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Ad wars begin on food-labeling measure
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:42:44 -0700
Expensive campaign set on statewide GMO proposal Both sides have begun airing television spots for and against Measure 92, a ballot initiative that would require labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms sold in Oregon. The campaign for the measure has released two ads, one featuring Michael Hansen, senior staff ...
TV ads start for, against Measure 92
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:38:16 -0700
Expensive battle set over GMO labeling. Both sides have begun airing television spots for and against Measure 92, a ballot initiative that would require labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms sold in Oregon. The campaign for the measure has released two ads, one featuring Michael Hansen, senior staff ...
Ad wars begin over Measure 92
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:38:12 -0700
Expensive campaign set on GMO labeling. Both sides have begun airing television spots for and against Measure 92, a ballot initiative that would require labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms sold in Oregon. The campaign for the measure has released two ads, one featuring Michael Hansen, senior staff ...
New criminal investigation team covering calls in Josephine County
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:19:24 -0700
Molly Trotter/KTVL.com GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Over two months of personal crime calls in Josephine County have not been investigated, but that's about to change, according to Sheriff Gil Gilbertson. A new team of trained volunteers and retired reserve police officers under the sheriff's guidance will tackle the back log before year's end. ...
Man Sentenced in Neighbor Killing Case
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:47:13 -0700
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Southern Oregon man accused of killing his neighbor was sentenced to life in prison Thursday in Josephine County Court. Donald Easley was found guilty of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. The court records show he is eligible for parole. Last year, Easley killed his neighbor – Leron Estes. … Continue reading »
News10 News Break Sept. 30
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:34:15 -0700
Hefty price tag for summer's wildfires taking toll YREKA, Calif. -- The hefty price tag for this summer's wildfires is taking its toll. Some agencies are feeling it in their pocket books only months into the fiscal year. The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors met with the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office this afternoon to discuss the current budget. ...
Industrial Fire Prevention Level Lowered
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:17:11 -0700
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Industrial Fire Prevention Level (IFPL) in forests and wildlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in southwest Oregon lowered from level 3 to level 2 this morning. This affects the 1.8 million acres of state, county, private and Bureau of Land Management lands protected by ODF’s Southwest Oregon District … Continue reading »
Fire Level Reduced to “High”
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:02:09 -0700
MEDFORD, Ore. – Fire danger has been reduced to “High” for Jackson and Josephine Counties. The reduction comes from the cool and wet weather pattern that moved over the region yesterday and will continue through Friday. The rain reduced wildfire danger on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District. The public … Continue reading »
Man Killed in Police Standoff Identified
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:32:59 -0700
[UPDATE 4:00 P.M.] The man who died during a shootout with police Sunday night has been identified as 29-year old Daniel Diaz. Diaz lived on Northwest Blossom Drive in Grants Pass. According to the Josephine County Court, Diaz was charged with Two Counts of Menacing in August, 2014 and failed to appear for his status hearing on … Continue reading »
Neighbor slaying: Man sentenced to life in prison
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:34:16 -0700
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A Josephine County man has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting his neighbor in a long-running feud. The sentence imposed Thursday in Grants Pass sets a minimum of 25 years before 65-year-old Donald Easley of Kerby can be considered for release from prison. ...