KLAMATH COUNTY VOTERS HAVE PASSED A 31 MILLION DOLLAR BOND MEASURE TO FUND CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. BY JUST A 168 VOTE MARGIN, VOTERS AGREED TO FUND CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW HENLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. ABOUT TWELVE-MILLION DOLLARS WILL BE USED FOR BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS ACROSS THE DISTRICT. KLAMATH COUNTY VOTERS ALSO VOTED TO ELECT THEIR COMMISSIONERS ON A NON-PARTISAN BASIS...
ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHANGES TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS YOU HAVENT HEARD OF IS NOW OFFICIAL.THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HAS APPROVED A NEW STANDARDIZED TEST CALLED 'THE COMMON CORE'. UNLIKE 'NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND' THIS DIDN'T COME THROUGH CONGRESS.. STAVE LEVEL OFFICIALS PUT IT TOGETHER- THOUGH THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS ON BOARD. AFTER A FEW DOZEN OREGON SCHOOL HAVE TRIED THE NEW TEST, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS AGREE THAT IT IS REALLY HARD... EVEN FOR HIGH-ACHIEVING STUDENTS. STATE OFFICIALS PLAN A BIGGER PILOT OF THE SMARTER BALANCED TEST NEXT YEAR. THE NEW TEST WILL COUNT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SPRING OF 2015.
OREGON SENATOR RON WYDEN IS LOOKING TO TALK TO COLLEGE STUDENTS ABOUT GRADUATION RATES AND STUDENT DEBT IN A NEW WAY! VIA TWITTER! THIS THURSDAY AT 1:30PM THE SENATOR WILL HOLD A TWITTER TOWN HALL MEETING ON THE 'STUDENT RIGHT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO' ACT. A BILL THAT WOULD ENSURE PROSPECTIVE COLLEGE STUDESNTS GET ACCURATE INFORMATION ON THINGS LIKE GRADUATION RATES, STUDENT DEBT AND POST-GRADUATION EARNINGS. TO ASK THE SENATOR A QUESTION YOU CAN TWEET HIM USING #TALKHIGHED
8 OF THE 40 PEOPLE TARGETED IN LAST WEEK'S MASSIVE DRUG RAID IN KLAMATH COUNTY ARE NOW BEHIND BARS. WARRANTS WERE SERVED AT ABOUT 2 DOZEN HOMES IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS LAST WEDNESDAY IN ONE OF THE LARGEST DRUG RAIDS IN STATE HISTORY. THE RACKETEERING CHARGES CARRY POTENTIAL PRISON TIME OF ABOUT 18 YEARS.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office needs your help to catch a thief or thieves who made off with $171,000 dollars worth of loot. Sometime between April 12th, and May 2, suspects entered a home located in the 9,000 block of East Evans Creek Road in Rogue River. They cut into a safe and made off with more than 14 firearms, two Rolexes, dozens of gold, silver and platinum coins and ingots, ammo, and several thousand dollars in cash. If you saw anything suspicious near that area during that time period, please get in touch with the Sheriffs office.
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HOUSEHOLD FEE FOR JAILS, REALLY?
Jackson County will survey us to figure out if we're cool with voting for a $7 household fee in order to pay for the jail. Given that their administrative rules are designed to create more criminals, perhaps we should oblige them? You and I will eventually be in there, along with Gary Harrington and the rest of our state-fabricated criminals. Better make sure the facilities are nice. <sarcasm>
IS YOUR DOLLAR ONLY WORTH A PENNY??
Earl sent me this photo of an old FDIC bank label. Back during the start of the program, you were insured for $2500. Now it's a 100 times greater, $250,000.
Perhaps this symbolic of the true worth of the dollar - that it would take $250K today, to do what $2500 did then.
INFORMATION ON MONSANTO MARCH FROM GMOFREE JACKSON COUNTY
March on Monsanto which is happening this Saturday the 25th in Medford and Grants Pass and nationwide.
Here's an announcement from GMO-Free Jackson County, and I’m sure you must know plenty of other people and organizations who would have more info about this event. Here’s the website of GMO-Free Jackson County: http://www.gmofreejacksoncounty.org/
GUEST INFORMATION 5-23-2013
6:35 John Whitead, Rutherford Institute, they go to bat and file suit on behalf of Brandon Raub, the Marine vet who was arrested and thrown in a psych ward last August for his Facebook posts.
7:10 James Bell, General Motors - Clean Diesel coming out for Chevy Cruise. I'm a car and techno-geek, pretty cool that they're working on more diesels.
7:35 Joyce Haliqua, opening her JFK Memoribilia display in the gallery by Tinsletown in the Medford Center. 10AM Sunday is the start!!
8:10 Curt Chancler discusses administrative law, the tyranny and constitution-stripping of it, both here in Jackson, and soon in Josephine County. (Unless voters stop it, pronto)
GUESTS COMING UP FOR FRIDAY
6:35 Dennis Michael Lynch, film producer of "They Come To Ameria II", who says the cost of immigration amnesty will be intense.
7:10 Pete Swanson, Swanson Lumber, Sen. Wyden's olive branch to timber production.
7:35 State Senator Alan Bates takes your calls.
8:10 Joe Kapaczevski, the only Army Ranger returned to active combat duty with a prosthetic leg.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Jul 29, 2011 10:12am
Your source for year-round gardening, tree, and landscaping advice! Stan Mapolski is The Rogue Gardener...and he takes your calls Saturday mornings from 9:00 'til 10:00.
Minding Your Money
Jul 29, 2011 10:19am
Solid advice and information during these unsettling times...Doug Stone from Seacrest Wealth Management will show you how to practically manage your finances and keep more of your hard-earned dollar! Saturday morning at 11:00 on KMED.
The Right Buy
Jul 29, 2011 10:47am
Join local realtors Pete Belcastro and Joe Brett Saturday morning at 10:00 for the Rogue Valley's only radio show dedicated to buying or selling your home along with local guest experts on title, mortgage, and home renovations.