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Updated Aug 31, 2014 at 3:08 AM

EAGLE CAP WILDERNESS — As we stood on the top of Oregon’s largest wilderness area, looking down upon mountains that spread across the horizon like rows of jagged teeth, we decided the only way to celebrate was swimming in a lake partly covered by snow and ice.From the moment we’d entered the backcountry of the Wallowa Mountains it had been hot, and during the 3,400-foot climb to our campsite at Ice Lake — and the even steeper trek to the 9,826-foot summit...

Updated Aug 31, 2014 at 3:08 AM

EUGENE — Marcus Mariota threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns then ran for one more before sitting out the second half, leading the third-ranked Oregon Ducks to a 62-13 victory over South Dakota in the season opener for both teams on...

Posted Aug 31, 2014 at 2:00 AM

A Jacksonville effort to create a path along the route of a railroad that once ran to Medford has become part of a larger, countywide planning process involving biking, walking, skateboarding and other self-propelled transit.

Posted Aug 31, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Two research clinics are testing dozens of new drugs or treatments to combat conditions such as chronic pain, low testosterone, dust mite allergies, diabetes and more.

Posted Aug 30, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Tuesday• 1 p.m. — Jackson County Economic Development Advisory Committee, 7167 Crowfoot Road, Trail.• 1:30 p.m. — Talent Irrigation District board, 104 W. Valley View Road,...

Posted Aug 30, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Walden the 'Oh No' birdOur doctoral degree in "ornery-thology" warns a nonproductive, non-migratory bird inhabits Washington, D.C. Greg Walden identifies himself as one by his ubiquitous song, "Oh No!" repeated...

Posted Aug 30, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Kids Unlimited Academy Public Charter School has already started fall classes — a week before other Medford schools. That's just one of the ways the school differs. Although some see charter schools as a threat to traditional public...

Posted Aug 30, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Klamath Bird Observatory members erect and install new nesting platforms for a pair of uncommon and elusive great gray owls.

Posted Aug 30, 2014 at 11:01 PM

To take the measure of this uncommonly interesting public man, begin with two related facts about him. Paul Ryan has at least 67 cousins in his Wisconsin hometown of Janesville, where there are six Ryan households...

Posted Aug 30, 2014 at 11:01 PM

I'm just back from vacation in Europe, where, to judge from the political headlines coming out of the United States, this country had no greater care than which of its leaders would next be soaked in cold...

Posted Aug 30, 2014 at 11:01 PM

This morning, I had a nice chat about the new school year with fellow writer (her short story “The Bee Family” is not yet published), Bethann, who is entering third grade.When asked whether she was looking forward to...

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