuana dispensaries will become legal in Oregon come March, but that doesn’t mean change is coming to Grants Pass. Grants Pass city councilors have reviewed the city’s ordinance … Continue reading »

Fire Training in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass fire crews began a special training for vehicle fires, thanks to a piece of equipment which travels around the state. A modified vehicle with fuel tanks controlled by the fire crews belongs to the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training and is making its first appearance in Grants … Continue reading »

Petitions Submitted for Public Safety

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County residents are a step closer to voting again on a plan to restore public safety services. Nearly 2,500 signatures on petitions was delivered to the Josephine County Clerk’s Office Wednesday to put a safety levy on the May ballot, about 500 more than required. Elections workers are now checking … Continue reading »

Residents Plan to Appeal Housing

GRANTS PASS, Ore. –   Dozens of lots have sat empty at the Maple Park townhome development after initial plans of nearly 90 units. The city has approved plans for subsidized housing to fill in these lots, and residents hope city council will reconsider. “We expected more of the same. We didn’t expect low income housing … Continue reading »

Burglary Turns Into Death Investigation

  GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Behind the caution tape outside at Innovative Woodworx LLC, Oregon State Police are gathering evidence on how an attempted burglary turned into a death investigation. “It was a burglary in progress that got interrupted. At some point before officers could respond, the suspect that was inside had some sort of … Continue reading »

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