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Updated May 19, 2015 at 11:24 PM

Unofficial election returns Tuesday night showed incumbent Cindy Tilley Case leading Dawn E. Copple in the race for Position 3 on Central Point District 6 Board of Directors, while challenger Cathy Salmon was leading incumbent Ed Lindbloom for Position 5.In the Position 3 race, Jackson County election numbers released at 10:54 p.m. showed Case leading Copple 1,877 votes to 1,184. Case has served on the board since 1994, and previously told the Mail Tribune the experience had...

Updated May 19, 2015 at 11:19 PM

Unofficial results in Tuesday's election for the Eagle Point School District 9 Board of Directors had small-business owner Nita Lundberg and physical therapist Ana Mannenbach leading retired police officer Terry Marks and security company...

Updated May 18, 2015 at 6:19 PM

Turnout for Tuesday's district election is lagging at 16.9 percent, said Jackson County Clerk Chris Walker.“It’s a really, really slow election,” she said. “We’ll probably be close to 20...

Updated May 14, 2015 at 8:15 AM

The Obama administration tends to confuse rhetoric with accomplishment, and nowhere is this more apparent than in regard to the Middle East. “The Obama Doctrine” has been employed since Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential...

Updated May 8, 2015 at 4:58 PM

A typical Ashland water bill payer would see about a $16 increase per year to fund ongoing maintenance of Ashland’s watershed after the City Council decided on a 5-1 vote Tuesday to pursue a rate increase based on meter size.That...

Updated May 4, 2015 at 3:14 PM

Local activists consider Federal Energy Regulatory Commission certification of the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline almost a fait accompli.

Updated May 1, 2015 at 8:36 AM

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody.

Updated Apr 28, 2015 at 5:31 PM

Medford, Oregon, and Medford, Oklahoma, are worlds apart culturally and demographically. Suffice to say there are more students in the band at either North Medford or South Medford here than in the entire student body in Oklahoma's Medford...

Updated Apr 27, 2015 at 5:47 PM

If at first he doesn't succeed, Curt Ankerberg tries, tries and tries again.

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 7:29 AM

“You know, next time you’re going to have to do better, Mr. President.”That was former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, talking with successor John F. Kennedy about the devastating failed invasion of Cuba at the...

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 5:42 PM

Gov. Kate Brown asked Southern Oregon business leaders to back her efforts to secure a state transportation package during the current legislative session."Now is the time for the Legislature to step up and make a much needed...

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