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Medford’s downtown development will get a boost later this year after two of the owners of the popular Ashland restaurant Standing Stone Brewery open a new brew pub just north of the Lithia Motors headquarters, adjacent to Pear Blossom Park.“This is a great step,” said Mark DeBoer, Lithia’s vice president of real estate, of plans for the brew pub and restaurant. “We’ve got a successful local business owner. “Common Block Brewing...

Updated at 3:22 PM

Camelot Theatre Company announces auditions for its summer Musical Conservatory Production for 2015, the multiple Tony Award-winning musical “Aida!” by Elton John and Tim Rice.Placement auditions will be from 10 a.m. to 2...

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Countries in East Asia continuously squabble over everything from history textbooks to empty rocks in the sea. So don't be too surprised that the beautiful spectacle of cherry blossom season is also a matter of nationalist dispute.

Updated at 2:01 PM

TALENT — A former councilman and lifelong city resident who stood up to protect civil liberties in the face of the USA Patriot Act and championed water system improvements has died.Brian Roberts, 62, was also involved in...

Posted at 2:00 PM

Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was indicted on corruption charges Wednesday.

Updated at 1:55 PM

GOLD HILL — Winter steelhead are known as the fish of 1,000 casts. Eric Winkler caught his first on cast No. 3.The third time the 20-year-old Jacksonville man drifted a plug down the surface of the upper Rogue River then closed the...

Updated at 1:11 PM

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown, standing on a patch of brown grass in the Sierra Nevada that is usually covered with several feet of snow, on Wednesday announced the first mandatory water restrictions in...

Posted at 1:00 PM

Authorities in Illinois say a convicted murderer who escaped from jail may be traveling with a 15-year-old girl.

Posted at 12:30 PM

If April Fools Day had a king, the Seattle Seahawks' Bruce Irvin would today be crowned.

Posted at 1:05 PM

CBS has announced when The Good Wife, Big Bang Theory and all your other favorite CBS shows will be wrapping up their seasons soon.

Posted at 12:00 PM

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to a religious-objection measure that provoked a backlash from businesses and gay-rights groups, saying it was not intended to sanction discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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