Economy

NAMI Southern Oregon says ‘No’ to Jail proposal

MEDFORD, Ore. – NAMI Southern Oregon is coming out against the proposal for a new jail tax district in Jackson County.  The National Alliance on Mental Illness Southern Oregon announced their official stance against the proposal Tuesday night. The jail proposal is expected on …

Travel trends: short trips rule

(NBC News)  Many Americans will be taking some very unique vacation trips this year.  Unique not only in where they’ll go or how they’ll get there, but also who plans the vacation. For turning 50 this year, former TV news producer Allison …

Housing starts hit 13-year high

(NBC) – Homebuilding surged to a 13-year high in December. Housing starts jumped 16.9% last month, the highest level since December of 2006. Activity increased across the board, suggesting the housing market recovery was back on track amid low mortgage rates. The …

Sen. Merkley watching Middle East closely

ASHLAND, Ore. — One day after a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad’s airport killed Iran’s top military commander, members of Congress are speaking out. U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) told NBC5 News Friday he’s watching what’s happening in the Middle East and Washington …