November 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Lakers Fire Coach

By Jim McCoy Fri 9th November SportsLos Angeles LakersNBA
The Los Angeles Lakers have fired coach Mike Brown after a 1-4 start to his second season in charge. The Lakers announced the surprising move Friday, several hours before they hosted Golden State.Read More » NASCAR's Harvick To Race For Stewart in 2014

By Jim McCoy Fri 9th November SportsKevin HarvickNASCARTony Stewart
Tony Stewart has reportedly signed Kevin Harvick to drive for his team beginning in 2014. Tony Stewart would not comment Friday on the report by, which said Harvick has signed a multi-year agreement to drive for Stewart-Haas Racing when his contract expires after next season.Read More »

Ducks, Beavers May Test New Starting QBs

Even though Kevin Hogan grew up the son of a lobbyist and attended high school six blocks from the Capitol building, nobody had to do any politicking for him to be Stanford's starting quarterback. The way Hogan has played made him a nearly unanimous choice. In one of the smoothest and least controversial changes any major program will ever have, Hogan has quietly supplanted Josh Nunes undeRead More »

Singler's NBA Career Off To Solid Start

By Jim McCoy Wed 7th November SportsKyle SinglerNBA
South Medford graduate Kyle Singler is off to a promising start in his NBA career, even if his Detroit Pistons are not. A week into first season, Singler is seeing plenty of playing time off the Pistons bench, and he’s making the most of it. The 6-8 forward who played collegiately at Duke is shooting a blistering 61 percent from the field and he’s averaging nearly 9 points a game.Read More »

Earthquake Recorded Off Oregon Coast

By Jim McCoy Wed 7th November NewsearthquakesOregon coast
A 4.2-magnitude earthquake was reported Wednesday morning in the Pacific Ocean about 140 miles off the coast of Oregon and California. The U.S.Read More »

Several Towns Re-Elect Mayors, Phoenix, Gold Hill & Grants Pass Get New Ones

By Jim McCoy Wed 7th November Newssouthern Oregon politics
A number or mayoral seats were up for grabs in yesterday’s election. John Stromberg of Ashland held off a challenge from one-time mayor Alan De Boer and organic farmer Keith Erickson, also known as “Biome.” Hank Williams of Central Point, Medford’s Gary Wheeler were re-elected without opposition. Eagle Point’s Bob Russell was also unopposed. One mayor lost his re-election bid.Read More »

Oregon Stays "Blue"

By Jim McCoy Wed 7th November News2012 electionPolitics
Democrats have retained their grip on all of Oregon's partisan statewide offices and chose President Barack Obama for a second time.Read More »

Three County Commissioner Races Remain Close

By Jim McCoy Wed 7th November News2012 electionPolitics
While the presidential election was pretty well settled at around 8 p.m. Tuesday night, three county commissioner races in southern oregon are still close to call. In Jackson County, Republican Doug Breidenthal leads Democrat Jeff Scroggin by 2,200 votes. Cherryl Walker leads by Bob Just by 115 vote in Josephine County. A member of Just’s campaign staff says there remains 900 votes to count.Read More »

County Commissioner Races Highlight Southern Oregon Races

By Jim McCoy Tue 6th November NewselectionsPolitics
Among the hottest races in southern Oregon are the races for positions on the Jackson and Josephine County Board of Commissioners. Doug Breidenthal, Jeff Scoggin are competing to fill the vacancy being left in Jackson County by the retiring C.W. Smith.Read More »

Prediction: Oregonians Expected To Say "No" To Pot, Gambling and Gillnet Ban

By Jim McCoy Tue 6th November Newsballot measureselectionsPolitics
Oregon voters have the chance to decide the state's future on marijuana, gambling and commercial fishing, but the odds are stacked against any of those measures passing. Polling has shown the state unwilling to regulate pot like alcohol. Oregonians are also unlikely to approve a nontribal casino outside Portland.Read More »


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