Congressional Candidates Face Off

EUGENE, Ore. — For the first time this year, candidates for Oregon’s 4th Congressional U.S. District seat went head to head in a debate in Eugene. Incumbent Rep. Peter DeFazio a Democrat from Springfield, Pacific Green Candidate Michael Beilstein from Corvallis and Republican challenger Art Robinson from Cave Junction took the podium Wednesday night at … 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 »

Gay Marriage Petition Push Begins

ASHLAND, Ore. — More than one hundred thousand signatures are needed before the legalization of same sex marriage can be put on the November 2014 ballot. On Friday, the collection of signatures began. One month ago, the United States Supreme Court made their ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act which sent supporters of same … Continue reading »

Petitions Gathered for 2014 Ballot

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Primary Elections are several months away, but local volunteer groups are gearing up to get their measures on the 2014 ballot. Only one measure is scheduled so far for next May’s election: the petition to end the growth of genetically modified crops in Jackson County. While that measure … Continue reading »