Economy

27 March 2014

Klamath County makes exceptions for water use amid drought

Posted in Economy, Local, Weather

Klamath Falls, Ore. -- While Klamath County is facing a serious drought, steps are being taken to make sure that livestock won't go thirsty this summer. Farmers and ranchers are likely to face wate ...

26 March 2014

Oregon on the way to gaining jobs lost in recession

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Economy, Local

Medford, Ore. -- State economists are optimistic tonight that Oregon will soon reach employment levels it hasn't seen since before the recession. Regional Economist Guy Tauer said Oregon lost about ...

26 March 2014

Camp LOW Echo gets a second chance

Posted in Economy, Local

A pair of local philanthropists are taking control of an historic Southern Oregon camp. The Sid and Karen Deboer Foundation purchased Camp LOW Echo, a former Girls Scout camp at Lake of the Woods. ...

25 March 2014

Roller Odyssey to close after 37 years

Posted in Economy, Local

Medford, Ore. -- A long-time Southern Oregon business is closing it's doors. Skaters at Roller Odyssey in Medford will take their last laps in the coming weeks. Owner Cheryl Masterson said the ec ...

25 March 2014

Local entrepreneurs utilizes drones for new business

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Economy, Local, Politics, Technology

Medford, Ore. -- A pair of local entrepreneurs are taking cutting edge technology and starting a new business. Siskiyou County, California based company, Aerotech Videography and Media Company, uses ...

25 March 2014

Oregon economist says baby boomers will slow economic growth

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Economy, Local

Are baby boomers to blame for a projected slow-down in Oregon's economy? One state economist, Josh Lehner, said in a post this week on the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis website that data shows ...

25 March 2014

14 Oregon counties had unemployment rates at, or below state average

Posted in Economy, Regional

(OPB) Oregon county unemployment figures were released Monday for the month of February. Fourteen counties had rates at, or below the statewide average of 6.9 percent. Benton County had the state ...

22 March 2014

California DMV breach

Posted in Economy, Local, Regional, Technology

Los Angeles, Cali.-- Several reports including the Los Angeles Times said the California Department of Motor Vehicles' online system has been hacked. The blogger who discovered the Target breach fou ...

22 March 2014

Josephine County library volunteers gather signatures

Posted in Economy, Local, Politics

Grants Pass, Ore.-- Library volunteers from the City of Grants Pass are pleading for help. They don't have enough money to continue funding all four libraries in Josephine County. Saturday they were ...

21 March 2014

Some medical marijuana dispensaries approved in Oregon

Posted in Economy, Local, Politics, Health

Medford, Ore. -- The Oregon Health Authority has approved eight medical marijuana dispensaries. Seven of them have waived their confidentiality and allowed the OHA to publish their locations.  The ...