Sheriff Dave Daniel speaks out about 114

As your sheriff, it is my obligation to protect our citizens lives, property and every Amendment within the Constitution of Oregon and the United States Constitution. The Sheriff’s Office has received many inquiries about voter-approved Measure 114 and where I stand on it. Like many rural counties, Josephine County soundly[Read More…]

Sheriffs to spurn parts of Measure 114

While a slight majority of Oregon voters elected to approve Measure 114 – which would require permits to buy all firearms and ban high capacity magazines – the legislation was overwhelmingly unpopular in most rural counties.Voters in 29 of Oregon’s 36 counties voted against it. In Josephine County, 114 was[Read More…]

Magic mushrooms banned and LERAT failed

Many were shocked by the midterm congressional races in the United States, which saw one of the best performances by the party in control of the White House in the last century, leaving control of both chambers of Congress narrower than anticipated.However, closer to home in the state of Oregon[Read More…]

Tina Kotek wins governor’s race

Clare Rush andAndrew SeleskyAssociated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tina Kotek has been elected Oregon’s next governor, extending longtime Democratic control of the state and dashing Republican hopes for a rare win in a top race on the West Coast of the United States.Kotek joins Maura Healey of Massachusetts as[Read More…]

Who won the race?

GOP’s Chavez-DeRemer flips Oregon 5th Congressional District Gillian FlaccusAssociated PressPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer has won the open U.S. House seat in Oregon’s 5th Congressional District, flipping the district for the GOP in a hard-fought contest that drew millions in outside money to the state.Chavez-DeRemer’s victory makes her[Read More…]

Knapp rebuts Daniel’s comments from prior issue

In the Oct. 26 issue of the IV News the front page ran an article “Daniel vs. Knapp round 2” which started “For the second time in four years Sheriff Dave Daniel is facing a challenger to his position as Josephine County sheriff. Challenger Jonathan Knapp has a number of[Read More…]

Daniel vs. Knapp round 2

For the second time in four years Sheriff Dave Daniel is facing a challenger to his position as Josephine County sheriff. Challenger Jonathan Knapp has a number of criticisms he has leveled against Sheriff Daniel. The Illinois Valley News interviewed Knapp and then gave Daniel the opportunity to respond.What qualifies[Read More…]

2 vie to fill open commissioner’s seat Nov. 8

Seven candidates entered the primary for Josephine County Commissioner Position 1, but the field has been narrowed to two: Brian DeLaGrange and John West. Below find a Q&A with both candidates.What are your qualifications to be a county commissioner?West: I have an associate’s degree in forestry. I’ve been doing land[Read More…]

County holds conference on ballot measures

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — The Board of Josephine County Commissioners will host a press conference today, Oct. 12 to provide information on Ballot Measure 17-112 and address questions about the countywide law enforcement retail activities tax proposed to the voters of Josephine County on the Nov. 8 ballot.The press conference[Read More…]