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Jo County Voters Stand Firm Against Tax Increase

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd May NewsJosephine Countypublic safetytaxes
A property tax levy for Josephine County has gone down to defeat. Nearly 52-percent of registered voters weighed in and it was rejected by a little more than 500 votes out of over 26-thousand cast. With the loss of federal timber money, Josephine is one of several counties who have had to make drastic cutbacks to public safety services.Read More »

"Uniting For Justice" Rally Friday Evening in Grants Pass

An organization calling itself "Securing Our Safety" is holding a community event they are calling "Uniting For Safety" in Grants Pass this evening at 5:15 p.m. about efforts to restore criminal justice services in Josephine County.Read More »

Citizens Patrol Josephine County Neighborhoods

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th October NewsGrants Pass newspublic safety
The sheriff's department in a vast, rural corner of southwest Oregon has been racked by budget cuts and the jail can hold only the worst offenders. But people in Josephine County aren't about to approve higher taxes to increase funding for law enforcement. So some folks have taken matters into their own hands - strapping pistols to their hips to patrol their own neighborhoods.Read More »

Grants Pass Citizens Public Safety Academy

By Jim McCoy Thu 5th July NewsGrants Pass newspublic safety

The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety is announcing a "Citizen's Public Safety Academy" beginning August 21. The weekly classes start at 6 p.m. run for 3 1/2 hours, totaling 11 sessions .Read More »

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