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BREAKING NEWS: Winner Declared After Recount for Josephine County Commish

After a recount, Cherryl Walker has been declared the winner in the race for Josephine County Commissioner Position 3 over Bob Just. The former legislator won by a mere 58 votes, out of over 34-thousand cast.Read More »

5-Way Tie For Cave Junction City Council Race

By Jim McCoy Mon 26th November NewselectionsJosephine County news
There's a five-way tie for a seat on the Cave Junction City Council - each person got three write-in votes each. So the election may be settled by chance, through drawing a name from a hat, for example. After the incumbent decided not to run, 62 voters wrote in names. Josephine County Clerk Art Harvey tells the Grants Pass Daily Courier the top finisher got seven votes but was disqualiRead More »

Josephine County Channels Money Into Justice System

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th September NewsJosephine County JailJosephine County news

A Southern Oregon county struggling with the end of federal timber subsidies has decided to restore some of the jail capacity it cut earlier this year when it turned loose nearly 40 inmates. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports that Josephine County will staff the jail to accommodate 69 inmates, up from 30, hiring a deputy and two monitoring technicians.
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Josephine County Voter Reject Levy, Select Commish Finalists

By Jim McCoy Wed 16th May NewsJosephine County newslaw enforcement

The finalists to fill two Josephine County Commissioner seats have been selected by voters. For Position Two, top vote-getter Keith Heck will face off against runner-up Toni Webb in a November run-off, while Cherryl Walker and Bob Just vie for Position Three. Art Harvey will remain County Clerk and Recorder. By a substantial margin, voters reject a tax levy to fund law enforcement.

Rally For Public Safety Levy Today In Josephine County

The Josephine County courthouse is the scene today for a rally in support of ballot measure 17-43.Read More »

Josephine County's Senior & Child ID Program Moving

The Child & Senior Identification Program for Josephine County is moving to the Cave Junction Substation located at 222 W. Lister St. The move is taking place Monday, April 2. This, according to a press release from the Josephin County Sheriff's office.Read More »


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