Posted at 5:00 PM

News outlets reported today that American Douglas McCain died last weekend while fighting for the terrorist group ISIS. McCain’s family learned of his death from the U.S. State Department, who had been aware of McCain’s sensibilities and had been tracking him. He apparently converted to Islam several years ago, according to family members, and then began to be interested in ISIS.

Updated at 12:37 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on teachers.

Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Ferguson, Missouri, doesn’t have just a race problem. It also has a math problem.To call Ferguson a suburb is disingenuous. According to the Brookings Institution, the community’s poverty rate doubled to 22...

Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 7:38 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 7:26 AM

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Posted Aug 25, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Anyone who has spent even a short time in the Rogue Valley and enjoys eating good food knows August is one of the best months of the year.August is when the corn shows up at the Growers Market. August is when the tomatoes are plump and...

Posted Aug 25, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Dear Noah,Thank you for your email of August 20. I appreciate your thoughtful comments and your respectful tone, and I am always grateful when someone cares enough about our theater to take the time to write us with their passionate...

Posted Aug 25, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The 2014 film stars Michael Peña as the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer. Chavez is torn between his duties as a husband and father, and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. The film is rated PG-13 for some...

Posted Aug 25, 2014 at 11:01 PM

On a crisp fall evening in November 2008, President-elect Obama stood before a crowd of thousands in Chicago’s Grant Park and delivered his victory speech. The words, of course, have slipped away. What...

Posted Aug 26, 2014 at 2:00 AM

ASHLAND — Movie star Bill Pullman, who played the president in the sci-fi thriller “Independence Day,” on Monday presented a script for passage of a statewide ballot measure mandating labeling of all foods containing...

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