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Christian conservatives are often the subject of study by academics, who seem to find their culture as foreign as that of Borneo tribesmen. And this is a particularly interesting time for brave social scientists to put on their pith helmets and head to Wheaton, Ill., Colorado Springs or unexplored regions of the South. They will find a community under external and internal cultural stress.It is fair to say that some cultural views traditionally...

Updated at 6:26 PM

An Illinois man is expected to plead guilty Wednesday to interfering charges after he allegedly fought with federal park rangers at Crater Lake National Park last week.

Updated at 6:19 PM

Umpqua Bank regains Jackson County lead for commercial banking deposits it lost to U.S. Bank a year ago.

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A man accused of robbing and murdering an Ashland man by stabbing him to death in October 2013 pleaded guilty Tuesday to those crimes and agreed to testify against his roommate and alleged co-conspirator.Othon Robert Campos Jr., 42,...

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A former hunting guide suspected of spotlighting and poaching a deer in the middle of the night in Bear Creek Orchards was cited and kicked off the property, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department reported.Rhys Fong, 37, of Medford, was...

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The second installment of the Southern Oregon University Small Business Development Center's "Lunch, Learn & Launch" series is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 16, at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St.,...

Updated at 4:36 PM

A little good fortune and a lot of sweat equity has things looking up at Crater High these days.Thanks to a $70,000 donation by Henry Dewey Wilson III, the generosity of the West Foundation, school district funds, a host of in-kind...

Updated at 4:35 PM

A new immigrant from Austin, TX, stopped in today to get to know more about us at SoHumane. I always love the chance to walk visitors around the kennel and talk about the work we do. Today it seemed more gratifying than usual. Perhaps it was the...

Updated at 3:41 PM

Firefighters raced up to 609 Laurel Ave. in Butte Falls Monday evening to find the single-story home engulfed in flames.

Updated at 3:35 PM

A bike pilfered from a Medford home on Aug. 30 is back in the hands of its owner because of a documented serial number and the suspect blowing a stop sign while riding.Andre Leon Bilodeau, 32, was booked in the Jackson County Jail on a...

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Each week, executive editor Adam Bryant satisfies your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.I am dying for...

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