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Italy extends nationwide lockdown

FIUMICINO, Italy (NBC) – As Italy’s government announced Monday it would extend its nationwide lockdown measures against a coronavirus outbreak until at least Easter, the top of Rome’s presidential palace was lit in the colors of the tricolor flag to show solidarity …

Coronavirus: 3,000 U.S. deaths and climbing

(NBC News) – The United States has now tested one million people for the COVID-19 coronavirus.  As of Tuesday, nearly 164,000 cases have been confirmed, and more than 3,000 have died. Thirty states have issued stay-at-home orders and temporary hospitals are being …

Hiring now! Several businesses announce openings

MEDFORD, Ore. – The rapid changes to lifestyles during the coronavirus shutdown are throwing many businesses into a sudden need for extra employees. The Oregon Association of Nurseries says they are currently looking for agricultural workers. They say spring is peak ornamental …

Frontline workers frustrated over PPE shortage in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — The shortage of personal protective equipment continues across the nation, and in Oregon and California. Frontline workers are in desperate need of personal protective equipment (PPE) while battling coronavirus. Monday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D) and several other elected …

SOU senior stresses over uncertain future

Southern Oregon University’s 2020 Commencement Ceremony is postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. With all these changes many students are feeling overwhelmed. Laura Berkins is a senior at SOU, majoring in English Literature. Between job searching and finishing her last classes, she …

Truckers being impacted by pandemic

MEDFORD, Ore. — There may be less traffic on our nation’s highways these days, but that doesn’t mean the pandemic isn’t hurting truckers. Medford-based International Commodity Carriers Incorporated say truckers are struggling to get food when they’re out on routes. Trucks can’t …