Library Measure on Ballot

MEDFORD, Ore. — A ballot measure to help keep Jackson County libraries open is set to go on to the May ballot. Jackson County Commissioners approved the plan this week. If it is passed, it would create a special county-wide library district. A property tax of 60 cents per thousand dollars of assessed value will … Continue reading »

Jackson Co. Libraries in Budget Trouble

MEDFORD, Ore. — Widespread budget deficits are affecting county programs and departments across Southern Oregon. The Jackson County Library System could be the latest to feel the cuts. Jackson County Libraries are facing more than a $250,000 budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year. In order to make up for the loss, library officials and … 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 »