Articles tagged with: economy

25 March 2014

Oregon economist says baby boomers will slow economic growth

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local, Economy

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 Regional, Economy

(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 ...

21 March 2014

Some medical marijuana dispensaries approved in Oregon

Posted in Local, Politics, Economy, 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 ...

21 March 2014

CenturyLink to close Medford call center

Posted in Local, Economy

Medford, Ore. -- CenturyLink announced today that they will be closing their Medford call center on June 6th. The closure will eliminate 105 local jobs. A CenturyLink spokeswoman said the closure w ...

20 March 2014

Local housing market springs into action

Written by Jennifer Elliott, Posted in Local, Economy

Medford, Ore. -- Spring has sprung, marking the time of year that home sales usually spring into action. Lynn Green just sold her west Medford home. It was on the market for 2 days. " I was shocked, ...

17 March 2014

Ashland's season not affecting expansion plan

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Local, Economy

Ashland, Ore. -- For the first time in 50 years Mt. Ashland called it a season before even opening their lifts. The decision affected 2,500 season pass holders, but General Manager Kim Clark said i ...

16 March 2014

Callahan's Lodge feeling the hit

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Local, Weather, Economy

Ashland, Ore.-- A busy Sunday morning at Callahan's Lodge is something the owner's said they want to see more of. "It's been a reckoning that we would have never projected," said owner, Donna Bergqu ...

14 March 2014

Curtain closing on Alger Theater

Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted in Local, Economy, Entertainment, Technology

Lakeview, Ore. -- A shift to digital projection is taking a toll on small town movie theaters...including a classic theater in Lakeview that's facing closure. Susan and Kevin Samples have owned Lake ...

14 March 2014

Mt. Ashland will not open this season

Posted in Local, Weather, Economy

Ashland, Ore. --  Mt. Ashland will not open for the 2013-14 ski season due to low snow levels.  “At some point we had to face the fact that the weather was not going to cooperate,” explained ...