Judge: City Can Ban Medical Pot Dispensary

By Jim McCoy Fri 17th October NewsCave Junctionmedical marijuana
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 ruled Thursday in Grants Pass that a law enacted by the Legislature in 2013 does not prevent cities from denying business licenses to dispensaries, andRead More »

Rider In Fatal Motorcycle Crash Identified

Police have identified the motorcycle rider killed in an accident in the Grants Pass area yesterday. The Oregon State Police say that 35-year old Grant Evan Verity was traveling northbound on Demaray drive when he collided with a Nissan Xterra driven by 49-year old George Griffin turning left onto Hubbard Lane.Read More »

City of Bend Adding Jobs

By Jim McCoy Fri 17th October NewsCity of Bendjobs
The Bend City Council approved the addition of at least 25 jobs to meet a growing demand for city services as a result of renewed growth. KTVZ reports ( the decision at Wednesday night's meeting follows years of staff layoffs during the economic downturn.

Coos County Woman Charged In Mother's Death

By Jim McCoy Fri 17th October NewsneglectVana Gaye BorenWilla Faye Boren
A 54-year-old Coos County woman has been accused of neglect in the death of her 87-year-old mother at their home in the community of Allegany. The district attorney's office says Vana Gaye Boren was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury on charges of murder by abuse and manslaughter in the death earlier this year of Willa Faye Boren.Read More »

Klamath Falls Resident Reports Cover Oregon Security Breach

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th October NewsCover Oregon
A Klamath Falls woman who applied for health coverage through Cover Oregon says the insurance exchange mailed her the personal information of other applicants. Ann Migliaccio told The Associated Press she received documents last week containing the names and birth dates of two applicants from Hillsboro. She says the documents did not include Social Security numbers.Read More »

Talent City Councilor, Mayoral Candidate Resigns

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th October NewsCity of TalentDarby Stricker
A talent city councilor who is running for mayor has resigned her position. Darby Stricker is doing so because of a provision in the city charter that requires an elected official to step down from their current post if it does not expire at the same time as the one they are seeking. If she defeats incumbent mayor Bill Cecil, Stricker would be sworn into office in January.Read More »

Medford Motorist Faces Drunk Driving, Hit & Run Charges

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th October Newsdrunk drivinghit and runKara Zach
A woman accused by witnesses of driving in a reckless manner in the vicinity of Poplar and McAndrews Road in Medford yesterday was arrested on DUII and hit and run charges. The Medford police say on their Facebook page that the car driven by 24-year old Kara Zach was later found in a parking lot on Poplar Drive, and she was contacted by police when she returned to the scene.Read More »

US Government: Coquille Couple Owes $1 Million

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th October NewsRonald and Dorothea Jolingtaxes
The federal government says a Coos County couple who stopped paying taxes two decades ago owe more than $1 million. The Register-Guard reports ( ) Ronald and Dorothea Joling are on trial in Eugene on tax evasion charges. Ronald Joling's lawyer said Wednesday his 71-year-old client has a "completely crazy way of thinking" as a result of conservative religious Read More »

Evening News Update

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Morning Update on Greg Walden's Congress run, Fighting in Pakistan, Unemployment, and a Hitchhiker attacks driver.
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