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JPR has gathered all our coverage of Election 2018 here, in one place. So, if you missed our stories about any of the candidates or ballot measures you'll be voting on, you can catch up, refresh your memory or delve a little deeper to make your final decision.

School Bonds: No In Medford and Grants Pass


Grants Pass voters rejected a bond issue for two new middle schools and other physical plant upgrades in the May primary on Tuesday. 

Meanwhile, a bond issue that would have created new career and technical education (CTE) facilities in the Medford School District was losing in early returns.

The Grants Pass measure would have raised $138.7 Million in bonded debt to replace the two existing middle schools, North and South.  Allen Dale, Highland, and Riverside schools were to get extensive repairs, roofs would have been replaced at Lincoln and Redwood schools, and other upgrades were planned.

Voters rejected the bond issue 55% to 45%, avoiding new property taxes to repay the bonds.

The Medford bond issue, worth $25 Million, took a major blow when the district's budget committee chair, Kevin Husted, came out in opposition to the measure.  Husted said publicly that he didn't think the district spent enough time on the measure, and that other facilities already existed.

Still, the measure didn't miss by much: the first count showed it losing by 51% No to 49% Yes.

Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.