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Like the mythical bird for which his new business is named, Matt Havniear has risen from the ashes of war-torn Afghanistan to be reborn — as a craftsman of artisan guitars.Havniear, 32, a Medford native, says he finds relief from post-traumatic stress disorder working in the quiet of his garage, where he turns colorful cigar boxes into three- and four-string guitars."I hadn't been able to get much relief from the PTSD until I started making the guitars," says Havniear,...

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Emergency services personnel found a body this afternoon in the Greensprings area east of Ashland.Jackson County sheriff's Capt. Monte Holloway said investigators are still trying to determine its identity. The body was found in the...

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A Myrtle Creek man is dead after a Thursday afternoon car crash in Douglas County near Myrtle Creek.Oregon State Police reported the crash happened at 4:45 p.m. on Interstate 5 near milepost 110. Jonathan Graham, 58, was traveling...

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It helps to have friends in high places. Except if you're Gabriela Dawson.In this exclusive sneak peek from Wednesday's episode of

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Jackson County emergency managers plan to test a system next week that alerts residents to important public safety information.Anyone receiving a phone call, text message or email from the Jackson County Citizen Alert program Feb. 3...

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ASHLAND — Kristi Mergenthaler strolls along the upper bank of Ashland's Clay Creek scanning the tree bark for a little, no-neck bird walking head-first down a tree trunk.The Oredson-Todd Woods here are lousy with red-breasted...

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Almost as dominant as New England's performance in the AFC championship game was the showing for Pro Picks in both conference title matches.

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The pilots of a helium-filled balloon flying across the Pacific Ocean surpassed a duration record Friday as they approach North America, marking a historic day for the team that already has eclipsed a distance milestone.

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A man was fined and sentenced Friday to at least two months in custody after he was caught driving drunk twice in three months in 2013 and hit a pedestrian in Medford.Randy Allan Jans, 56, of Idaho will lose his driver's license for three...

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The Ashland School District is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights after the parent of a former Walker Elementary student filed a complaint alleging that the district had discriminated against her and...

Posted at 12:00 PM

Four young women stripped naked and threw themselves on the red earth as a squad of French peace keepers in the Central African Republic stood by stone-faced.

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