17 February 2015

Oregon lawmakers plan to change paid sick leave laws

Posted in Regional

Ore. --- Oregon lawmakers are looking to change the state's sick leave law.They began looking over House Bill 2005 this week. It requires all employers to implement paid sick time for employees. Lab ...

17 February 2015

Asante creates over 800 new jobs in Josephine County, boosting economy

Posted in Local

Grants Pass, Ore. --- The economy is picking up in Josephine County.From December 2013 to December 2014 the county added 880 jobs, which resulted in a drop in the unemployment from 10.1% to 9.3%.A b ...

17 February 2015

ODOT looking at options for improving the Medford viaduct

Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. --- The Oregon Department of Transportation is looking at options to improve the Medford viaduct, which could be destroyed in the event of a major earthquake.The iron and concrete span ...

17 February 2015

New earthquake warning software launched

Posted in Regional

A new earthquake warning system for the Pacific Northwest launched today, February 17th.Computers in offices across the region now have access to software that sends out an alarm seconds to minutes ...

17 February 2015

Foster Farms Kelso processing plant written up for food safety violations

Posted in Regional

Kelso, Wash. --- A Foster Farms processing plan in Kelso, Washington is written up for dozens of food safety violations.According to Federal Inspection reports, dating from March to September 2014, ...

17 February 2015

Search continues for missing Klamath Falls man

Posted in Local

(Updated 2/18 12:30pm) Lake County, Ore. --- Oregon State Police releases a new photo of a missing Klamath County man.44-year-old Spencer Kling Giesea was last seen on Friday, February 13th near Qua ...

17 February 2015

Scorpion in the sky?

Posted in Regional

Los Angeles, Calif. --- (KGW)  A Portland-bound Alaska Airlines flight out of Los Angeles was delayed Saturday night after a passenger was stung on the hand by a scorpion and crew members had to se ...

17 February 2015

Oregon Governor investigated

Posted in Politics, Regional

Ore. --- (KGW)  Subpoenas are shedding light on two criminal probes into contracts obtained by the fiancee of former Oregon governor John Kitzhaber.Oregon's attorney general and federal authorities ...

17 February 2015

U.S. Coast Guard rescues two surfers off Oregon coast

Posted in Regional

Newport, Ore.-- The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two surfers from a cliff off of the Oregon coast in Newport. The Coast Guard's Dolphin Crew flew a helicopter to hover over the cliff. A rescuer was lowe ...

16 February 2015

History hiding in plain sight: Medford's oldest building revealed

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. -- The places you see today have stories that began decades ago. Monday NBC5 News aired the first of our special five part series looking at buildings or artifacts you may not have not ...