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Lane closure affects traffic on Sage Road this week

A lane of Sage Road between West McAndrews Road and Highway 238 will be closed from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. today through Thursday, Nov. 22.

Knife River Materials will be working on right of way, and flaggers will direct traffic.

Motorists using the road should plan for delays and consider alternate routes. For more information, contact Medford Public Works at 541-774-2100.

Interfaith Thanksgiving talk planned at Wesley Hall

The 29th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration's theme will be "Loving Each Other — an Interfaith 1960s style 'Love In' " from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, at Wesley Hall, behind First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland.

The event will feature spiritual leaders from different faiths and traditions. Attendees are encouraged to wear tie dye and to bring blankets to donate to local shelters. The event is free and open to all. Call 541-482-1025.

Klamath County DA Caleb will step down at year's end

Klamath County District Attorney Ed Caleb has announced he will step down from his position as of Jan. 1.

He said the pressures of the job as the county's chief prosecutor are exacerbating what he called "nonlife-threatening health issues." Caleb, 64, declined to provide further details.

"After talking to my family and putting a lot of thought into it, we came to the conclusion this would be the best course of action," he said.

Caleb said there are at least a couple of people interested in the job. When district attorney positions are vacated before an election, the governor is in charge of interviewing for them and making an appointment. The appointee typically runs for the office in the next election.

Caleb was appointed to the job in 1985 to fill a vacancy created when former District Attorney Rodger Isaacson left the job to become a Klamath County judge. Caleb won re-election to the post in the next election and has been re-elected since.

From staff and wire reports

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