Josephine County New DA Sworn In

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Josephine County has a new district attorney, after the swearing in of new DA Ryan Mulkins. Mulkins had been the deputy district attorney in Josephine County for eight-years, handling primarily child sex abuse cases. He was outgoing DA Stephen Campbell’s choice as successor, after Campbell decided to step down after three … Continue reading »

Jo. Co. Approves Public Safety Levy

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County elections office just announced this morning that a public safety levy was approved for the May ballot. Nearly 3,000 signatures were turned in this week for verification. Leaders of the effort say this levy will be different than those defeated in the past. They say a survey was … Continue reading »

Public Safety Levy Being Verified

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– The group working towards getting a public safety levy on the May ballot in Josephine County turned in signatures this week. Community United for Safety is the political action committee behind the effort. Representatives from Securing our Safety said it could be verified and official as soon as this week. Several organizations … Continue reading »

A Family First: Passing the Test

    GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Becoming a foster parent in the state of Oregon isn’t a terribly difficult process but the Department of Human Services says it is an involved process. It can also be intrusive. To ensure kids are placed in safe and loving homes foster parent certifiers do in-home checks. Bob Hendrick … Continue reading »

Victim in Deadly Crash Identified

NEAR HUGO, Ore. — Investigators are releasing new information regarding a deadly crash in Josephine County. The crash happened Monday night on the 1,500 block of Three Pines Rd., near Hugo. Investigators said they received reports of a woman who had been run over by a vehicle. When they arrived, troopers found 52-year old Cheryle … Continue reading »

Josephine County Backs Off Pot Ordinance

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County Board of Commissioners is not approving an ordinance regulating marijuana and marijuana products. It would have regulated and imposed a 10 percent tax on the production, transportation and transfer of marijuana and marijuana products. The ordinance also had proposed anyone involved in using or handling marijuana or marijuana … Continue reading »

Walmart Purse Theft Arrest

Grants Pass, Ore.– Two people are behind bars for stealing a woman’s purse in the Wal-Mart parking lot earlier this month. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said a woman called in to report the theft around 9 a.m., January 7th. They said the woman was unloading her bags into the trunk of her … Continue reading »

Sheriff Dave Daniel Ready for Duty

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Newly elected Sheriff, Dave Daniel won the November elections with 56 percent of all votes in his favor. On Monday, he was sworn into office and is officially taking over. “Well it’s exciting, it’s time for change, something a little bit different, maybe a different vision in the Sheriff’s office,” said … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Process

  GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents.  In Josephine County, DHS statistics show 76% of … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Parents

  GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents. The goal of foster care is always to … Continue reading »

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