Economy

12 March 2014

Rough and Ready Lumber Company to reopen this summer

Posted in Economy, Local

Cave Junction, Ore. -- After sitting idle for almost a year Rough and Ready Lumber Company is getting the support to start back up this summer. Oregon's Governor John Kitzhaber announced Friday that ...

12 March 2014

Many young adults not signing up for Cover Oregon health insurance

Posted in Economy, Local, Politics, Health

Medford, Ore. -- Oregon gets a failing grade for getting young adults signed up for health insurance as part of the Affordable Care Act. That's according to a new report released by the Department o ...

10 March 2014

Statistics show extensive work load for OSP in Josephine County

Posted in Economy, Local, Politics

Grants Pass, Ore. -- New statistics show just how much work Oregon State Troopers are doing in Josephine County. Budeget cuts in 2012 left Sheriff Gil Gilbertson with just two deputies. And to make ...

08 March 2014

10th annual Chocolate Festival

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Economy, Local

Ashland, Ore.-- It's a sweet affair for Ashland this weekend as they celebrate 10 years of chocolate goodness. Hundreds gathered at the Ashland Springs Hotel Saturday for the 10th annual Chocolate F ...

06 March 2014

Chambers Communciations sells TV stations

Posted in Economy, Local, Regional

Chambers Communications, the parent company of ABC affiliates in Medford, Eugene, and Klamath Falls has sold their television stations. Georgia's Heartland Media LLC and M-South Equity Partners hav ...

01 March 2014

Ashland pizzeria, Gissepi's closes it's doors

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Economy, Local

Ashland, Ore.-- After 23 years in business, Gissepi's Pizzeria located in the Market-of-Choice Shopping Center shut it's doors this week. It opened in February 1991 and shut down for business Frid ...

27 February 2014

Could medical marijuana dispensaries boost tourism?

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Economy, Local, Politics, Health

Ashland, Ore. -- Medical marijuana dispensaries will be legal in Oregon on March 3rd. It's still a hotly debated issue with some cities banning dispensaries and others allowing them. Since Oregon is ...

25 February 2014

Local business is first to accept Bitcoin in Southern Oregon

Posted in Economy, Local, Technology

Jacksonville, Ore. -- A Jacksonville coffee shop is the first Café in Oregon to accept the form of currency known as Bitcoins. Stim Coffee officially started accepting the digital money over the w ...

21 February 2014

More Oregonians are becoming renters

Posted in Economy, Regional

(OPB) The number of Oregonians living in their own homes has leveled off in recent years, but the portion of the population that's renting has strongly increased. There is a combination of reasons w ...

08 February 2014

Showing love for less

Posted in Economy, U.S. & World News

(NBC News) This weekend is absolutely, positively the last chance to save on flowers, candy or gifts for your Valentine's day sweetheart because by next week, you're at the mercy of retailers. "The ...