Economy

Gas prices on the rise

(NBC News) – Gas prices are on the rise. The national average for regular unleaded has increased more than 20 cents over the past month, and the trend is expected to continue. Michael Whatley with the Consumer Energy Alliance says oil inventories …

Ashland Food Co-op announces planned expansion

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Ashland Food Cooperative announced they plan on expanding their downtown presence with the addition of a new property. According to the certified organic food retailer, they’ve entered into a contract to buy a 1.8-acre undeveloped lot at 120 …

Tax filing deadline nears

(NBC News) – April 17 is the last day to file taxes this year, and from all indications, millions of Americans are putting off the inevitable. “At the last minute, people tend to rush around. So, you just want to make sure …

U.S., China trade tensions escalate

(NBCNC) – It was tough talk from China Friday morning, with the country blaming the U.S. for starting what it calls a “conflict” but then using the word “war”. “We don’t want to fight, but we’re not afraid to fight a trade …

Sen. Merkley joins effort to eliminate student debt

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An Oregon senator is joining the call to end America’s “student debt crisis.” Democrat Senator Jeff Merkley announced he’s supporting the Debt-Free College Act, legislation that promises to reverse the growth of student debt. According to Merkley’s office, the …

ODFW considers rollbacks on license fees

Salem, Ore.- The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is considering dropping its fee increase for fishing and hunting licenses in 2020. The department says this comes after its revenue exceeded its expectations. “We are in a position to do this because …

JCSO to benefit from $1.3 trillion spending bill

Josephine County, Ore.- Nearly every federal agency will receive some funding from the spending bill President Trump signed Friday morning. According to Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel, the county is estimated to receive four million dollars over the next two years. Daniel …
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