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Spending up to $100,000 a year to hire a Washington, D.C.,-based lobbyist doesn’t sit well with some Medford city councilors.“Do we want to continue with a federal lobbyist?” said Bill Hoke, city manager pro tem. “Is it worth what we’re paying?”The council, which discussed the issue Thursday, will be interviewing three lobbying firms on July 30 to help champion projects of interest to Medford, including opposing a casino proposal or...

Updated at 3:24 PM

A list of capital projects that are in line to receive funding from state bonding includes $8 million for a Rogue Community College Health and Science Center, $4.7 million for renovation of Britt Hall at Southern Oregon University and nearly $10...

Updated at 3:23 PM

A Central Point man arrested in February on more than 30 different sex-crime charges was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to 13 of them.Darin Lee Mullica, 41, pleaded guilty in Jackson County Circuit Court...

Updated at 3:22 PM

JACKSONVILLE — A mob of superheroes and fantasy characters will be the stars of this year's Children's Festival at the Britt Festivals Pavilion.Not the likes of Superman or Gandalf, though.

Updated at 3:22 PM

Despite some objections, Lozier Lane is on track to become a new thoroughfare in Medford with bike lanes, sidewalks and planter strips.The City Council on Thursday unanimously approved connecting a short stretch of Lozier Lane from Kime...

Updated at 3:17 PM

Although there have been no recent attacks on houses of worship in the Rogue Valley, some are installing video surveillance systems to monitor who comes and goes, and a panic button that alerts police that something threatening may be...

Updated at 1:44 PM

All across Jackson County, parades, music and fireworks await those who want to celebrate Independence Day properly. F-15 Eagle fighter jets from the Oregon Air National Guard's 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls are scheduled...

Updated at 12:53 PM

Grammy Award-winning rocker Boz Scaggs will perform such hits as "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle," as well as a blend of rock, soul, jazz and R&B from his 2015 album "Fool to Care" on 429 Records at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 6, at the Britt Pavilion, 350...

Updated at 12:52 PM

Check out the Mail Tribune's guide to live music in local nightclubs and other venues.

Updated at 9:51 AM

Not even a rare tie-breaking vote by Mayor Darin Fowler settled the question of whether Grants Pass will restrict marijuana growing inside city limits.The City Council has been threatening for weeks to ban outdoor pot gardens, which have...

Posted at 11:10 AM

Who ever imagined Izzie Stevens and Rory Gilmore would get married one day? Well, that's exactly what happens in the upcoming film Jenny's Wedding.

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