Josephine County Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. Agribusinesses give $380,000 to beat anti-GMO voteRead the original story

    Apr 4, 2014 | The Ashland Daily Tidings

    Six major producers of herbicides and genetically modified crops are shoveling $380,000 into the campaign to defeat measures to prohibit genetically modified crops in southwestern Oregon.

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  2. Monsanto's latest GMO battleground: OregonRead the original story

    Apr 4, 2014 | Business Journal

    Monsanto is one of six agribusinesses that have put a total of $380,000 into a campaign to defeat measures that would prohibit genetically modified crops in parts of southwestern Oregon. The measures to prohibit the GMOs will be on the ballot in May in Oregon's Josephine and Jackson counties.

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  3. Talent enacts medical pot shop moratoriumRead the original story

    Apr 4, 2014 | Medford Mail Tribune

    The City Council approved a temporary moratorium on business licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries Wednesday, but applications already submitted will continue to be processed.

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  4. Should timber counties revise tax rates?Read the original story

    Apr 3, 2014 | Statesman Journal

    ... a home worth $200,000, Marion County can collect up to $604, while Polk can collect up to $343 annually. Josephine County, which has the lowest permanent tax rate in the state at 59 cents, could collect $118 on that same $200,000 home. Multnomah ...

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  5. Polk County shelves decision to fund public safety positions until MayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2014 | Statesman Journal

    ... in recent years as federal logging restrictions lead to reduced federal payments. "Whatever you see in Josephine County, we're probably on our way there but not as quickly," county administrative officer Greg Hansen said Monday. "We're about five ...

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  6. Polk County takes a hard look at its financesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2014 | Statesman Journal

    ... the dog catcher with a contractor to balance its budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. "Whatever you see in Josephine County, we're probably on our way there but not as quickly," county administrative officer Greg Hansen said. "We're about five years ...

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  7. Missing man found alive, made it back to Lane CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2014 | KPIC

    ... office says the search in Douglas County was staffed by Sheriff's deputies, DCSO Search and Rescue, Josephine County Search and Rescue, Jackson County Search and Rescue (Ground units and Air asset), the Oregon National Guard Aviation Division and ...

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  8. For 14 hours a day now, Polk County won't see a sheriff's deputy on patrolRead the original story

    Mar 26, 2014 | The Oregonian

    ... on the number of crimes it investigates. Counties across the state are facing similar predicaments, from Josephine County in southern Oregon to Columbia County west of Portland to Umatilla County in the northeast corner of the state. Public safety ...

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  9. County jobless rate falls to 2008 levelsRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2014 | Medford Mail Tribune

    ... years. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.9 percent in January and 10.2 percent a year ago. In Josephine County, February's seasonally adjusted jobless figure was 9.5 percent, down from 9.7 percent in January and below the 11.6 percent ...

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  10. 'Vagrant sweeps' aim to clean up downtown Grants PassRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2014 | The Oregonian

    ... to combat a noticeable increase in problems with street people downtown that corresponded with severe Josephine County budget cuts in 2012. Those cuts, following the first of two failed public safety levies, reduced capacity at the 262-bed county ...

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  11. Jackson County jobless rate is lowest since 2008 recession hitRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2014 | The Ashland Daily Tidings

    ... years. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.9 percent in January and 10.2 percent a year ago. In Josephine County, February's seasonally adjusted jobless figured was 9.5 percent, down from 9.7 percent in January and below the 11.6 percent ...

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  12. Obstacles impede solution on ColumbiaRead the original story

    Mar 22, 2014 | Statesman Journal

    ... We're talking about ... the lack of law enforcement in Cave Junction, the small Oregon community in rural Josephine County ... . [T]hree violent deaths there in the past six months -- two by a hit-and-run driver and the other a stabbing. No ...

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  13. Opponents of proposed GMO crops ban say it would cost Jackson County too much moneyRead the original story

    Mar 21, 2014 | The Oregonian

    ... he Jackson County measure had qualified for the ballot before the Legislature approved it. Despite the law, Josephine County has a similar measure on the May ballot to ban genetically modified crops.

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  14. Four young women vie for Miss Rogue Valley titleRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2014 | Medford Mail Tribune

    Four young women are competing in the 2014 Miss Rogue Valley Scholarship Pageant, set for 7 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Cascade Christian High School, 855 Chevy Way, Medford.

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  15. Oregon Caves tours start month later this year in southern Oregon, not open over spring breakRead the original story

    Mar 19, 2014 | OregonLive.com

    ... is available at the Oregon Caves National Monument's website. Visitors planning a trip to the monument on Josephine County should be prepared for cool year-round cave temperatures (44 degrees Fahrenheit). The cave contains a sensitive, dimly lit ...

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  16. For some readers, rural protection means a gun and a dog, not policeRead the original story

    Mar 19, 2014 | OregonLive.com

    ... took off cross country (or couldn't tell the difference between diesel and gasoline). A few residents of Josephine County chimed in. The county is the current poster child for strapped sheriffs' offices. The Josephine County Sheriff's Office clocks ...

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  17. Police identify man killed in Josephine County motorcycle crashRead the original story

    Mar 16, 2014 | OregonLive.com

    ... a separate motorcycle. At about 5:30 p.m., the pair came upon a curve at milepost 25 near Sauers Flat in Josephine County. James Osborne lost control of his 2008 Suzuki, crossed into the oncoming traffic lane, sideswiped a car, and struck a tree ...

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  18. Grants Pass man killed in Josephine County motorcycle crashRead the original story

    Mar 15, 2014 | The Oregonian

    The unidentified 47-year-old man lost control of his 2008 Suzuki motorcycle about 5:30 p.m. on U.S. 199 near Hogue Drive , went off the road, hit a tree stump and was thrown from the vehicle, police said.

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  19. No police in rural Oregon? Call the fire departmentRead the original story

    Mar 15, 2014 | The Columbian

    ... the federal government no longer subsidizes basic government functions in timber dependent counties such as Josephine County. Voters also have rejected higher taxes. The other officers were Deputy Joel Heller, who's under contract to the city of ...

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  20. Letters: Lents, libraries, Portland utility oversightRead the original story

    Mar 15, 2014 | OregonLive.com

    ... wearing out. I strongly support the measure that gives 39 cents for every $1,000 of property taxes from Josephine County residents to the four libraries in the county, creating a library district. This will ensure wages for more employees, upkeep of ...

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