Updated at 3:20 PM

While traditional jet boat companies are hampered by diminished water below Grants Pass, a start-up with a smaller boat is running out of TouVelle State Park

Updated at 3:18 PM

Stand-up comedian Brian Regan has made 26 appearances on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman," and he has two hour-long Comedy Central shows to his credit: "The Epitome of Hyperbole" and "Brian Regan Standing UP," among his various CDs and...

Updated at 3:00 PM

We have been on a cross-country trip and away from our normal laundry set-up for weeks. We’re ‘traveling light’ so finding a place to periodically wash sox and underwear has been a challenge. Let me say this: laundromats, where you...

Updated at 2:46 PM

 Fire officials advised residents along parts of the Humbug Creek Road area to be prepared to evacuate because of nearby lightning-caused wildfire.The Oregon Department of Forestry says the Old Blue Mountain fire, sparked by a round...

Updated at 1:02 PM

Scam artists are calling under the guise of state revenue or IRS agents and scamming people out of money, the Oregon Department of Revenue reported.The Oregon Department of Revenue has received numerous reports from taxpayers who got calls...

Updated at 11:49 AM

Grumman Drive will be closed between Coker Butte Road and Burlcrest Drive 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Friday, Aug. 22.During that time, contractor West Coast Pipeline will work in the right of way. Motorists who use that road should...

Updated at 8:42 AM

A Monday afternoon round of thunderstorms sparked eight new fires in Jackson and Josephine counties.The Oregon Department of Forestry reported the largest of those, the Old Blue Mountain Fire, had grown to about 60 acres by this morning.

Updated at 6:35 AM

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Posted Aug 18, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The Karuk Tribe in Northern California may still be at least a year away from opening a casino in Yreka, but the they are years ahead of the Coquilles, who want to open a smaller casino in Medford. If the Karuks' casino does open, it would likely...

Posted Aug 18, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Why should Republicans engage in outreach to African-Americans, even though the level of suspicion is so high and the yield in votes is likely to be so low?Even among some reform-oriented...

Posted Aug 18, 2014 at 11:01 PM

On January 26, 2009, a dozen Ashlanders met to discuss a new way of supporting the Ashland Emergency Food Bank. The economy had crashed four months earlier, and the number of people in Ashland who needed emergency provisions had jumped...

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