First Trump-Biden Debate Causes ‘Panic in the Democratic Party’

Last night’s debate between former President Donald Trump and current President Joe Biden was an example of cruel and unusual political punishment by putting him on a worldwide debate stage. This very early presidential debate displayed the poor mental fitness of President Biden before the American Voter. Now Democrat leaders are calling for Biden to … Read more

Winning Elections with Integrity and Authenticity

By Dr. Noah Robinson Oregonians want honest elected officials. And yet, politics has become so corrupt that many voters ignore those officials as much as possible, and many of them don’t even vote. One lesson from the Senate District 2 primary election is that Republican campaign consultants and candidates should run strictly honest campaigns. It … Read more

The Rise and Fall of Christine Goodwin

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When Christine Goodwin was appointed to complete the term of the late state Rep. Gary Leif, who died in July of 2021, she had no intention of running for a full term. The News-Review reported, “[Goodwin] said she doesn’t want to run for the office in 2022 because moving to Salem is not something she … Read more

Editorial: Presidential Politics

Time flies in the political world. We no sooner have midterm elections when suddenly it’s time to begin the quadrennial presidential election cycle. Of course, President Joe Biden has announced he is running for another term in 2024. That’s no surprise. What about on the Republican side? Who should challenge Biden? Normally, this means keeping … Read more

Election Results Point to Future Changes

The May 16 Special Election resulted in significant changes to our local school boards. Here are the official election results for races in Josephine County. Grants Pass School District Voters elected four new school board members to Grants Pass School District 7. Position 1: Challenger Dustin Smith defeated incumbent Scott Nelson. Dustin Smith: 4,102 (54.57%) … Read more

Editorial: A New Direction for Oregon: Vote Christine Drazan for Governor

Back in August, Republicans were excited to learn Christian Drazan would attend the Josephine County Fair for a meet and greet. One Republican leader suggested we form a circle around Christine to protect her from overzealous Republicans. That was a needless worry. Christine heard strong, informed and sometimes heated concerns about the SB 762 Wildfire … Read more

Editorial: Commissioner Race: Vote for John West

The Board of County Commissioners faces challenges on funding the Sheriff’s Office, preventing wildfires, expanding housing opportunities in the county and running county operations at a time of leaner resources. So, what do we need in our new commissioner? An effective county commissioner requires a combination of leadership and management skills and experience. This is … Read more

Election Recap and Look to November

By Richard Emmons The May 17 election resulted in a November run-off for county commissioner between John West and Brian DeLaGrange, voters repealing the county code enforcement ordinance and voters saying “No” to a ballot question about moving Josephine County to the state of Idaho. Josephine County Counsel Wally Hicks ran unopposed and was reelected … Read more