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News10 News Break Oct. 29
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:05:52 -0700

Group trains, fundraises to support law enforcement GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- With Josephine County hurting financially, a non-profit organization formed in 2012 said the community needs to stick together. The citizen-led group called SOS stands from Securing Our Safety and spawned becaused of a failed county criminal justice levy. ...

Josephine County Sheriff's Race: Dave Daniel
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:34:37 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- News10 spoke with Josephine County Sheriff Candidate Dave Daniel on Wednesday about what he believes needs to happen to keep the county safe. Sheriff Gil Gilbertson said this is the dirtiest campaign he has ever been involved with including manipulations and lies, but Gilbertson and Daniel confirm it is not coming directly from Dave Daniel's campaign. ...

Josephine County Sheriff's Race: Gil Gilbertson
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:19:34 -0700

Gil Gilbertson and Dave Daniel are facing off in Josephine County for the sheriff's race this year. Gilbertson is the current sheriff and Daniel is a police officer with the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety. Today, we focus on Sheriff Gilbertson and his desire to stay in office for a third term. ...

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 »

Oregon medical pot dispensary vows to stay open
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:37:19 -0700

KERBY, Ore. (AP) - Cheryl Keil said marijuana saved her husband Jesse's life, after a stroke 15 years ago left him partially paralyzed and suffering from depression. They ventured from Idaho to the Illinois Valley, where an old friend had a pot garden. "He started smoking marijuana ...

Pot Legalization Measure Divides Marijuana Producers In Southwest Oregon
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:55:58 -0700

Next week, voters in Oregon will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana. In the rural southwest Oregon communities where marijuana has been cultivated for 30 years, pot producers are divided by the measure. 

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 ...

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. ...