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Updated Aug 23, 2016 at 9:01 PM

Jackson County Republicans Tuesday night unanimously chose former Ashland Mayor Alan DeBoer as their nominee for the Senate District 3 race in the Nov. 8 election. "I'm looking forward to putting a positive spin in Salem," DeBoer said. At the Republican convention held at Inn at the Commons in Medford, DeBoer was chosen by a unanimous vote among 47 precinct committee members. He was the only candidate to announce he wanted to fill the seat left vacant by the sudden death of...

Updated Aug 23, 2016 at 1:36 PM

Former Ashland mayor Alan DeBoer will seek the Republican nomination for the state Senate seat left vacant by the death of Alan Bates. Dave Dotterrer, who ran twice against Bates and had been considering another run, decided not to put his name...

Posted Aug 20, 2016 at 2:00 AM

A stunned Tonia Moro was selected as the Senate candidate in the November election Friday night by local Democrats who continued to mourn the loss of Alan Bates, who died Aug. 5. "I was surprised," she said. "I have some really good...

Updated Aug 19, 2016 at 9:02 PM

Updated, 9:01 p.m. After several tries, Democrats finally settled on three candidates to present to Jackson County commissioners for filling the Senate District 3 seat in the interim: Medford attorney Tonia Moro, who won...

Updated Aug 19, 2016 at 11:06 AM

A local social worker has entered the competition to replace state Sen. Alan Bates in Senate District 3. Athena Goldberg, behavioral health director for AllCare Health, sent out a press release announcing her candidacy for the post, making...

Updated Aug 19, 2016 at 9:44 AM

A second doctor and a longtime local journalist have entered the competition to fill the seat of the late state Sen. Alan Bates, pushing the number of Democratic candidates to 12. Dr. Anne Alftine, director of clinical integration at...

Updated Aug 18, 2016 at 8:17 AM

Nate Beeler cartoon on the reality of Obamacare.

Updated Aug 17, 2016 at 1:23 PM

Kevin Talbert announced Wednesday he will compete for the state Senate seat held by the late Alan Bates. Talbert served as chief information officer for Southern Oregon University and is now retired after 26 years at the...

Updated Aug 16, 2016 at 5:08 PM

Ashland Democrat Joyce Segers, who ran twice against Congressman Greg Walden, has declared her candidacy for the state Senate seat left vacant by the unexpected death of Sen. Alan Bates Aug. 5. Segers, 67, said Tuesday she wants to carry on...

Updated Aug 6, 2016 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...

Updated Aug 4, 2016 at 5:44 PM

Medford City Council is split on whether to ban outdoor marijuana grows in residential areas, but they no had problem referring the matter to the voters. A November ballot measure was approved 6-1 during Thursday's afternoon council...

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