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News in Josephine County, Oregon

Oregon Trails-Jails
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:02:14 -0800

  MEDFORD, Ore.–Possibly the oldest existing city jail in southern Oregon is at the 125 year old Jacksonville city hall. A plaque on the wall says it was built in 1880 for 25-hundred dollars and included two jail cells in addition to a clerk’s office, fire station and council meeting room, still in use today. … Continue reading »

Despite public protest and four families willing to adopt him, dog named Riley euthanized by Oregon shelter
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:11:07 -0800

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The decision to euthanize a dog that had heartworm led to a protest at a southern Oregon courthouse. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports the border collie mix named Riley died Friday at Josephine County’s animal shelter. Charlyn Witcher organized Monday’s protest, saying there was no need to kill Riley. […]

Fatal pedestrian/car crash under investigation in Grants Pass
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:50:51 -0800

Grants Pass, Ore. --- Oregon State Police troopers are investigating a fatal vehicle/pedestrian crash in Rural Josephine County. OSP says the incident happened north of Grants Pass at around 8:20 Monday night on Three Pines Road. Troopers responded to a call of a woman who had been run over by a vehicle on private property. Troopers believe alcohol may be a factor in the incident. The ...

Josephine County residents rally for Riley
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:27:53 -0800

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- People rallying against the decision to put a dog down in Josephine County. News10's Justin Matthews tells us why the community says something needs to be done about euthanasia in local shelters.

Oregon pot producers ramping up production
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:05:19 -0800

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The number of large-scale marijuana farms in Oregon is up sharply, and the largest doesn't even serve Oregonians. The site is in southern Oregon, at the Josephine County community Selma. It produces medical marijuana for 104 Oregon medical marijuana patients. All live in California, ...

Local Jobless Rate Continues Decline
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:02:19 -0800

MEDFORD, Ore. — The unemployment rate continued to tick down in the Rogue Valley as job losses in construction were offset by private education and health services positions in December. According to the Oregon Employment Department, Jackson County’s unemployment rate dropped from 8.6 to 8.4 percent in the final month of 2014. That’s down from 9.1 … Continue reading »

Video Chats Replace Face-To-Face Visits In Oregon's Largest County Jail System
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:20:02 -0800

By the end of the year, inmates in the Multntomah County Jail will no longer be able to visit with friends and family separated by a pane of glass.

Border collie sparks debate on euthanizing sick animals
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:42:58 -0800

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A Josephine County border collie's life is sparking an intense conversation regarding the animal shelter's policy on euthanizing abandoned animals. Riley the border collie was taken to the Josephine County Animal Shelter after she was abandoned and found wandering the streets. ...

Protesters upset with decision to euthanize Oregon dog
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:13:21 -0800

The decision to euthanize a dog that had heartworm led to a small protest at a southern Oregon courthouse.

Biggest medical marijuana grow site in Josephine County
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:57:59 -0800

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The biggest medical marijuana grow site in Oregon doesn't even serve Oregonians. The site in the Josephine County community of Selma produces medical marijuana for 104 Oregon medical marijuana patients - all living in California. ...