Economy

Fire agencies getting stretched thin

Central Point, Ore. — Fire agencies throughout the Pacific Northwest are stretched thin. Right now, Oregon Department of Forestry doesn’t have any fires burning. That means they are fully staffed and ready for an initial attack should anything spark, but finding relief, or back-up, …

Oregon taxpayers will get “kicker” credits

Salem, Ore.- Oregon taxpayers will receive kicker checks next year. State economists announced Wednesday Oregon will send more than $460 million back to taxpayers. The estimated median rebate under the Oregon’s unique “kicker” law will be $89 for individual taxpayers. The “kicker” …

Klamoya Casino getting hotel

Klamath County, Ore. – One of Klamath County’s top tourist destinations will soon have a motel on site. The White Sage drummers helped to open Tuesday morning’s ceremony, followed by a groundbreaking for a new hotel by Klamoya Casino. “After 20 years …

Should food trucks be allowed on city streets?

Medford, Ore. — Medford may soon follow in the footsteps of cities like Grants Pass and Eugene, allowing food trucks to operate on city streets. The council is considering changing city code to allow the trucks to operate in more places like downtown …

Need for nurses in southern Oregon

Medford, Ore. — There’s a big need for nurses in the valley. According to the Oregon Employment Department the health care industry is not only the largest industry in the area, but it’s the fastest growing. And experts say it shows no signs of …
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