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MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the NFL, an approachable superstar with an inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser’s dream.Now that he is facing a felony charge of child abuse for spanking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch, the Minnesota running back is in the middle of a firestorm, and several sponsors are starting to distance themselves while the controversy envelopes a league in...

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United Way of Jackson County and other individuals and groups in the Rogue Valley are doing whatever they can to help people in Weed, Calif., who have lost homes, possessions and jobs to the Boles fire that swept through the community on...

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Enrollment at eight of Medford’s 14 elementary schools fell short of enrollment projections, and districtwide enrollment in noncharter schools was 186 students less than projected.

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Holly Theatre will the the site of one of the art installations and music performances during the Downtown Art + Sound Festival happening Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19-20. Though it is not yet restored, the theater will open its doors for the first...

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WEED, Calif. (AP)  — The number of structures damaged or destroyed in the wildfire that swept through the California lumber town of Weed has risen to 150. State fire Battalion Chief Scott McLean said Tuesday that a...

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Downtown Medford will be transformed into a music and art festival this weekend as 80 bands and 12 artists spread out to more than a dozen locations for Downtown Art + Sound.

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Around the globe David Cole went. One day he was in freezing Anchorage, Alaska, and the next in sizzling Las Vegas.To hockey tournaments, showcases and exposure camps he traveled beginning in March, whizzing about with a suitcase of...

Updated at 2:34 PM

As fire crews put out remaining embers of a wildfire that damages or destroyed 100 buildings including homes and a church in Weed, residents wandered through scorched neighborhoods covered in pink fire retardant dropped by firefighting airplanes.

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United Way of Jackson County has opened an account at US Bank to assist people in Weed, Calif., who have lost homes, possessions and jobs to the Boles fire that swept through the community on Monday.

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