By William Kronert Measure 17-116, a ballot measure to change the Josephine County charter, is a perfect example of liberal ideas. Here are five reasons… Read More »5 Reasons to Vote No on Josephine County Charter Replacement
Two petition drives are now underway locally, with volunteers gathering signatures to revise the Josephine County Charter. This follows a year-long study effort by the… Read More »2 Groups Proposing County Charter Revisions Now Gathering Signatures
Josephine County property owners, you’ve just received a tax cut. On June 7, two Josephine County commissioners voted to defund 4-H and other OSU Extension… Read More »Josephine County Defunds 4-H OSU Extension for 2023-24
In the political world it’s so much easier to simply “go along to get along.” Now and then a small group of politicians just say… Read More »Hope and change in Josephine County, Salem and Washington, D.C.
By Richard Emmons I met with Don Scott on Sept. 16. He wanted to show me one of his $350 pine caskets, which he sells… Read More »Casket Maker Hopes Proposed Sales Tax is Met with Death Knell
The Board of County Commissioners faces challenges on funding the Sheriff’s Office, preventing wildfires, expanding housing opportunities in the county and running county operations at… Read More »Editorial: Commissioner Race: Vote for John West
By Richard Emmons On Aug. 10, the Josephine County Commissioners voted unanimously to place a 3% seasonal sales tax before the voters in November. The… Read More »County Commissioners Send Seasonal Sales Tax to November Vote