Voters Show More Support for Libraries

MEDFORD, Ore. — Seven years after Jackson County voters rejected a tax levy to fund libraries, opinions may have have changed, and now the libraries will stay open with the creation of a special tax district. Voters approved a measure to create a special five-person board, who will enact a tax of up to 60 … Continue reading »

Library Supporters Making Final Push

MEDFORD, Ore. – Supporters of a ballot measure to help fund Jackson County Libraries were out making a last-minute push for votes Tuesday night. Measure 15-122 would create a permanent library taxing district and create a five-person board to oversee library funding. The board could impose a tax of up to 60 cents per $1,000 … Continue reading »

25 for 25: 2007

November 22, 2010 To mark NewsWatch 12’s 25th anniversary, we are taking a look back into our archives at some of the stories that made major headlines in Southern Oregon and Northern California. In 2007, a debate swirled around the future of Jackson County Library Services. Jackson County libraries were closed for six months and … Continue reading »