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Updated Aug 19, 2016 at 9:02 PM

Updated, 9:01 p.m. After several tries, Democrats finally settled on three candidates to present to Jackson County commissioners for filling the Senate District 3 seat in the interim: Medford attorney Tonia Moro, who won tonight's nomination for the general election; Mike Moran, former Talent police chief and candidate for House District 6 against Rep. Sal Esquivel; and former Southern Oregon University chief information officer Kevin Talbert. Dr. Rick...

Updated Aug 19, 2016 at 11:07 AM

A local social worker has entered the competition to replace state Sen. Alan Bates in Senate District 3. Athena Goldberg, behavioral health director for AllCare Health, sent out a press release announcing her candidacy for the post, making...

Updated Aug 18, 2016 at 8:30 PM

A second doctor and a longtime local journalist have entered the competition to fill the seat of the late state Sen. Alan Bates, pushing the number of Democratic candidates to 12. Dr. Anne Alftine, director of clinical integration at...

Updated Aug 18, 2016 at 8:16 AM

Nate Beeler cartoon on the reality of Obamacare.

Updated Aug 18, 2016 at 6:32 PM

Ashland Democrat Joyce Segers, who ran unsuccessfully against U.S. Rep. Greg Walden in 2010 and 2012, has declared her candidacy for the state Senate seat left vacant by the unexpected death of Sen. Alan Bates Aug. 5. Segers, 67, said she...

Updated Aug 16, 2016 at 8:53 PM

The slate for the city of Ashland election on Nov. 8 is largely set. The filing deadline was Friday, Aug. 12.  City Recorder Barbara Christensen says the petitions for councilor and four initiatives on the ballot have been sent to...

Updated Aug 3, 2016 at 7:38 PM

For those who want to “think globally, act locally,” the Nov. 8 Ashland Municipal Election for mayor may be the perfect opportunity. All candidates who agreed to share their platforms have a local response to global...

Updated Jun 22, 2016 at 5:01 PM

  A panel will discuss the oil industry's influence on state government during "Dirty Energy & Dirty Money" forum hosted by Common Cause Oregon on Thursday evening in Ashland. The free public forum offers information about...

Updated Jun 17, 2016 at 8:20 PM

It’s all about buildings at the Ashland City Council study session on Monday night. One building, the current City Hall, is being reviewed to determine its actual existence. Recent seismic studies show the building would not survive a...

Updated Jun 9, 2016 at 12:18 PM

UPDATE, June 9: Links to online polls Which do you prefer? Click here to vote in the Tidings poll, or click

Updated May 31, 2016 at 3:21 PM

MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. — It is a glorious day in Northern California, and Lewis Elbinger, a 68-year-old Bernie Sanders supporter, is feeling great — or, as he puts it, "high vibe." In the five decades since he first painted a white...

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