Constitution presented to EPHS students

By Sen. Doug Whitsett (Distr. 28)for the IndependentThe Jackson County Republican women have an ongoing project to place a copy of the United States Constitution in the hands of all Jackson County public and private school students. This year they invited Senator Alan Bates and me to participate in more than two hours of conversation…

Constitution presented to EPHS students

By Sen. Doug Whitsett (Distr. 28)for the IndependentThe Jackson County Republican women have an ongoing project to place a copy of the United States Constitution in the hands of all Jackson County public and private school students. This year they invited Senator Alan Bates and me to participate in more than two hours of conversation…

Walden opposes expansion of navigable water

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and the Congressional Western Caucus joined in opposition to legislation introduced by Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.) that seeks to provide the federal government with jurisdictional authority over all water across the entire United States. The legislation, titled “America’s Commitment to Clean Water Act,” seeks to expand the federal government’s control of…

Tea Party protests

{gallery}/04_20_10/teagroup{/gallery} Medford’s Alba Park was the gathering spot for one of hundreds of Tea Party protests held nationwide on April 15. The Tea Party has been the focus of much attention over the last few months. This particular April 15 event was planned to draw particular attention to the income tax deadline. Many carried banners…

Amendment to "no child" of concern with its environmental ed mandates

Sen.Doug Whitsett (D-28) By Sen.Doug Whitsett (D-28) A public law, called the "No Child Left Inside Act", is currently being debated in Washington D.C. I believe this Act should be of serious concern to everyone regardless of our political affiliations or our environmental concerns.      HR 3036 proposes to amend "No Child Left Behind"…