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Oregon Trails-Josephine County Name
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:47:25 -0700

NEAR KERBY, Oregon–Crystal clear water babbles quietly down Josephine Creek, not far from the place where more than 160 years ago gold was first discovered on one of the largest tributaries of the Illinois river. And it was there that a California-bound immigrant family, including Virginia Josephine Rollins camped for a few months. Toni Webb … Continue reading »

Selma family taking extra precautions after home invasion
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:00:18 -0700

Josephine County, Ore. -- Raw nda Tesch and her son Brandon, of Selma, are stocking up on supplies to make what should be a safe home, even safer. The two say early Thursday morning a group of 5 men, all wearing masks, broke into their home. "I was woke up with my door being kicked on, the light flicked on. A gun to a head," said Rawnda. "And then a guy jumped on top of me. Zip-tied me, and at ...

News10 News Break Oct. 22
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:20:14 -0700

Jackson and Josephine Counties looking at pot tax MEDFORD, Ore. -- Jackson and Josephine Counties are hopping on board to put a tax on recreational marijuana in case a measure legalizing the activity passes in November. Today, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners met for their first reading of the weed tax. ...

Judge: City can ban medical pot dispensaries
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:49:15 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A judge in the heart of southwestern Oregon's marijuana country has ruled that the city of Cave Junction has the power to ban medical marijuana dispensaries outright, not just declare a moratorium. Josephine County Circuit Judge Pat Wolke (WOL'-kee) ruled Thursday in Grants Pass that a law enacted by the Legislature in 2013 does not prevent cities from denying business ...

Josephine County residents speak out about marijuana legalization
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:34:48 -0700

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. -- Two Josephine County residents both support legal marijuana, but are on different sides of the upcoming November ballot’s Measure 91.                Mark Seligman attended the Grants Pass city council meeting setting taxes on medical and recreational marijuana if it is legalized on the upcoming ballot. ...

Safeguarding Josephine County neighborhoods
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:34:25 -0700

Josephine County will now have the opportunity to make their community safer. The county’s “community watch” program is gaining popularity with the sheriff's office saying it needs the public's help to push it forward. Sheriff Gil Gilbertson said “community watch” programs will train residents on setting up a neighborhood watch, search and rescue, emergency preparedness and first aid. ...

Formal Kitzhaber Investigation Requested
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:47:11 -0700

OREGON – This morning, lawyers for Rep. Dennis Richardson’s gubernatorial campaign filed a request with the U.S. Attorney’s office for a formal investigation into possible ethics violations by Governor John Kitzhaber and so-called First Lady Cylvia Hayes. According to the Washington D.C. Based attorneys, Governor Kitzhaber and Hayes appear to have violated federal and Oregon … Continue reading »

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

By Jessica De Nova/KTVL.com 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. ...

Ruling: Local governments can ban medical marijuana dispensaries
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:20:02 -0700

Cave Junction, Ore. --- A win for Southern Oregon cities and counties opposing the new state law allowing medical marijuana dispensaries. The City of Cave Junction challenged the state in Josephine county circuit court and in a ruling handed down by Judge Pat Wolke Thursday affirmed that local governments can indeed ban dispensaries. Wolke ruled that a 2013 law allowing dispensaries and another ...

Rain to Continue Through Today
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:02:22 -0700

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain has been falling since Wednesday night across Northern California and Southern Oregon. Rain totals have been steep along the coast, exceeding 2″ in many locations as of 8:30am. Across West Side Valleys rain amounts have ranged from less than 0.10″-1.” The higher amounts have been to the north and west …around … Continue reading »