Ballots Out for Special Election

MEDFORD, Ore. — Election officers across Southern Oregon are preparing for the November special election. The Josephine County Clerk’s Office prepared its equipment on Tuesday, checking its ballot tabulation machine. Over at the Jackson County Office, staff are waiting to get returned ballots soon. This year, voters will choose whether to continue a 5-year local … Continue reading »

Ballot Measures Discussed in Jackson Co.

MEDFORD, Ore. — While ballots for this November’s lone measure have been sent out, two other measures are hoping to make May’s ballot. Two separate ballot measures need approval from cities in Jackson County to be placed on the ballot. Both libraries and the Oregon State University Extension Offices have had their funding cut by … Continue reading »

Trash Ordinances Petitioned

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Some Josephine County residents want to overturn new ordinances that would require homeowners to clean up excess trash and waste on their properties. The County Commissioners passed several ordinances last month that changed rules about code enforcement complaints, and created a new officer to enforce those rules. It included new guidelines … Continue reading »

Grants Pass School Bond Rejected

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass voters rejected a schools bond that would have helped pay for school improvements. The five year, $17 million bond failed with 51 percent of voters in opposition. The bond would have helped pay for new kindergarten classrooms at every district elementary school, new door locks, and other repairs and … Continue reading »

Special Election: Preliminary Results

Jackson County Medford School District Positions Director, Position 1: Larry W. Nicholson Director, Position 2: Jeff Thomas Director, Position 3: Tricia M Prendergast Eagle Point School District Director, Position 2: Scott Grissom Director, Position 3: Don Hodges Director, Position 5: Dianne Mihocko Phoenix-Talent School District Director, Position 1, Zone 2: Ruth Staten Director, Position 3, … Continue reading »

Special Election: Initial Results

Preliminary numbers are coming in for the special election. Here’s what we have so far: A race with big implications for the leadership of Medford schools is the school board elections. Medford voters voted Larry Nicholson in Position 1. Position 2 belongs to Jeff Thomas and Position 3 seems to go to Tricia Prendergast. In … Continue reading »

Grants Pass School Bond Up for Vote

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — When votes are counted in Josephine County on Election Night, School District 7 officials and patrons will be looking to see if they will be paying for school construction and repairs for another five years. A $17.5 million bond measure is proposed for construction of kindergarten classrooms at every district elementary … Continue reading »

Ballot Turn-out Low This Election

MEDFORD, Ore. — Voters only have a few hours left to drop off their ballots and cast their votes on items ranging from public safety levies to school board races. So far, elections officials say the turnout has been low, and they say they are not surprised. Jackson County elections officials say it’s a drastic … Continue reading »

Ballot Battle in Curry County

GOLD BEACH, Ore. — With Election Day about a week and a half away, voters are starting to make decisions about some major money measures. Two of the most serious are public safety levies in Josephine and Curry counties. A five-year levy on the Curry County ballot is billed as an effort to maintain local … Continue reading »

School Bond Campaign in Klamath County

NEAR KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Several big money ballot measures are on the ballot in Southern Oregon this month, but one of the biggest is in Klamath County. Voters will be deciding whether to approve a 20-year, $31 million bond levy to pay for improvements to several schools in Klamath County District, and to build … Continue reading »