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Grants Pass passes ordinance taxing on marijuana
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:35:54 -0700

Grants Pass, Ore. --- Grants Pass City Council decided to pass an ordinance taxing marijuana, that's if it becomes legal in November. The Daily Courier reports that the councilors will place a 10% tax on recreational marijuana and a 5% tax on medical marijuana, councilors voted 8 to 0 on the ordinance. Daily Courier , Grants Pass , grants pass city council , marijuana tax , Oregon , Pot Taxes ...

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 »

Remains believed to be of missing Oklahoma teen
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:44:05 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Remains found by a hunter this month in the rugged outback of southeast Oregon appear to be those of an Oklahoma teenager who went missing last year after telling his parents he wanted to test himself against the wilderness, like in the movie "Into the Wild."

Grants Pass community watch
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:42:38 -0700

Grants Pass, Ore. --- The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office says they've received a large positive response to their plans to organize a community watch program. The groups would primarily be trained for emergencies and disasters. The sheriff’s office is getting active neighborhood watches, search and rescue, and Josephine County emergency communications to work together. Their hope is to create ...

Law Enforcement Train in Traffic Stops
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:32:10 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training is working with a wide variety of agencies from all over, trying to make traffic stops safer for police in a three day workshop in Southern Oregon. When police pull someone over, that person may be cooperative, in a medical crisis, or … 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.

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 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 ...

Grants Pass welcoming new business
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:04:15 -0700

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40-foot tree blows over, crushing front of woman's car on Hwy 230
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:34:08 -0700

A 40-foot pine tree blew into Highway 230 Saturday and crushed the front of a Grants Pass woman's sedan, State Police officials said.