Libraries to Extend Hours

MEDFORD, Ore.– Jackson County Libraries will be expanding their hours starting in 2015. Permanent funding approved by voters in the May election will allow libraries to add a total of 58 hours per week. Eleven out of 15 county libraries will be adding hours. This includes an additional 16 hours for the Medford branch every … 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 »

Voter Registration Deadline Nears

MEDFORD, Ore. — Sheriff’s races, commissioners’ elections and gubernatorial primaries are all on this May’s ballot, but if you aren’t registered to vote by Tuesday night, your voice won’t be heard. Oregonians have until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday to register either in person, or online at Jackson County Clerk Chris Walker said there are currently … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Will End Jail Bed Rentals

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Since last summer, up to 30 jail beds for those arrested just in the city limits of Grants Pass have been reserved at the Josephine County Jail. Now, as officials prepare for next year’s budget, they said that funding won’t return. Last August, the days of cite and release ended in … Continue reading »