MONEYWATCH: Super Bowl Travel Tips

(CNN)– Fans contemplating a trip to Phoenix for Super Bowl festivities shouldn’t wait much longer to book travel. Data from travel website, Orbitz, says airfares to the big game usually jump once the two teams are in place. It jumped 25% to New York last year and 40% to New Orleans two years ago. Orbitz … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Low-Cost Laptops

Prices for laptops are all over the map. Some can set you back thousands of dollars, while others cost $300 or less. Consumer Reports has tested some of the lowest-cost laptops to find out what they offer, and what they don’t. If you just do the basics like word processing, browsing the Web and streaming … Continue reading »

MasterChef Junior Winner Shares Recipes

MEDFORD, Ore. – The start the year is a good time to explore in the kitchen. NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor talked with the Season One winner of “Masterchef Junior” Alexander Weiss, to demonstrate some healthy options for the whole family to enjoy.

Klamath County Library: Flannel Story

MEDFORD, Ore. – One of the best ways to encourage early literacy skills is by practicing repetition. NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor speaks with Drucilla Curtis, the Klamath County Library Department Supervisor of Youth Services about learning to retell stories through a “flannel story” activity.

Pizza Long-Term Impacts in Children

Champaign, Ill.– There could be long-term impacts for children who eat too much pizza. That is according to a new study by the Center for Prevention Research and Development. Nutritionists said it plays a major role in kids’ intakes of calories and weight gain. They said two slices of pizza have nearly the same number … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-1889 Crater Lake Trip

Alice Mullaly was inventorying items in the Southern Oregon Historical Society collection a few years ago when she came across a small journal written in August of 1889. It was written by Fletcher Linn who was the son of Rogue Valley pioneer David Linn. It chronicles the three week long trip from Jacksonville to Crater … Continue reading »

Breastfeeding Mothers Hold Nurse-In

[UPDATE] A representative with Walmart says there was a room made available for the employee to use while breastfeeding. She said there was a key provided to the employee to lock the door for privacy. The representative also said Walmart is supportive of mothers who are breastfeeding and want to accommodate them as much as … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Smart Watches

SMART WATCHES FOR TECHIES ON YOUR LIST Having a smart phone means you can get calls just about anywhere. Having a smart watch lets you see who’s calling without even digging out your smart phone. You just look at the watch to see the notifications, see what time it is and see who’s calling. Know … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Chester

Meet Chester! Chester is a fun and friendly puppy who loves to play. He loves to be surrounded by anyone and anything. His foster family raised him with other dogs, cats, and children. He is looking for a family who can complement his active lifestyle. If you’re interested contact the Jackson County Animal Shelter at … Continue reading »

HEALTHWATCH: Baby Bust

ABC) — The first cry of a newborn baby, it’s a sound that may be becoming less familiar in the U.S. This according to new C.D.C. data showing that birth rates here have been going down since 2007, now hitting an all-time low. The reasons for this are various. Many women are waiting longer to … Continue reading »

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