County withholds demographic information on its 10 virus cases

By Shaun Hall of the Daily Courier   Public health officials in Grants Pass and Medford say they continue to keep basic information about local coronavirus cases to themselves because of federal and state privacy laws. There have been 10 confirmed cases in Josephine...

MEDFORD CONSIDERS HEMP BAN

MEDFORD, ORE. (AP) — Medford city leaders are considering a ban on growing hemp within the city.   The Mail Tribune reports the Medford City Council this week reviewed possible code changes that address the city’s concerns. The city previously banned growing...

County’s pot task force sees a slight cut in state funding

State funding for Josephine County’s new marijuana law enforcement team is being reduced slightly. The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission is willing to continue funding the team — formed mainly just this summer — but is cutting the budget for a full-time deputy...

Cash crop

Cash crop The Rogue Valley Food System Network and its stakeholders — consumers, farmers, food banks and packaging and distribution agencies — are vitally concerned with how new agricultural products affect the food supply in Jackson and Josephine counties. This year,...
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