Economy

Remembering Talent, OR through art

  TALENT, Ore. – A local artist who was evacuated from her home in Talent last week, is keeping the memory of what the town looked like alive through her art. 21-year-old Alexandra Vanderlip is creating digital drawings of the businesses that …

Federal disaster relief funds approved for Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. – Congressman Greg Walden (D-OR) held a virtual press conference Wednesday morning to talk about President Trump’s approval of disaster relief for Oregon. Oregon Governor Kate Brown requested federal assistance on the evening of September 14. The request included damage …

Another 881,000 Americans file unemployment claims

(CNN) The jobless trend seems to be heading in the right direction. According to the latest jobs report, less than a million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. That hasn’t happened since early August. The Labor Department reported Thursday 881,000 Americans …

Jackson Co. is voting to raise government fees

JACKSON CO., Ore. – Jackson County commissioners are voting on Wednesday to raise close to 200 government fees, beginning this month. Commissioners say they happen annually, but they were on the fence about moving forward this year because businesses have been hard …

Gov. Brown extends eviction moratorium

SALEM, Ore. – Many homeowners in Oregon will be protected from foreclosures for the rest of the year. This past June, the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 4204 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The law established limits on foreclosures in the …

BioSkin donates 250,000 meals to ACCESS

MEDFORD, Ore. — Since March, BioSkin has been making face masks and donating ten percent of all mask sales to nonprofits across the Pacific Northwest. Because of that — they’ve been able to donate enough money to access to give hundreds of …

College & coronavirus: contemplating the cost

(NBC News) – As coronavirus spread across the country, colleges and universities spent months contemplating how they should open to students in the fall. Within days of students moving back on campus, dozens of colleges and universities reversed course, moving most, if …

U.S. releases latest unemployment numbers

(NBC) – Applications for unemployment are still above 1 million, but that’s a decrease from last week’s labor report. The U.S. Labor Department reports that initial claims for unemployment have decreased from the week before. 1.0 million people applied for first-time unemployment …

Howard’s Pharmacy ‘red-tagged’ by OSHA

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – The only pharmacy in Lakeview has been ‘red-tagged’ by the Oregon Occupational Health and Safety Administration or OSHA. The owner says Howard’s Pharmacy in Lakeview has received nearly $10,000 in OSHA fines and further use of the building is …