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Posted May 2, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Medford School District voters have choices for three of the four School Board positions on the May 10 ballot. We recommend district voters retain Kim Wallan in Position 5 and elect Janet Lightheart in Position 6 and Lilia Caballero in Position 7.Karen Starchvick, running unopposed for Position 4, is a longtime school advocate and will make a fine addition to the board.The race for Position 5 pits Wallan, the incumbent, against challenger Michael Campbell. Both are competent,...

Posted May 1, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Recall campaigns usually run out of gas before they reach the ballot, but there seems to be some juice in the tank for the effort to kick three state representatives out of office. The three, including state Rep. Val Hoyle, D-Eugene, are being...

Posted Apr 30, 2015 at 11:01 PM

One of the biggest obstacles confronting people newly released after serving prison time is finding a job. A bill that passed the Oregon House on Wednesday attempts to make that just a little easier. The Senate should approve it as...

Posted Apr 29, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Medical marijuana supporters are up in arms over legislation that would set stricter limits on how many plants growers can produce for patients. The concern is overblown and premature.Lawmakers are wrestling with how best to implement...

Posted Apr 28, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Six weeks.That's a month and a half. It would seem to be more than enough time to produce a government record requested by a member of the public. But local government officials say that is such an onerous deadline that public employees...

Posted Apr 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Two bills dealing with highway traffic have moved into the fast lane in Salem. One belongs there; the other could cause more problems than it solves.House Bill 3402, sponsored by Sen. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, would raise speed limits to 70...

Posted Apr 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

It's a dilemma as old as the news business: report on a gruesome murder trial and people will accuse you of sensationalizing the news "just to sell papers," even while the public devours every installment and comes back for more.That was...

Posted Apr 24, 2015 at 11:01 PM

We welcome Michael Schill, law dean at the University of Chicago, to his new position as the president of the University of Oregon.The 56-year-old Schill was introduced as the new president during a press conference last week. At first...

Posted Apr 23, 2015 at 11:01 PM

A lease agreement signed this week between Jackson County and the new county library district appears to have resolved concerns that the county might not turn over ownership of the 15 branch library buildings in five years. But while library...

Posted Apr 22, 2015 at 11:01 PM

After repeated incidents of police officers beating and shooting people, many departments are equipping police with body cameras to record their interactions with suspects and others. Whether those recordings should be released to the public, and...

Posted Apr 21, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The two new Jackson County commissioners and sheriff must be doing great jobs. They've been in office for less than four months and have already been offered big raises. While those raises are not as large as the staggering increases approved in...

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