Medford Council to Vote on Marijuana Tax

MEDFORD, Ore. — In just a few hours the Medford City Council could make a major decision regarding the taxing of marijuana. Councilors are expected to hold a second reading of a proposed marijuana tax at their meeting this afternoon. Under the proposal, the city would tax recreational marijuana should voters approve its use in … Continue reading »

Council Mulls Rules on Electronic Signs

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford city leaders are taking a close look at electronic signs that some claim can distract drivers. The city adopted rules last year about how long images can be shown on electronic signs near roads. But some council members have received more complaints about spinning text or videos that can distract drivers. … Continue reading »

No Medford Fire and District 3 Merger

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Fire will continue to operate with a separate administrative body than Jackson County Fire District 3. In a study session today, the Medford City Council took an in-depth look at months worth of research. Originally, city leaders thought it might save money for the agencies to function as one body with … Continue reading »

New Medford Dog Ordinance Proposed

MEDFORD, Ore. — Dangerous dog owners could soon find themselves facing fines, and even jail time. The Medford City Council along with police are considering a new dangerous dog ordinance.  It is still in its beginning stages and was just discussed for the first time Thursday at a council study session. The proposed ordinance will … Continue reading »

Medford Council Honors Karen Blair

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford City Council opened its meeting Thursday afternoon by honoring councilwoman Karen Blair, who died last week after a long battle with cancer. Councilors held a moment of silence, then asked for a standing ovation from those in attendance. They said Blair loved to serve the city of Medford, and pushed … Continue reading »

Councilor Blair Loses Battle With Cancer

MEDFORD, Ore. —  The Medford City Council had a moment of silence at the beginning of this afternoon’s meeting in respect for their fellow council member. Councilor Karen Blair passed away Wednesday after a months long battle with lung cancer. Blair began representing the western and southwestern part of the city in 2011. Fellow councilors … Continue reading »

Highway 62 Cameras Up and Running

MEDFORD, Ore. — New cameras designed to improve traffic flow along Highway 62 have officially gone online this week. Those cameras were placed at every intersection between Coker Butte Road and Highway 238. The devices can sense when traffic is starting to build up in one direction and can adjust signals to keep traffic moving. … Continue reading »

New Cameras to Improve Traffic Flow

MEDFORD, Ore. – Cameras have been installed at nine intersections in Medford to hopefully improve traffic flow and reduce wait times at red lights. Medford installed adaptive signal timing at intersections along Highway 62 between Coker Butte Road and Highway 238. The system uses cameras to automatically track traffic patterns and adjust the amount of … Continue reading »

License Denied for Marijuana Lounge

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford City Council upheld its denial of a business license to a medical marijuana smoking lounge, after being presented with evidence the facility had tried to use legal loopholes to sell and dispense marijuana. The council voted unanimously Thursday against “The Lounge,” a medical marijuana smoking club located on East Main … Continue reading »

Plan Set for Police Evidence Building

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford construction company will begin work on a new facility for Medford police. The Medford City Council awarded a $523,400 contract to Adroit Construction to begin work on the police department’s new property control facility. That building would house evidence for Medford Police. Medford City councilors said they were pleased with … Continue reading »

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