600 STUDENTS WERE ON LOCK-DOWN YESTERDAY AT GRIFFIN CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL... AFTER A NEIGHBOR REPORTED A COUGAR ON THE NORTH EDGE OF CAMPUS. TEACHERS KEPT STUDENTS INSIDE AROUND 1:30 THIS AFTERNOON... WHILE POLICE CHECKED THE PERIMETER AND NEIGHBORING PROPERTIES. THE PRINCIPAL SAYS THIS IS THE FIRST TIME HE'S SEEN THE SITUATION IN HIS THREE YEARS... AND THAT EVERYTHING WENT SMOOTHLY.
ASHLAND WAS ONE OF THE *FIRST CITIES IN SOUTHERN OREGON TO APPROVE DISPENSARIES- BY AMENDING ITS CITY CODE. BUT TUESDAY NIGHT... A CHANGE IN HEART.. IN A SECOND READING AND VOTE...ASHLAND CITY COUNCIL PASSED A LIMITED MORATORIUM ORDINANCE WHICH WILL BAN DISPENSARIES IN SPECIFIC AREAS THEY CHOOSE...
MEANWHILE,THE CITY OF CAVE JUNCTION WILL TURN TO THE FEDERAL COURTS FOR GUIDANCE IN DETERMINING WHETHER OR NOT TO ALLOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES IN THEIR CITY
THE MEDFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT NAMES ITS NEW LEADER...SET TO TAKE OVER FOR SUPERINTENDENT DOCTOR PHIL LONG IN JULY.
BRIAN SHOE-MATE SHUMATE IS FROM LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY- WHERE HE'S CURRENTLY AN ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT. BOARD MEMBERS SAY THEY CHOSE SHUMATE USING A LIST OF CRITERIA FORMED *WITH THE PUBLIC'S HELP.
THE CITY OF ASHLAND TOOK ITS FIRST STEPS LAST NIGHT TO BAN PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS.
IN A FIRST READING AND VOTE... THE COUNCIL VOTED 5 to ONE IN FAVOR OF A PLASTIC SHOPPING BAG BAN- UNDER THE ORDINANCE... STORES WOULD NO LONGER BE ABLE TO PROVIDE PLASTIC BAGS AND WOULD CHARGE CUSTOMERS FOR PAPER BAGS.
IT'S NOW UP TO A JURY...BOURNE HUDDLESTON -- ACCUSED OF MURDERING HIS WIFE TWO YEARS AGO -- TOOK THE WITNESS STAND TUESDAY
BEFORE CLOSING ARGUMENTS IN THE TRIAL...HUDDLESTON SAYS AFTER HIS WIFE SHOT HERSELF... HE WAS SCARED AND TOOK OFF IN HIS TRUCK. THE JURY WILL BEGIN DELIBERATING THIS MORNING. AND WE'LL HAVE THE FULL DETAILS FROM COURT ON TONIGHT'S NEWS.
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On his show Monday, Beck decries the taunting which BLM employees took at the Bundy Ranch siege from the protestors. They (BLM) were just "doing their job".
However, history has not been kind to mindless robots just "following orders" from a corrupt central authority. If Beck is going to hang with a "Getting Right With God" stance regarding the standoff protests, then "Getting Right With Who You Take a Paycheck From" should also be part of the plan.
Cliven Bundy is no saint. However, his "sin" of not paying the grazing fees is far outweighed by the greater federal government sin of the coveting, hoarding, and tyrannical control over massive tracts of public lands, lands which should have been disposed of and returned to the states decades ago.
For the record, I have a lot of respect for Glenn Beck and how he's helped us be more informed. I just have a serious difference of opinion regarding the Bundy Ranch situation.
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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 04-14-2014
7:10 State Rep. Sal Esquivel talks Bundy and other issues.
7:35 Corey Falls, candidate for Jackson County Sheriff, Deputy Chief at Ashland PD.
8:10 Dale Matthews, BadCounty.com, on the vote in Cave Junction punting on medical marijuana dispensaries.
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Jul 29, 2011 10:12am
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Jul 29, 2011 10:19am
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Jul 29, 2011 10:47am
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