Economy

Summer smoke impacts local businesses

Grants Pass, Ore. – Southern Oregon is breathing a little easier these days, but some businesses around the region are now looking at their bottom lines to see the impact from fire season. Some say the smoke in the valley this summer …

New ordinance to help those against Smart Meters

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Pacific Power started installing smart meters in Jackson County in July and since then, they’ve received a lot of push back. Some people are against the meters because of the radio frequency that the meters produce, however Pacific …

WATCH: 2018 Southern Oregon Gubernatorial Debate

KOBI-TV/NBC5 and KOTI-TV/NBC2 will host and broadcast a live Oregon Gubernatorial Debate with incumbent Governor Kate Brown (D) and challenger State Representative Knute Buehler (R) on Thursday, October 4th, 2018. “This debate will provide a great opportunity for viewers to learn as …

Dutch Bros Coffee gains new parternship

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Dutch Bros coffee announced a new partnership today with TSG Consumer Partners. TSG invested enough money to purchase a minority stake in the business. Neither company has revealed how much TSG now owns or how much they invested. …

How the Fed rate hike impacts you

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) – Housing, cars, student loans and your credit card—get ready to see interest rates on all of the above go up. The Federal Reserve has raised the interest rate to a range of 2 to 2.25-percent. saying the economy …

Jackson County economy growing

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County’s economy is one of the fastest growing in the state according to New York financial company SmartAsset. Jackson County ranks 7th in Oregon on the list for gross domestic product growth. Over 4 years, the county’s GDP has …

California memorial honors 9/11 victims

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) For years, John Vinson and his family have gathered friends and volunteers to turn an otherwise empty field in West Sacramento, California into a memorial, offering anyone who wants to stop by an opportunity to pay tribute and remember …