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Josephine County Passes Jail And Library Levies

Jefferson Public Radio | May 17, 2017 8:44 a.m.

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.

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Board Members Resign From Oregon Shelter That Declined Gay Men's Chorus Donation

OPB | April 26, 2017 1:48 p.m.

Three board members have resigned from a Josephine County youth shelter that became involved in a controversy over a charitable donation earlier this month.

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Grants Pass Youth Shelter Declines Donation From Portland Gay Men's Chorus

Grants Pass | April 20, 2017 4:15 p.m.

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.

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Josephine County Community Has Just 1 Volunteer Firefighter

Grants Pass | Dec. 31, 2016 10:59 a.m.

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.

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Lawyers Square Off Over Josephine County GMO Ban

Capital 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.

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Vandalism At Josephine County Library Shows Erosion Of Social Contract

OPB | Feb. 28, 2016 9:05 a.m.

On the morning of Feb. 23, vandals ransacked and robbed the Illinois Valley branch of the Josephine Community Libraries

local | News

Who Is Oregon's Annie Doe?

OPB | Sept. 6, 2015 2:30 p.m.

In 1971, a man found a woman's body in the woods in southern Oregon. A deputy and an anthropologist are still trying to figure out who she was.

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Krauss Lane Fire Quickly Contained, Evacuation Notice Lifted

OPB | Aug. 8, 2015 7:07 p.m. | Portland

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.

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Top Stories: Kitzhaber To Answer Questions About Fiancee, Oregon Snowpack Low Again

OPB | 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 Blog

Josephine County Restaurants Offer GMO-Free Options

OPB | 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.

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Southern Oregon Town Asks Federal Judge To Rule on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

OPB | April 21, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: The Cave Junction City Council voted to ask a federal court to reconcile state and federal laws on medical marijuana dispensaries.