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Grants Pass Approves Marijuana Tax
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:17:27 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass City Council unanimously approved a marijuana tax at Monday’s City Council meeting in anticipation of Measure 91 passing on the November Election. The Council approved a 10 percent recreational marijuana tax and 5 percent for medical marijuana. The stipulation is after the election, the Council can adjust the … Continue reading »

OSP Releases Names in GP Fatal Crash
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:17:29 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon’s fatal traffic crash involving a motorcycle and sport utility vehicle that occurred southwest of Grants Pass. According to police, a 2000 Nissan Xterra sport utility vehicle, driven by George Griffin (49) from Grants Pass, was travelling northbound on Demaray Drive turning … Continue reading »

Grants Pass boy severely hurt in 'mailbox baseball' game
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:37:09 -0700

Grants Pass police say a 16-year-old boy suffered severe head injuries playing "mailbox baseball," which usually consists of smashing mailboxes from a moving vehicle.

Grants Pass slips past Tigard in Week 6 Class 6A Top 10 football poll
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:52:19 -0700

The Grants Pass Cavemen continue their steady ascent in the Class 6A rankings, giving No. 1 Central Catholic a new look in their rearview mirror.The Cavemen have been a staple in our top ten nearly all season, and have done nothing but climb the ranks since coming in at No....

Grants Pass man arrested for alleged theft spree
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:29:02 -0700

Grants Pass, Ore. -- A Grants Pass man is accused of going on a theft spree, targeting three electronic stores in less than 24 hours. Police arrested 44 year old Kevin Haugen on Monday. They say he broke into the Radio Shack on North 7th Street Sunday morning and took several electronics. Just minutes later-- a burglary was reported at a nearby AT&T store and police say the same store was hit ...

Fatal motorcycle crash in Grants Pass
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:20:46 -0700

Grants Pass, Ore. -- Oregon State Police are investigating a motorcycle crash in Grants Pass that left a man dead. Troopers say the motorcyclist, Grant Evan Verity, was speeding and passing cars on Demaray Drive around 4:30 pm Thursday when the SUV in front of him slowed to turn onto Hubbard Lane. Verity crashed into the back of the Nissan Xterra and died at the scene; he was wearing a ...

June Marie Linden
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:50:19 -0700

June Marie Linden, 84, of Grants Pass, Oregon, died Thursday, October 9, 2014 at her home. She was born June Marie Marks on June 17, 1930 in Scalp Level, Pennsylvania, to John and Alberta (Younker) Marks. June lived in Elyria and moved to Grants Pass in 2007. June was a wonderful sweet person. She cared Read More... The post June Marie Linden appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram . Click here to ...

Court rules city can ban medical marijuana dispensaries
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:49:25 -0700

By Jessica De Nova/ GRANTS PASS, Ore.-A Josephine County circuit court judge ruled Thursday the city of Cave Junction is allowed to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. Cave Juntion City Attorney, Ryan Kirchoff called it "a win for cities and counties on one hand," but said he wasn't sure if the ruling would "withstand appeal reviews. ...

Judge: City can ban medical pot dispensaries
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:52:07 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A judge in the heart of southwestern Oregon's marijuana growing country has ruled that the city of Cave Junction has the power to ban medical marijuana dispensaries, not just declare a moratorium. Josephine County Circuit Judge Pat Wolke ruled Thursday in Grants Pass ...

Candidates Hope to Fill Richardson Seat
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:02:34 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The race is on for several positions this election. Dennis Richardson held the office for State Representative House District 4 for nearly 12 years. Now, he is the republican candidate in the governor’s race and two new candidates seek his current seat. Duane Stark is the Republican candidate looking to earn … Continue reading »