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Updated Sep 17, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is clearly taking the high road in her mission to further expose the mistreatment of women in the workplace.In Gillibrand’s book “Off The Sidelines,” she gives an account of a fellow lawmaker warning her about getting “porky” after the birth, while another told her she’s “even pretty when [she’s] fat.” A man described as an “older senator” even...

Updated Sep 8, 2014 at 7:47 AM

A well-run business develops plans that take it into the future. In the formative stages of the planning process those who share the business responsibilities are asked for ideas so that everyone involved not only has an opportunity for...

Posted Sep 6, 2014 at 11:01 PM

A state Senate race in Jackson County that could shift the balance of power in Salem is being watched closely by politicos in the northern part of the state.Sen. Alan Bates, D-Medford, is running in what could turn into a very expensive...

Updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:18 PM

The Talent City Council decided Wednesday not to tax medical marijuana but may tax sales of recreational pot if it becomes legal in the Nov. 4 election.

Updated Sep 3, 2014 at 5:02 PM

A Pacific Green Party candidate who is running for the Senate seat now held by Alan Bates provided false information to the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office about his prior political experience.Arthur H. “Art”...

Posted Aug 31, 2014 at 11:01 PM

CENTRAL POINT — Former city councilor Kay Harrison and Brandson S. Thueson, a lawyer with the Jackson County District Attorney's office, will square off for the City Council seat from Ward 3.Councilor Ellie George decided not...

Updated Aug 28, 2014 at 7:20 PM

GOLD HILL — The city with a history of write-in-only elections will see at least one candidate for every available position on the Nov. 4 ballot.The candidates' applications come on the heels of an unsuccessful recall election...

Updated Aug 27, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Pawn shops could play a larger role in nabbing jewelry thieves if Medford creates new rules requiring the holding of purchases for 15 days instead of the current five.Pawn shops and second-hand stores also would be required to upload...

Updated Aug 27, 2014 at 12:11 AM

An exodus of incumbents from the City Council and the controversy over medical marijuana has helped attract 10 candidates for three open seats in the Nov. 4 election.

Posted Aug 26, 2014 at 2:00 AM

GOLD HILL — An effort to recall two-thirds of the city council failed Monday night with a whopping 44.5 percent voter turnout.Likely a record for the city with a history of recall elections — boasting...

Posted Aug 26, 2014 at 2:00 AM

ASHLAND — Movie star Bill Pullman, who played the president in the sci-fi thriller “Independence Day,” on Monday presented a script for passage of a statewide ballot measure mandating labeling of all foods containing...

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