- Associated Press - Thursday, June 12, 2014

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - The city of Medford announced that councilwoman Karen Blair has died from lung cancer.

Blair represented Ward 2, the western or southwestern quadrants of Medford. She joined the council in January 2011 and was advocate for public art and the preservation of the city’s historic district.

City Manager Eric Swanson said Blair died Wednesday. Her precise age was not immediately available. Public records indicate she was in her early 60s.