Updated at 6:55 PM

The family of a Grants Pass first-grader at the center of a school discipline controversy that made headlines around the country got a pleasant surprise Tuesday: a new ride to school.Nicole Garloff and Mark Cmelo arrived with their two children, 6-year-old Hunter and 3-year-old Savannah, at Kelly's Automotive Service early Tuesday evening. They may have wondered why a swarm of local news media stood out front of the business when they showed up to discuss options for fixing their...

Updated at 6:50 PM

Pine beetle-infested trees that posed hazards at a popular trailhead in the Jacksonville Woodlands were taken down last week, but the infestation appears to be spreading in the woods.Bartlett Tree Service of Medford removed 29 dead and...

Updated at 6:46 PM

Those cruising days of gas for under $2 a gallon have been left in the dust.The cost of a gallon of regular gas accelerated by an average 34 cents this week, giving Oregon the second-largest weekly increase in the nation.According...

Updated at 6:42 PM

JACKSONVILLE — A more stable future is in store for the 1883 Jackson County Courthouse, undergoing renovation to become City Hall.A contract with Ausland Group for seismic upgrades to the structure was approved by City Council...

Updated at 6:37 PM

SALEM — The Oregon House voted Wednesday to send a climate change bill to Gov. Kate Brown, handing the Democrat a political hot potato as she settles into office.

Updated at 4:04 PM

PORTLAND — The mother of a Southern Oregon man who died during an incident with law enforcement officers has sued the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, saying deputies used excessive force.The federal lawsuit filed in Eugene on...

Updated at 3:56 PM

PORTLAND — Oregon's health insurance marketplace is a state-based exchange and would not be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court case against President Barack Obama's health care law, state officials say.The Supreme Court heard...

Updated at 3:28 PM

The resident of a Medford home damaged in a two-house blaze Feb. 20 is now suspected of starting the fire.Susan Diane Garred, 56, was lodged in the Jackson County Jail Tuesday on a charge of first-degree arson. She was arraigned Wednesday...

Updated Mar 4, 2015 at 10:24 AM

Drivers should expect lane closures at the intersection of Fourth Street and Central Avenue in Medford between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday, March 5, during right of way work.Knife River Materials will be at  work in the area and...

Updated Mar 4, 2015 at 8:47 AM

The traffic light at Foothill Road and Cedar Links Drive will be shut off from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today during right-of-way work by H2 Construction.Cars in the area will be directed by flag crews. Motorists could see minor delays and should...

Updated Mar 4, 2015 at 6:56 AM

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