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Updated Jul 28, 2015 at 8:03 PM

Local backers of Bernie Sanders' candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 will gather at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at the Bellview Grange in Ashland to watch live video of a speech by Sanders.The Vermont senator, an Independent, will be speaking to more than 80,000 supporters gathered at 2,500 meetings across the country, organizers say.Bellview Grange is at 1050 Tolman Creek Road.  For more information, call Dave Hyde...

Updated Jul 24, 2015 at 7:14 AM

After professional golfers wrap up their competitive season each year, the best and most popular among their ranks get to participate in what has been called the “Silly Season.”They play skins games, father-son...

Updated Jul 23, 2015 at 3:56 PM

WASHINGTON — Food companies would not have to disclose whether their products include genetically modified ingredients under legislation passed by the House Thursday.The House bill is backed by the food industry, which has fought...

Updated Jul 20, 2015 at 7:21 AM

I usually don’t hold political beliefs against people.I know why I favor the candidates I do. I assume others have their reasons for supporting someone. Even if we differ, we can still have a Diet Coke and a friendly...

Updated Jul 20, 2015 at 6:34 AM

Let me tell you, dear reader, the story of a man named Trump.A second-generation American born to a penniless German immigrant named Friedrich Drumpf, Trump parlayed his father’s earnings as a Canadian restaurateur into a...

Posted Jul 20, 2015 at 2:00 AM

Sen. Ron Wyden fielded questions about trade, a proposed natural gas pipeline, genetically modified organisms and other hot button topics during a Sunday town hall meeting.

Updated Jul 17, 2015 at 7:17 AM

This week, at the NAACP convention in Philadelphia, President Barack Obama told an enthusiastic audience “all of us need redemption — justice and redemption go hand in hand.” In his 45-minute speech,...

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