Economy

08 April 2014

President Obama takes action on equal pay

Posted in Economy, U.S. & World News

Wash. D.C. --- President Obama will take executive action regarding equal pay for female Federal workers; the President will sign two executive orders at a White House event.The first bars Federal c ...

07 April 2014

Timber payments breakdown: who's getting what

Posted in Economy, Local

Medford, Ore. -- Last October, the President signed a one year extension of county timber payments, providing a lifeline to Oregon's forested counties. Now months later, the first payment of nearly ...

07 April 2014

Jackson County to receive $6 million in federal timber funds

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

Medford, Ore. -- Jackson County will receive $6 million in federal timber payments within the next few weeks. The amount is something County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal called pennies compared to ...

01 April 2014

Study: Growing gap between income and rent

Posted in Economy, Local

Medford, Ore. -- A new report out of the National Low Income Housing Coalition called Out of Reach, found that Oregonians would have to make more than $16 an hour to be able to afford a two-bedroom ...

31 March 2014

Marijuana goes mainstream

Posted in Economy, Local, Politics, Regional, Health

Eugene, Ore. -- (The Register-Guard) There was an unmistakable feeling of excitement among the approximately 400 attendees of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference Sunday at the Hilton Eu ...

28 March 2014

Dispensary plans to open in Klamath Falls

Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted in Economy, Local, Politics, Health

Klamath Falls, Ore. -- Klamath Falls first medical marijuana dispensary is scheduled to open shortly...the owner offered a first look behind the scenes to KOBI. Ed Medina, Jr. hopes to open his medi ...

27 March 2014

Bank of America to pay billions in fines for faulty mortgage bonds

Posted in Economy, U.S. & World News

Bank of America has agreed to pay $9.5-billion in fines to settle claims it sold faulty mortgage bonds. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which bought the securities in ...

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. ...