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Stephen Svinth and his two sons — Nathan, 10, and Joseph, 3 — have attended the Medford School Board’s last two meetings to ask district officials to reopen the McLoughlin Middle School track to the public on the weekends.The middle school track in west Medford used to be open to the community after school and on weekends until about six weeks ago when an arsonist started a small fire at the nearby Jackson Elementary, compelling McLoughlin...

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Voter turnout stood at 29 percent Friday for a special election to decide whether Jackson County will adopt a marijuana tax, election officials said.That is about average for this stage in a special election, said Jackson County Elections...

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Dakotah Rothfus had one of her finest games of the season, helping St. Mary’s down Rainier 44-30 in the quarterfinals of the Class 3A girls basketball state tournament at Marshfield High in Coos Bay Thursday.

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Fiddler Tashina Clarridge, cellist Tristan Clarridge and hammer dulcimer player Simon Chrisman draw on the roots of bluegrass, Celtic, jazz and old-time traditions for their acoustic string music. The trio will play a mix of traditional...

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Basketball courts aren't the only place for action when the NCAA championships begin later month. Buffalo Wild Wings and Domino's Pizza are among companies that could ride the fan frenzy that accompanies this annual three-week spring sports...

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The headlines would suggest Europe is under siege: Thousands of Germans march against the continent's "Islamization." French readers flock to read a novel about a Muslim president who imposes Sharia law on their country. Commentators warn darkly...

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CBS has revealed a first glimpse of Melissa Benoist as

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A NASA spacecraft for the first time has arrived at a dwarf planet to begin a 16-month exploration.

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Dutch Bros. Coffee of Jackson County donated $6,580 for the reconstruction of Hawthorne Park.Ty Sullivan, who owns the Dutch Bros. of Jackson County franchise and operates 19 coffee stands here, donated proceed from sales on Friday, Feb.

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SALEM — A former top aide to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley will be taking over as Oregon's secretary of state.Gov. Kate Brown announced Friday that Jeanne Atkins will succeed her in the job, which Brown left to become governor when John...

Updated at 12:24 PM

A sex discrimination trial against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is providing a rare peek into the elite investment companies vying to fund the next Google and Amazon.

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