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Posted Nov 26, 2014 at 11:01 PM

On this national day of gratitude, we are reminded of how thankful we are to live in Southern Oregon. The natural beauty; the thriving cultural scene of art, music and theater; and the local food and wine offerings are highlights. As always when enjoying the abundance of a holiday devoted to feasting, it's important to remember those in our midst who struggle to keep even the basics on the family table.We also are thankful for the many organizations and individuals in the valley who...

Posted Nov 24, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The Albany Democrat-HeraldThe New York Times ran a story in its Saturday editions about Sweet Home and the town's attempts to redefine itself now that federal forests don't produce nearly the level of timber that they have...

Posted Nov 22, 2014 at 11:01 PM

A lawsuit filed by alfalfa growers against Jackson County essentially starts the debate over genetically modified crops all over again. This time, a court will decide, not voters.In the May election, Jackson County voters adopted an...

Posted Nov 21, 2014 at 11:01 PM

from The (Bend) Bulletin

Posted Nov 20, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The city of Medford's proposal to throw the dimmer switch on electronic signs and limit the amount of animation may be many things, but it hardly should be a surprise.Some business people, however, seem surprised and have suggested the...

Posted Nov 20, 2014 at 2:00 AM

We have previously credited state Rep. Dennis Richardson with running a surprisingly strong campaign against an entrenched incumbent governor. With little name recognition outside of Southern Oregon and Salem political circles, Richardson pulled...

Updated Nov 20, 2014 at 8:53 AM

from the Albany Democrat Herald

Posted Nov 17, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Just as Oregon Democrats look forward to a supermajority in the Senate and continued control in the House, state economists suggest Oregon's economy may rebound enough to trigger "kicker" rebates to taxpayers next year. Majority Democrats not...

Posted Nov 15, 2014 at 11:01 PM

True to his word, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden is pushing ahead with his plan to boost logging on the former O&C Railroad lands in Western Oregon. And true to form for Wyden, environmentalists and the timber industry both dislike it. That's no...

Posted Nov 14, 2014 at 11:01 PM

It ought to have been a moment of unalloyed triumph: Capping a career in state politics unsurpassed in Oregon history, John Kitzhaber had just been elected to a fourth term as governor. But on Tuesday night, Kitzhaber felt obliged to admit to...

Posted Nov 13, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Cheers — to the intrepid space lander Philae, which successfully jumped from its orbiter to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after a 300 million-mile chase through space. The European Space...

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