A WILDFIRE IN GRANTS PASS IS UNDER CONTROL THIS MORNING.
RURAL METRO FIRE SAYS THERE WERE NO EVACUATIONS AND NO HOMES WERE THREATENED DURING THE INCIDENT.
IT'S NOT KNOWN WHAT SPARKED THE FIRE... THAT'S STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION.
ONLY TWO WEEKS AWAY FROM THE START OF FIRE SEASON AND FIRE DANGER LEVELS COULD RISE TO THE EXTREME LEVEL IN JACKSON COUNTY IF THE WARM WEATHER PERSISTS.
O-D-F RECOMMENDS NOT STARTING ANY MORE CONTROLLED BURNS.. ESPECIALLY IN THE AFTERNOON WHEN THE WIND IS MOST ACTIVE.
IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR AN AFFORDABLE WEEKEND GETAWAY... THINK ABOUT HEADING TO A STATE PARK THE FIRST WEEKEND OF JUNE.
ALL TRADITIONAL AND R-V CAMPING AND PARKING... WILL BE FREE JUNE SIXTH AND SEVENTH.
YOU CAN ALSO FISH WITHOUT A LICENSE THAT WEEKEND.... PLUS FISHING GEAR, BAIT, AND EVEN SOME TIPS WILL BE PROVIDED BY PARK EMPLOYEES
JACKSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TAKE A FINAL VOTE ON WHERE MEDICAL MARIJUANA FACILITIES CAN AND CANNOT BE BUILT.
FACILITIES MUST BE A THOUSAND-FEET FROM PARKS OR SCHOOLS, ONE MILE AWAY FROM THE SOUTHERN OREGON REHABILITATION CENTER AND CLINICS IN WHITE CITY.... AND A-HALF MILE AWAY FROM ANOTHER DISPENSARY.
THE ORDINANCE WILL TAKE EFFECT IN 60 DAYS... THAT'S ALSO WHEN DISPENSARY OWNERS CAN BEGIN APPLYING FOR LICENSES.
A LACK OF MONEY FORCES THE METRO MEDFORD DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION TO CANCEL IT'S ART AND SOUND FESTIVAL THIS YEAR
LAST YEAR DOZEN VENUES THROUGHOUT DOWNTOWN MEDFORD FEATURED UPCOMING ARTISTS AND BANDS..
BUT WITH THE RECENT DEFEAT OF THE ECONOMIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, AND THE CITY'S DECISION NOT TO FUND METRO MEDFORD, THE ORGANIZATION IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MOVE FORWARD.
THE ASSOCIATION WILL NOW GO INTO A DORMANT STAGE...AND WILL BEGIN MEETING AGAIN BEFORE NEXT YEAR'S PEAR BLOSSOM FESTIVAL.
GARY GOINS, CONVICTED MURDERER, WILL SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE BEHINDS BARS WITHOUT POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE OR RIGHT TO APPEAL.
THE JURY HAD BEEN DELIBERATING WEATHER OR NOT TO GIVE GOINS THE DEATH PENALTY.
GOINS WAS FOUND GUILTY OF KILLING HIS BROTHER DENNIS AND SISTER IN LAW SUSAN GOINS IN 20-11.
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GO AHEAD, CALL ME "CYNICAL"
SB964 passes the Senate 29-1, reducing OMMP plants allowed at grow sites, and lets cities and counties ban medical dispensaries without a vote of the people...Which I thought was contrary to the earlier intent that the PEOPLE could vote to ban dispensaries, but not have to vote to overturn a vote of the Government first. Alex Rogers of Ashland Alternative Health is beside himself over this one. But it's not a done deal, could be kept bottled in committee, or die in the house.
But still, be honest (and in my case, cynical). You KNOW that once legal recreational weed (taxed) was coming, the poobahs were going to pull out the stops to screw the lid down on OMMP (untaxed) weed, right? It's not about medicine, it's not about your rights, it's not about the law, it's ALWAYS about the money.
BILL'S GUESTS FOR 05-27-2015
6:35 Dale Matthews at BadCounty.com, and it was suggested that some of the money be take from the roads reserve fund and used for sheriffs patrols, now that the safety levy has failed....This was not well received.
7:10 State Rep Duane Stark updates the Salem Session craziness.
7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau.
8:10 Loma Wharton and Rae Kopitka of the Liberators. They're asking for help in fighting the lawsuit that Sheriff Richard Mack has filed against them.
My email to Sen. Merkley, since I couldn't make it to his event today. (I'll tell you what he has to say when/if it comes in)
I wanted to go see you at Crater today, but couldn't break away from the radio station work. My question is a serious one. You are against the fast track authority for President Obama on TPP, which I'm happy about. You and I don't agree on many issues, but we do on this one. Now then, could someone please cite the LAW and authority which has all you Senators scurrying around saying "We can't tell you what's in it, but it's bad"? What's the law and constitutional authority silencing you? Appreciate your help on this, as I know of NOTHING that can shut a Senator up from telling his constituents the truth.
Thanks in Advance,
THE FULL SERIES OF PROFESSOR JOEL MARKS' CONSTITUTIONAL SERIES IS HERE!
Thanks to KevStir
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