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25 April 2014

Cover Oregon board votes unanimously to join federal exchange

Posted in Local, Regional

Durham, Ore. -- (KGW) Oregon became the first state in the nation to drop its problem-plagued online health exchange and link up with the federal website. Cover Oregon's board voted unanimously Frid ...

25 April 2014

FDA decides to back off on tightening brewery regulations

Posted in Local, Regional

Medford, Ore. -- Some farmers and brewers are breathing a sigh of relief after the Food and Drug Administration decided to back off on tightening regulations for left-over grain. Senator Ron Wyden s ...

25 April 2014

Grange Co-op gives away 300 tree seedlings for Arbor Day

Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. -- To celebrate Arbor Day, the Grange Co-op will give away 300 Oregon Ash Tree seedlings today. The giveaway will go from 2 to 7 p.m. at each of its locations in Medford, Ashland, Cent ...

24 April 2014

Law makers react to Cover Oregon website fail

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Local

Medford, Ore.--   Cover Oregon's website is considered the worst online health exchange in the country. And some Oregon law makers aren't happy. U.S. Representative Greg Walden said, "What a mess, ...

24 April 2014

Report shows drug related deaths down less than one percent from 2012

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. -- New numbers released from the Oregon Medical Examiner's office Thursday show drug related deaths are down, but only slightly. The report also shows meth use is more deadly than it's ...

24 April 2014

Proposed Medford casino: the letters Pt. 1

Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. -- It's been just over a year and a half since the Coquille Indian Tribe announced plans to build and open a casino in Medford. The idea has received backlash from the neighboring Cow ...

24 April 2014

Panel recommends dumping Cover Oregon

Posted in Local, Regional

Medford, Ore. -- A panel investigating what to do to fix the troubled Cover Oregon online health insurance exchange suggests throwing in the towel. The Cover Oregon online marketplace for health ins ...

24 April 2014

Wyoming explosion raises gas pipeline safety concerns

Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted in Local

Malin, Ore. -- A massive explosion and fireball rocked a natural gas plant in western Wyoming Wednesday afternoon. The shock waves are having an impact on southern Klamath County...and beyond. The e ...

24 April 2014

Facebook is good for small businesses

Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. -- Facebook, it's no longer just for selfies or keeping up with friends. Small businesses are finding out that they can boost their customer base and and image. Local leaders say there ...

24 April 2014

E-cigarettes: A closer look

Posted in Local, U.S. & World News

(NBC News)  The Food and Drug Administration has taken its first steps toward regulating e-cigarettes.It's a booming business that's quickly grown into a $2-billion a year industry without much ove ...