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SANTA FE, N.M. — The U.S. Department of Energy says it is 80 percent confident that the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository will partly reopen in December. That prediction comes after federal officials once promised the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant would be cleaned up and reopened by this March, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. The New Mexico plant has been closed since February 2014, when an inappropriately packed container of waste from Los...

Updated at 5:39 PM

SAN FRANCISCO — Two skydivers were killed Saturday during a tandem jump in northern California, authorities said. Their bodies were found in a Lodi-area vineyard after an emergency call came into the San Joaquin Sheriffs' Office...

Updated at 5:35 PM

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — An ancient tribal fire pit with tools, a spear tip and tobacco seeds that archaeologists say dates back 12,300 years was recently discovered on a military testing range in northern Utah. An archaeological...

Updated at 5:34 PM

The young man plopped onto the floor, leaning against a wall and next to a metal cabinet. It was in the Cleveland-area home library of a woman who lived to be 101 and had passed months earlier. “It was just sort of a place...

Updated at 3:42 PM

A helicopter drops a bucket on the Bybee Creek Fire southwest of Crater Lake Thursday. Mail Tribune / Jamie Lusch

Updated at 3:40 PM

State Sen. Alan Bates, a Medford physician who was in the forefront of the state's health care reform, died Friday during a fishing trip, apparently after suffering a heart attack. "I'm heartbroken," state Rep. Peter Buckley, D-Ashland,...

Updated at 2:16 PM

“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert, “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear,” 2015 I’m working on Elizabeth Gilbert’s advice, but I think it may be a lifetime goal for me. In the...

Updated at 1:23 PM

Local report The Oregon Department of Transportation in the coming week will begin paving Interstate 5 between mileposts 19 and 27 — north Ashland to south Medford — in a $5.9 million project that will also...

Updated at 12:03 PM

Local report Friday's death of state Sen. Alan Bates, D-Medford, means his Senate seat will now be on the ballot in November. According to Oregon law (ORS 171.051) if a legislative seat becomes vacant more than 61 days...

Posted at 9:00 AM

The Britt Orchestra and performers from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2016 musical "The Yeomen of the Guard" will present "Shakespeare and Song" in the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville. Along with music from Gilbert and Sullivan's "Savoy...

Posted Aug 6, 2016 at 4:31 AM

from the Roseburg News-Review The Bureau of Land Management has finalized its latest plans for Western Oregon’s forests with a plan that emphasizes environmental protections and outdoor recreation. The...

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