alan bates

Deboer headed to Salem

Medford, Ore., — One of the local, statewide races everyone was watching – the Senate seat left vacant by the death of Senator Alan Bates. Dr. Bates served in office for 16 years. The last 11 of those as a senator. That …

Kevin Talbert to fill interim senate seat

Medford, Ore.- Jackson County Commissioners have chosen Kevin Talbert to fill the state senate seat left empty by Dr. Alan Bates’ death. Dr. Bates died Aug. 5, 2016 while fishing with his son in Douglas County. Jackson County Democrats gave the commissioners …

Local legislators meet with residents

Medford, Ore. — The sale of the Elliott State Forest, rising medication costs, and changes to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program were some of the questions raised before two local lawmakers Thursday. About a hundred people turned out in Medford to get some …

Rep. Buckley reaches out to SOU’s Board of Trustees

Ashland, Ore. — Representative Peter Buckley would like to be Southern Oregon University’s next president.  The democrat expressed interest in the soon-to-be-open position during a 5 on 5 feature interview with NBC5 last month, but we’re told by members of the board that …