Politics

Senate confirms Trump’s first Cabinet member

Washington D.C. (CNN) — The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s first Cabinet member Friday, formally approving his defense secretary. As the Senate voted on retired Gen. James Mattis for defense secretary, he easily cleared the 50-vote majority threshold. New York Democratic Sen. …

Medford casino one step closer

Medford, Ore. – Plans are moving forward for a casino in south Medford. A memo released this week finds the Coquille Indian Tribe’s property on Highway 99, qualifies for gaming under provisions of the Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. It’s the next …

Obama meets press for final time as President

Washington, D.C. (CNN) — President Barack Obama conceded Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump may not take his advice on issues as he “won an election opposed to a number of my initiatives.” Obama added that once Trump gets into office and is …

George H. W. Bush hospitalized, “doing fine”

Update (01/18/17 11:30 p.m.) — While George H.W. Bush remains in the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital after experiencing “shortness of breath,” the former president’s wife, Barbara, has also been admitted for a separate health issue, the couple’s spokesman said …
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