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Posted Nov 24, 2014 at 2:00 AM

An Ashland businessman who ran an active write-in campaign will be the newest member of the city's Parks and Recreation Commission, Jackson County elections officials said Friday."Matthew Miller had 611 votes (for position 4)," said county Clerk Chris Walker, adding that none of the other candidates were very close. Results posted on the clerk's office website Wednesday showed a total of 1,536 write-in votes.Miller, an assistant swim coach for Ashland High School who runs an...

Updated Nov 11, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon about the midterm election results.

Updated Nov 5, 2014 at 4:29 PM

PORTLAND — Oregon voters have narrowly rejected the labeling of genetically modified foods following the most expensive ballot-measure campaign in state history.Residents voted 49.5 to 50.5 against the measure, which would have...

Posted Nov 5, 2014 at 2:00 AM

PORTLAND — Oregon voters on Tuesday elected Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber to a historic fourth term.As of 11 p.m., Gov. John Kitzhaber was holding a nearly 4-point lead over Republican challenger Dennis Richardson. Kitzhaber led...

Posted Nov 5, 2014 at 2:00 AM

PORTLAND — Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley was re-elected Tuesday to the U.S. Senate.He defeated Republican Monica Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon from Portland.

Posted Nov 5, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Ashland City Recorder Barbara Christensen, Municipal Judge Pam Burkholder Turner and city Councilor Michael Morris were all unopposed in their bids for reelection and voters returned them to office for fresh four-year terms.In initial vote...

Updated Nov 5, 2014 at 6:57 PM

See final unofficial results of the Jackson County general election held on Nov. 4 , 2014. Only contested races are included.

Updated Nov 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Backers of the GMO-labeling Measure 92 who were gathered at a Medford pub Tuesday called the night a “nail-biter” after witnessing the lead change four times in 40 minutes.Three hours after polls closed, with 66 percent of...

Updated Nov 5, 2014 at 1:13 AM

Oregon has joined Washington, Colorado and the District of Columbia in legalizing recreational use of marijuana — as long as you’re 21 or older, according to Tuesday night election returns.“The marijuana initiative is...

Updated Nov 5, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Seven state measures were on the Oregon ballot this Election Day. Measure 91, which would legalize recreational marijuana, and Measure 92, which would require labeling of GMO foods, received the most attention. However, the five other ballot...

Updated Nov 5, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Today is the last day to submit ballots in the general election determining the state’s next governor, one of its two senators, Ashland’s representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives, state senate and representative, two...

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