Klamath County Officials Swear-In

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Across Southern Oregon, newly-elected officials are being sworn into their positions. Among those are Klamath County’s two new commissioners and a new sheriff. It was an overflow crowd as Sheriff Frank Skrah, and Commissioners Tom Mallams and Jim Belet took oaths of office this morning. Skrah replaces Tim Evinger, who stepped … Continue reading »

Newly-Elected Officials Sworn In

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County officials elected in November are now officially on the job. Monday morning, four officials took the oath of office, including the county’s newest commissioner, Doug Breidenthal. He spent his first day on the job doing paperwork and touring his new office. After getting settled in, Bridenthal says he will … Continue reading »

Oregon May Still Ban Gillnets

SALEM, Ore. – Despite Oregonians voting no, a ban on gillnets could still go into effect on Oregon rivers. The Oregon and Washington Fish and Wildlife Commissions are nearing a decision on a push to ban the use of gillnets to catch salmon on the main stem of the Columbia River. The Oregon Commission will … Continue reading »

Close Election Races For Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. – Nearly two weeks after the election, several local races have still not been called and county officials say the results may come down to a recount. The Ashland City Council race between Carol Voisin and Jackie Agee is neck-and-neck: Agee is leading by just 13 votes. In Josephine County, the race for … Continue reading »

Southern Oregon’s “No” Election

MEDFORD, Ore. – Election results reveal Jackson County residents are not willing to fork out extra cash to pay for city services. Jackson County Fire District Number 5 put a measure on the ballot asking for $1.8 million to improve and replace equipment at three of its stations. It’s one of several measures this election … Continue reading »

Oregon Election Results: State Measures

SALEM, ORe. — Here’s a look at the unofficial results for some of the biggest measures on the ballot this year in Oregon. Measure 77, which gives the Governor the ability to redirect general funds in the case of a major disaster , is passing with 58% of the vote. Measure 79 is also passing … Continue reading »

Jackson County Sees Fewer Ballot Returns

MEDFORD, Ore. – Jackson County officials say the turn-out is less than they anticipated. Recent voter turnout numbers show a little over 70 percent in Jackson County; it’s not a record breaking number. In 2008, voter turnout was 85%, though one voter casting her ballot says this year she felt more people who wouldn’t normally … Continue reading »

Oregon Election Results

Oregon Republicans are reacting to a night of local wins and some national losses. Several state representatives will retain their seats after running unopposed, and there are new republican faces in other Oregon positions. Congressman Greg Walden jumped out to a big lead over Democrat Joyce Segers. He will continue to serve as Oregon’s representative … Continue reading »

Officials Discuss Election Fraud

MEDFORD, Ore. — On the eve of Election Day, county officials in Oregon are dealing with a last-minute controversy: election fraud. An election employee is suspected of tampering with ballots in Clackamas County; apparently, she wanted to produce more votes for Republican candidates. Jackson County officials have been counting ballots since last week but they’re … Continue reading »

A Look At State & Local Elections

SALEM, Ore. — The presidential race hinges on the outcomes of swing states like Ohio and Wisconsin, but here in Oregon, much is at stake in state and local elections. For the first time in more than a decade, Republicans have a good chance of winning several statewide offices, as well as control of the … Continue reading »

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