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Updated Feb 9, 2016 at 8:10 AM

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Updated Jan 11, 2016 at 3:19 PM

Citing personal and professional commitments here, Ashland City Councilor Carol Voisin says she has decided against a run for the state House seat being vacated by Rep. Peter Buckley, six-term representative of this firmly Democratic...

Updated Jan 7, 2016 at 9:02 AM

Saying they need a break from the daily grind of pandering to voters, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida are leaving the presidential campaign trail briefly for a lavish multi-city getaway. “When...

Updated Jan 5, 2016 at 9:26 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama unveiled an array of measures on Tuesday tightening control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes he implored Congress to...

Updated Dec 18, 2015 at 10:10 AM

To paraphrase a well-known maxim, the road to “disaster” is paved with good intentions. No doubt, the effort by prosecutors, and lawmakers, to deal with the proliferation of sexually graphic photographs delivered...

Updated Dec 16, 2015 at 12:03 PM

President Obama sought on Sunday to calm jittery Democrats and answer dismissive Republicans following criticism of his nationally televised speech on Dec.6. Speaking from the same lectern he used for last week’s Oval...

Updated Dec 15, 2015 at 5:56 PM

Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal failed to muster enough votes Friday to retain his seat on the board of the Association of O&C Counties, losing out to fellow Commissioner Colleen Roberts. “This was a complete...

Updated Dec 4, 2015 at 9:26 AM

California is taking on prosecutors who fail to disclose information in criminal cases. The legislature passed a bill enhancing sanctions for prosecutorial misconduct. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law in early...

Updated Dec 2, 2015 at 11:52 AM

Here's what you need to know about the controversy swirling around Doug Breidenthal, Jackson County commissioner, who's facing an ethics probe regarding $73,000 in travel expenses and a separate $10,500 account paid by private...

Updated Dec 1, 2015 at 6:46 PM

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to remove Commissioner Doug Breidenthal as chairman of the board in light of an ethics probe.

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