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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 citizens’ concerns about helicopter patrols over the city, was a supporter of the Talent Historical Society and helped establish the city’s Traffic Safety and Transportation Commission.“He really had the best interest of Talent in...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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

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Medford’s Pear Blossom Park will get a lot livelier later this summer after two of the owners of the popular Ashland restaurant Standing Stone Brewery open a new business just north of the Lithia headquarters.“This is a great...

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

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

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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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Where to target: Winter steelhead like deeper and slower water than summer steelhead, so look for slower riffles 4 or more feet deep.From a driftboat: Side-drifting roe, worms and even plastic rubber worms...

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Learn about earthquakes at a presentation from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St., Eagle Point.Eric Dittmer, professor emeritus of geology and environmental studies at Southern Oregon University,...

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