Economy

Democrats battle eviction moratorium deadline

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – With the federal eviction moratorium due to expire this weekend, Democrats are frustrated with the slow pace of aid reaching struggling renters. A CDC-mandated moratorium will expire Saturday and the Supreme Court has ruled that Congress would need …

Dry well options in Klamath County

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — According to the Klamath Water Users Association, at least 120 private wells have gone dry this year. They say these are just the wells they know have gone dry, but not all dry wells get reported. Residents are …

Oregon Shakespeare Festival receives $10 million grant

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is receiving 10 million dollars through a federal grant program. The money is coming from the Shuttered Venue Operators grant. It’s designed to help venues supporting the arts to become fully operational post-pandemic. OSF’s executive …

Job rates increase in the Rogue Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. – As the economy opens up, leisure and hospitality jobs are on the rise in the Rogue Valley. The Oregon Employment Department said during May, total payroll employment rose by 1,000 jobs in Jackson County and 410 jobs in Josephine …

US interest rate may increase sooner than planned

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – Inflation is rising much faster than the Federal Reserve projected earlier this year. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell spoke following Wednesday’s meeting of the policy-making federal open market committee. Powell says the current inflation spikes are partly due …