After a long string of defeated property tax levies, voters in Josephine County finally found two they could support. A public safety levy and a levy to establish a public library district both passed by nearly identical 52 to 48 percent margins.
Three board members have resigned from a Josephine County youth shelter that became involved in a controversy over a charitable donation earlier this month.
Hearts With A Mission, which operates the only youth shelter in Josephine County, stands by its decision to turn down a donation of nearly $3,000 raised during a charity concert in Grants Pass by the Portland Gay Men's Chorus.
Applegate has 44 volunteers on its roster, but next door in Williams, there's only a single volunteer to supplement two part-time paid staffers.
local | Agriculture | Food | NewsCapital Press | April 16, 2016 3:33 p.m. | Grants Pass, Oregon
Farmers seeking to overturn the ban against genetically engineered crops in Oregon’s Josephine County have come under fire in court from proponents of the ordinance.
On the morning of Feb. 23, vandals ransacked and robbed the Illinois Valley branch of the Josephine Community Libraries
As quickly as it started, the Krauss Lane Fire near Cave Junction has been contained, and officials have lift evacuation notices for residents in the area.
Politics | local | News | OPB News BlogOPB | Jan. 30, 2015 7:45 a.m. | Portland
Headlines for Friday, Jan. 30: Gov. John Kitzhaber will answer questions regarding his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, at a press conference this morning; Oregon's snowpack is low again this year despite normal precipitation; Josephine County voted not to tax recreational marijuana; and more.
local | News | OPB News BlogOPB | May 12, 2014 11:49 a.m. | Portland
In the midst of the heated genetically modified organisms debate, some restaurants in Southern Oregon have found an opportunity.
MONDAY: The Cave Junction City Council voted to ask a federal court to reconcile state and federal laws on medical marijuana dispensaries.