Ballot Measures Deadline has Passed

SALEM, Ore. — The deadline to get initiatives on the November ballot has now passed. Voters will be asked to choose whether to grant driving privileges to people who can’t prove they’re legally in the U.S. Voters will also need to decide on an equal rights amendment. Petitions to legalize recreational marijuana and require businesses to … Continue reading »

Walker Response to Recall Petition

COMMISSIONER CHERRYL WALKER’S STATEMENT ABOUT THE FILING OF POTENTIAL RECALL For more than a dozen years there has been a small group of disgruntled people who have tried to intimidate public officials and citizens from public participation in Josephine County meetings.  Their mode of operation has been name calling and making disparaging comments about private … Continue reading »

Commissioner Recall Effort Initiated

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A request to start an official petition to recall commissioner Cherryl Walker was filed Friday morning in Josephine County. Recall organizers said if approved, they’ll need about 6,000 signatures in order to get the recall on this November’s ballot. Organizers with the Cherryl Walker Recall Committee are behind the effort. The … Continue reading »

Firefighters Compensated for Overtime

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass firefighters are being awarded back-pay for overtime wages. The International Association of Firefighters submitted the petition to the Bureau of Labor and Industries on behalf of city firefighters in June 2011. They claim overtime hours worked should be paid accordingly regardless of whether hours up to the 40-hour work … Continue reading »

Petitioners Pushing for Plaza Redesign

ASHLAND, Ore. — Construction changes to a southern Oregon city center is causing outcry from community members. Hundreds of people have signed a  petition to redesign the Ashland Plaza. One of the lead petitioners, David Sherr, believes the plaza doesn’t reflect the city he’s proud to live in. “A lot of people really have broken … Continue reading »