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Updated Dec 16, 2014 at 2:46 PM

SALEM — Oregon's secretary of state has certified recount results that show the defeat of a ballot measure to require labels on genetically modified foods.Kate Brown's certification Monday makes the results of the recount official.They show the measure was defeated by 837 votes out of more than 1.5 million cast. That's a margin of less than 0.06 percent.The recount was automatically triggered by the close margin. The hand tally showed an additional 167 votes, with...

Updated Dec 6, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Southern Oregon University will have a voice on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to speak with lawmakers about how law enforcement can best handle cases of sexual assault occurring on university campuses across the country. The university and...

Updated Dec 2, 2014 at 7:24 AM

Unfortunately for the Founding Fathers, they were all dead and gone before “The Princess Bride” hit movie theaters.Nonetheless, I think Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and their pals who penned the Constitution and the Bill...

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...

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...

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