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Updated Jun 25, 2016 at 5:20 PM

Conservative columnist George Will has left the Republican Party over its presumptive nomination of Donald Trump. Will, who writes a column for The Washington Post, announced his decision Friday at an event for the Federalist Society in Washington, the news site PJ Media reported. "This is not my party," he told the audience, according to the site. He said that he has changed his voter registration from "Republican" to "unaffiliated."

Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 8:26 AM

Medford will have a mayor's race in November. Retired banker John Anhorn said he plans to run for mayor of Medford in the Nov. 8 election, and incumbent Mayor Gary Wheeler says he has reconsidered his plans to step aside and will also be in...

Updated May 31, 2016 at 3:21 PM

MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. — It is a glorious day in Northern California, and Lewis Elbinger, a 68-year-old Bernie Sanders supporter, is feeling great — or, as he puts it, "high vibe." In the five decades since he first painted a white...

Updated May 18, 2016 at 5:54 PM

The two Jackson County money measures that passed in Tuesday's election may have Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton to thank. The neck-and-neck race between Sanders and Clinton for Oregon delegates made for a more exciting primary for...

Updated May 18, 2016 at 5:51 PM

Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal, who was soundly defeated by Bob Strosser in a bid for re-election during Tuesday's primary, says he will continue the work he's started on timber and other issues as he fills out the remainder of his...

Updated May 18, 2016 at 5:12 PM

Lily Morgan received more votes than any other candidate for Josephine County commissioner Tuesday, taking nearly 46 percent of the vote in a crowded eight-candidate race. The former Grants Pass city councilor was far ahead of her nearest...

Updated May 18, 2016 at 10:09 AM

Voters in Jackson County appear to have overwhelmingly approved Rogue Community College’s $20 million bond to pay for new buildings in both Jackson and Josephine counties.

Updated May 18, 2016 at 10:07 AM

Former Medford City Councilor Bob Strosser won the Republican primary battle for Position 2 on the Jackson County Board of Commissioners by a healthy margin Tuesday, with incumbent Doug Breidenthal finishing last in a three-way...

Updated May 18, 2016 at 9:27 AM

By The Associated Press Here are the latest, unofficial returns from Oregon by county in the Democratic and Republican primaries for President.

Updated May 18, 2016 at 7:48 AM

Preliminary results showed Patricia Crain keeping her seat as Jackson County Circuit Court judge by a margin of nearly 19 percentage points. Crain garnered 24,436 votes, or 59.26 percent, against challenger Jackson County Deputy District...

Updated May 18, 2016 at 7:47 AM

Public bus supporters cheered Jackson County voters Tuesday night after they showed their overwhelming support for adding bus routes and avoiding cuts to service.

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