Economy

Ashland tiny house village finds land

Ashland, Ore.– “This property is 1.79 acres,” says Karen Logan as she walks the lot that could one day house dozens of people struggling with homelessness. “I really felt that the need was so great,” she explains. A long time real estate broker, Logan became aware of …

Gov. Brown freezing hiring of state workers

SALEM, Ore. – In an executive order, Oregon Governor Kate Brown has implemented a statewide hiring freeze for state employees. The governor’s office said this is just one of a series of executive actions Brown will be taking to address a $1.6 …

People’s Bank breaks ground on new headquarters

Medford, Ore.– A local bank with years of history is celebrating an expansion.  The People’s Bank broke ground Tuesday morning on what will be its new corporate headquarters on Biddle Road near Barnes and Noble. The bank will eventually get rid of its current …

Bottle deposit rates rise April 1st

Medford, Ore.– Starting April 1st, Oregonians can get double the money back for recycling bottles and cans at redemption sites.  The measure was signed by Governor Kate Brown and makes bottles and cans now worth 10 cents instead of five. Representatives from …
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