2014 Food & Toys Drive

  NewsWatch 12 is teaming up with the Salvation Army and Bi-Mart to help families in need this holiday season. The Annual Holiday Food and Toy Drive is now underway.   You can bring any non-perishable food items or toys to any Bi-Mart location. Right now, the Salvation Army says it’s looking for toys for … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-Trophy Train

MEDFORD, Ore.–World War One opened the eyes of millions of people to the horrors of modern warfare, with massive armies, tanks, gas attacks, and the first time the airplane was used as a tool of warfare. And it cost hundreds of millions of dollars and took millions of lives. To pay for that most countries, … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports Shipping Gripes

The US Postal service expects to deliver up to 470 million packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. And as more people shop online, FedEx and UPS also forecast a record number of deliveries. In a recent survey, Consumer Reports asked one thousand people about their shipping gripes and has tips to help your boxes … Continue reading »

Family Overseas Connect for Thanksgiving

ASHLAND, Ore. — Thanksgiving is a time for family, unless of course you are serving overseas in the military. For one Ashland family, being apart simply was not an option. Dozens of friends and family members gathered at Dorothy and Dave Clover’s house on Thursday for a traditional Clover Family Thanksgiving.  Carson Clover, one of their … Continue reading »

Wednesday’s Child: Jaedin

Medford, Ore. — It is not hard to get Jaedin to laugh. She’s nine years old and loves being in the fourth grade. She says everyone in her class is her friend. She shares her current home with what sounds like a small private zoo. It includes chickens, turkeys, goats, a cat and a dog. … Continue reading »

Best Places to Buy Electronics

From tablets to TVs to laptop computers, electronics are likely to be the hottest gifts this holiday season. Consumer Reports’ recent survey covering more than 42,000 electronics purchases can steer you to the best places to buy. The survey found that people who shop for electronics online are happier with their experience than those who … Continue reading »

Danielle Stops by to Introduce Graham

Danielle Craig made an appearance on the morning newscasts today! Although she is on maternity leave, she came in to speak with Kirstin and Ron about the newest addition to her family. Baby Graham was introduced to viewers and Danielle shared how she is now juggling two kids! She says she misses work but does … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Preparing for Preschool

My “baby” just turned 3.  He’ll be the first to tell you he’s no longer a baby.  But since he has a fall birthday, I get to pretend for a few extra months before he’s “supposed” to start school. But the truth is that our daycare provider already does school work with him.  And he … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Prohibition

  Grants Pass, Ore.–The passage earlier this month of a statewide ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana comes almost exactly a hundred years since the prohibition of alcohol.  Oregon was one of the first states to outlaw alcohol. But by the time Oregon voters got a chance to vote whether to outlaw alcoholic beverages, some southern … Continue reading »

Is Your Favorite Store Naughty or Nice?

Just in time for the holidays, Consumer Reports is out with its Naughty and Nice List, an annual look at company policies that are pro consumer, and some that are not. Before you buy a plane ticket, book a hotel, or splurge on holiday treats, find out if the stores and services you use are … Continue reading »

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