Pot Tax Measure Passes In Jackson County

By Jim McCoy Wed 11th March Newsmarijuana taxesspecial election

Voters in Jackson County have approved a local tax on recreational marijuana once it becomes legal, despite a specific prohibition against local taxes in the state law.

The Mail Tribune ( ) reports election results Tuesday show the measure winning 64 percent to 36 percent.Read More »

Damages Testimony Begins In Oregon Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

A judge is hearing testimony regarding damages in the case of two Oregon bakers who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in 2013.

Lawyers for both sides began making their cases Tuesday during the first day of a hearing that may extend into Thursday.

Administrative Law Judge Alan McCullough earlier rejected the bakers' contention that the state's disRead More »

Two Bills Would End Daylight Savings Time

By Jim McCoy Wed 11th March NewsDaylight Savings TimeOregon legislature

The twice-a-year ritual of resetting clocks would come to an end under two bills introduced in the Oregon Senate.

A Senate committee held a brief discussion Tuesday on eliminating daylight saving time in Oregon. It did not vote on the bills.

The idea has cropped up in more than a half-dozen statehouses, but it's generated more talk than action.Read More »

Snowpacks At Records Lows In The Western US

By Jim McCoy Wed 11th March Newssnowpack

Warm temperatures in February have taken a toll on winter snowpack in the Cascade Mountains and other areas in the West.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service said Wednesday that nearly a third of monitoring sites in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada reported the lowest snowpack ever measured as of March 1, and some sites didn't have snow.

Snowpack in Nevada, UtaRead More »

News - Iraq Offensive

By admin Wed 11th March News
Two senior military officials say Iraqi security forces have retaken a town next to the militant - held city of tikrit as they press their offensive against Islamic state militants.
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Morning News Update

By admin Wed 11th March News
Jerry Bilden brings you the latest on local, national and international news. Stay up to date with the large scale mission launched by Iraqi forces, the status of the cease fire in Ukraine, and the recent death of former attorney general and University of Oregon president, David Frohnmayer.
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News - Southern Oregon Jobs

By admin Wed 11th March News
Following a bustling holiday season, total payroll ‪employment‬ went down in the month of ‪January‬
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Evening News Update

By admin Tue 10th March News
Evening Update on the Death of Dave Frohnmayer, the Iraq Offensive, and the Common Core Bill.
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Fewer Working In Southern Oregon During January

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th March Newseconomyjobs
Payroll employment fell by 3,370 jobs in Jackson County, and by 400 in Josephine County during the month of January. The latest report on county employment ws released this morning. The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate stands at 7.7 percent for Jackson County and 8.6 percent for Josephine County.Read More »

Oregon Announces 2014 Workplace Fatalities

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th March Newswork-related fatalities
According to a report just released by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, 31 Oregonians died on the job in 2014, one more than the year before. State and local government saw the largest concentration with five fatalities, and the agricultural sector- which includes logging- experienced four on the job deaths.Read More »


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