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Jackson County Will Hold Off Enforcing GMO Ban

By Jim McCoy Fri 19th December NewsGMOJackson County
Jackson County won't be enforcing the ban on genetically modified crops approved by voters last May until a lawsuit filed by alfalfa famers is resolved. The Mail Tribune (vhttp://bit.ly/1wUiHVP) reports an agreement to that effect has been filed in federal court in Medford. The ban was to go into effect in June. The ballot measure was put up by organic farmers fearful thRead More »

Jackson County Sees Jump In Dog Licensing

By Jim McCoy Tue 25th March Newsdog licensingJackson County
The number of licensed pets has increased in Jackson County because of an ordinance that makes it mandatory for veterinarians to report dog rabies shots. Animal Control sold 14,718 dog licenses in 2013, up 16 percent from the year before.Read More »

Proposed Jackson County Surcharge Rejected

Jackson County commissioners have dropped the idea of raising money for the jail and libraries by charging households a special fee. The Medford Mail Tribune reports commissioners voted to drop the idea Wednesday after a telephone survey showed voters overwhelmingly say they can't afford the extra $7 a month. Like other counties in Oregon's timber country, Jackson County has beeRead More »

Jackson County Takes Over Struggling Resort

By Jim McCoy Mon 4th March NewsHoward PrairieJackson County
Jackson County has taken over a Cascade Range resort from what an official describes as a struggling concessionaire. The county's director of roads and parks, John Vial, tells the Ashland Daily Tidingsthe county itself will operate the Howard Prairie Resort when it reopens this spring. He says the current lease holder is behind $60,000 in payments and $10,000 in taxes. TRead More »

GMO Ban Initiative Qualifies for May 2014 Ballot In Jackson County

By Jim McCoy Wed 9th January NewsGMO BanJackson County
Organizers of a petition drive to eliminate genetically modified crops in Jackson County have enough signatures that voters will get to decide on a proposed ban in the May, 2014 primary.Read More »

Jackson County Accepts Regional Planning

By Jim McCoy Fri 16th November NewsJackson Countyland use planning
Jackson County and six cities within its boundaries were once resistant to the idea of state-controlled land use planning.Read More »

Jackson County Fair Begins

By admin Tue 17th July NewsfairJackson County
The Jackson County Fair has begun, without the 100 degree temperatures
normally associated with the week long event.Read More »
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