THE THIRD SUSPECT IN A 2012 HOME INVASION ROBBERY IN ASHLAND IS IN JAIL. ASHLAND POLICE HAD RYAN WILLIAMS IN CUSTODY IN APRIL OF THAT YEAR. BUT HE DIDN'T APPEAR IN COURT THAT AUGUST AND POLICE HADN'T HEARD FROM HIM SINCE BUT DETECTIVES RECENTLY GOT A TIP THAT WILLIAMS WAS LIVING IN LOS ANGELES AND WITH THE HELP OF U.S. MARSHALS. WILLIAMS WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY TUESDAY.
MORE CITIES AND COUNTIES ARE WORKING **AHEAD OF MEASURE-91. JACKSON COUNTY TOOK STEPS WEDNESDAY NIGHT TO TAX MARIJUANA SHOULD IT BECOME LEGAL IN NOVEMBER.
JACKSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS VOTED TWO-TO-ONE WEDNESDAY MORNING TO TAX MEDICAL AND RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA. GROWERS WOULD BE TAXED BETWEEN FIVE AND $35-DOLLARS PER OUNCE DEPENDING ON THE PART OF THE PLANT. SELLERS WOULD BE TAXED UP TO 25-PERCENT OF THE SALE. COMMISSIONERS SAY THERE ARE SEVERAL REASONS A TAX IS NECESSARY. NOTHING IS FINALIZED UNTIL COMMISSIONERS VOTE AT A SECOND READING AND HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING. THAT WILL TAKE PLACE NOVEMBER FIFTH.
A CAR CRASH IN WHITE- CITY LEAVES PIZZA & POT ALL OVER THE ROAD. SENDING THE DRIVER TO THE HOSPITAL.
INVESTIGATORS WITH THE JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ARE NOW LOOKING INTO WHAT CAUSED THE CRASH. IT HAPPENED WEDNESDAY, JUST BEFORE SIX O'CLOCK ON EAST ANTELOPE AND AGATE DAM ACCESS ROAD. DEPUTIES SAY THE DRIVER CAME AROUND A CORNER AND FOR SOME REASON DRIFTED.. AND THEN ROLLED. THE DRIVER HAD TO BE EXTRICATED FROM THE VEHICLE. DEPUTIES SAY HE TOLD THEM HE WAS GOING TO A TRIMMING PARTY-- AND THAT HE IS A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD HOLDER.
A CANDIDATE FOR STATE SENATE IS WITHDRAWING HIS NAME FROM THE BALLOT.
LESS THAN THREE WEEKS BEFORE NOVEMBER'S GENERAL ELECTION. ART KRUEGER IS THE PACIFIC GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE FOR DISTRICT THREE. HE'S RUNNING AGAINST DEMOCRATIC INCUMBENT ALAN BATES AND REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE DAVE DOTTERRER. KRUEGER SAYS HE FILED HIS CANDIDACY JUST HOURS BEFORE THE DEADLINE.. AFTER THE GREEN PARTY CALLED AND ASKED HIM TO BE THEIR REPRESENTATIVE
SEX OFFENDER EDWARD CLEMENT WANTED OUT OF MEDFORD IS CAPTURED BY FEDERAL MARSHALS IN CALIFORNIA.
POLICE HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR EDWARD CLEMENT SINCE HE FAILED TO SHOW UP TO HIS RAPE TRIAL LAST WEEK. HE WAS ORIGINALLY ARRESTED IN JUNE CHARGED WITH RAPE, SODOMY AND UNLAWFUL CONTACT WITH A CHILD. POLICE SAY THEY DO NOT KNOW EXACT DETAILS OF HIS ARREST CLEMENT WILL BE EXTRADITED TO MEDFORD WHERE HE'LL NOW FACE ADDITIONAL CHARGES.
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THURSDAY'S KITZHABER/RICHARDSON SCANDAL STORY
Dennis Richardson accuses Kitzhaber and Hayes of felonies, asks the U.S. Attorney to investigate. Grab the popcorn, folks, this could be quite a feature.
EBOLA - NOW IN NEW YORK CITY (Breaking news, 5:45p 10/23
KITZHABER SCANDALS CHANGING THE VOTE?
STORY 2 - State announced $150,000 contract to wife of key Kitzhaber advisor before competitive bidding
BILL'S GUESTS FOR 10-23-2014
6:35 Gayle Trotter, attorney, fellow at the Independent Women's Forum. We talk about a restaurant owner in San Francisco...regulators and bureaucrats vs the Soup nazi.
7:35 Paul Stiegleder, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, in favor of legal marijuana.
8:10 Dave Dotterer, State Senate Candidate
UPDATE - P.C. MEETS EBOLA MEETS MEDFORD 549C...
Was the Medford 549 School District engaging in a verbal sleight-of-hand at Friday's Ebola/Flu Press Conference? It sure looks that way. Note how they said they "Have No exchange students with ties to West Africa". Well, here's an email quote from one source who tells me a slightly different story: "The two students attended Roosevelt last year, and have been out of country since summer in Senegal. They are currently flying back to the United States and planning to reenter the district. The school district held a press conference today saying they are taking normal precautions with Ebola and Flu season. They also made a point of saying there are no 'exchange students' that recently traveled to West Africa. That is saying one thing to give an appearance that no students at all have recently been to West Africa, which is not the case (since these two sibling students have residence here)."
I can't confirm this, but it's a bit different from what the district says. Parents could be forgiven for asking the administration a few more questions.
(FRIDAY 10-17-2014 POST)
Medford Schools conduct a press conference this afternoon regarding ebola awareness. I've been made aware of officials wanting to keep things quiet. Here's an email, which I received last night:
"I have a family member who works at Roosevelt elementary school. This morning there was a staff meeting and the staff members were told two students would be entering the district that had recently moved to the United States from Senegal. Senegal is a Western African country that is currently stricken with Ebola. The staff was actually instructed to not mention this to students, friends, and even their families.
It was not made clear if these two students or their families have shown symptoms, been in contact with sick individuals, or under any type of quarantine. It is troubling that the school is potentially exposing staff and students to Ebola. It is also disturbing that the school is trying to keep this a secret.
Why not inform the district and allow the staff and student's parents to make a decision on what's best for their children?"
KMED called the school this morning, and left a message about this email. They returned our call during the show, wanting me to call them afterwards. I did, and everyone's in meetings. To be fair, Senegal has done a GREAT job of locking down the ebola problem there through tight border controls and quarantine. It's doubtful there is a problem, but that the district tries to keep it quiet is troubling.
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