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Election 2016

Perhaps the one thing Democrats, Republicans and Independents can agree on is that it has been a scary election season. For our Halloween issue, we asked a handful of candidates and elected officials about their tricks and their treats. It isn’t hard-nosed journalism, but we sure learned a lot about

Medford City Council Candidates: The Good, Bad and Email Ugly Over the past couple weeks, we reached out to candidates for offices in Medford. With three seats open, and a changing political center and demographic in that city, there is a wide field for the positions, and a great possibility

For nearly two years in my late 20s, I worked as an attorney in the juvenile courts for the State of California. It was heartbreaking work. Most of the work was helping set policies and looking into ways that the courts could be help teenagers, but one day each week,

Challenger for Council, City of Ashland In a three way race for City of Ashland City Council Position Number 3, three is definitively company. As part of our continued coverage leading up to local elections, we caught up with Martin Kamenski, who is challenging councilmember Greg Lemhouse.    Rogue Valley

Incumbent Councilmember, City of Ashland Greg Lemhouse is a two-term city council member, and now he has two challengers vying for his seat. What gives? As part of our continued coverage leading up to local elections, we caught up with councilor Lemhouse. More interviews are available at our website, RogueValleyMessenger.com.

Last November, with little fanfare, Medford City Council voted 6-2 to enact a ban on outdoor marijuana grows in the city limits, a ban that would have pulled the plug on 1,942 state-licensed marijuana growers in Medford, roughly one-third of the licensed growers in Jackson County. But because the vote