Updated at 5:16 PM

Grieving Democrats are gearing up for an unusual situation in which three Republican county commissioners will choose a replacement for Sen. Alan Bates, D-Medford, who died unexpectedly during a fishing trip on Friday. "We've got work to do," said David Roadman, chairman of the Jackson County Democratic Party. "We lost a real champion of the people for the state of Oregon." Roadman said Democrats will hold two conventions locally to choose a...

Updated at 5:01 PM

SALEM — Millions of dollars have been raised by the two groups campaigning on opposite sides of a November ballot measure that would increase corporate taxes. Measure 97 would create a 2.5 percent tax on sales exceeding $25 million...

Updated at 4:08 PM

Police have identified a 63-year-old White City woman as the victim who died in an early Sunday morning collision with a car driven by a Medford man fleeing police after he was earlier hit with a stun gun during an arrest attempt, authorities...

Updated at 3:12 PM

NEWPORT — Authorities have identified the remains of four people who perished in a motel fire in Newport Friday morning. Newport Police Lt. Jason Malloy said Monday the bodies of 51-year-old Tammi Sue Hepner and 63-year-old Allen...

Updated at 2:58 PM

Every time I hear a politician claiming their problems are due to the liberal, dishonest or sensationalistic media, it sounds like “Scooby Doo” villains bemoaning the fact that they didn’t get away with their silly scheme...

Posted at 1:30 PM

Rogue Valley Youth Choruses will hold auditions for singers in third through sixth grades Tuesday, Sept. 13. The auditions will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the South Medford High School Choir Room, 1551 Cunningham Ave., Medford. The auditions...

Posted at 1:05 PM

The Human Bean is hosting its seventh annual food drive on Friday, Aug. 19. Customers who bring non-perishable food items will receive drink discounts and a chance to win a pair of Oregon Duck or Oregon State Beaver football...

Updated at 12:32 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on Delta’s back-up plan.

Updated at 11:32 AM

Let’s not talk about the presidential campaign, which is devolving into a mudfight that’s only likely to get worse. Let’s talk about something the candidates would all be talking about, if our politics weren’t so...

Updated at 11:30 AM

Firefighters stopped a blaze outside Central Point before it could reach massive piles of wood chips at a landscaping supply center.

Updated at 11:19 AM

Go Pro video of fire on Merita Terrace. Shot by Jackson County Fire District No. 3.

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