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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 »

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. ...

Court Decision Sparks Moratorium Debate
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:15:31 -0700

MEDFORD, Ore. — A recent court decision in Josephine County may open the door for cities and towns to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The city of Medford has made it their intention to ban dispensaries altogether, something that remains illegal under state law. The court decision in Cave Junction basically said communities have the right to … Continue reading »

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 ...

Couple accused of trafficking meth in Douglas County
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:04:08 -0700

The Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team intercepted a pound of methamphetamine bound for Douglas County on Saturday.

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. ...

Josephine County moves toward marijuana tax
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:49:25 -0700

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Josephine County commissioners have given preliminary approval to a tax on marijuana. It would be effective if a statewide measure to legalize recreational use passes in November. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday for a 10 percent local tax on sales of anything containing marijuana. ...

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 ...

JoCo Working on Community Watch Program
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:17:09 -0700

Grants Pass, Ore. ― The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office announces work on developing a new type of Community Watch Program. Sheriff Gil Gilbertson has been researching additional options for a Neighborhood Watch program that would combine a sense of community and security, better options for privacy and a level of preparedness that other style Neighborhood … Continue reading »

News10 News Break Oct. 18
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:19:15 -0700

Medford School District to keep eye on international travel MEDFORD, Ore. -- The Medford School District said it is keeping an eye on students who are travelling internationally as best as it can without violating anyone's right to privacy. ...