Hayes Admits Consulting Fees

PORTLAND, Ore. — The investigation into the Governor’s fiancée continues. The EO Media Group is now reports that Cylvia Hayes was paid $118,000 over two year to work with a clean energy organization. The group reports at the same time, she was advising the Governor on similar topics. Hayes confirmed the work in an email … Continue reading »

Fire at Knife River Asphalt Plant

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Nearly two dozen members of Jackson County Fire District 3 are responding to a possible explosion and fire at the Knife River Asphalt plant in Central Point. Traffic had been diverted from Gold Hill, and Mercy Flights was called because of reports of an injury. Witnesses say the explosion shook their homes. According to Fire District … Continue reading »

Friend of “OSU Porn Case” Speak Out

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A 19-year-old woman was cited on Tuesday after police say she filmed a porn video of herself in the Valley Library at Oregon State University. Now, friends of that woman are coming to her defense. Kendra Sunderland is facing criminal charges for her behavior, but friends are concerned about the university’s quickness … Continue reading »

Conference Highlights So. Oregon Edge

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon’s economy is getting a boost from a new initiative created by SOREDI. The southern Oregon Edge promotes the region as a hub for high tech development, and promotes the high tech business which already call our area home. “The Edge” and the companies it highlights were one focus of today’s … Continue reading »

Update on Jackson Co. GMO Lawsuit

ASHLAND, Ore. — Local farmers and supporters of a GMO-Free Jackson County are meeting tonight. This is comes before a hearing scheduled next week about a GMO lawsuit involving the county and family farms. The Our Family Farms Coalition and Thrive are hosting presentations and discussions tonight. It’s part of an effort to educate the … Continue reading »

Home Burglary Suspects Caught

MOUNT SHASTA CITY, Calif. – Two men were arrested today after a home burglary in California. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office received a call at about 8:32 a.m. from the residents of a home in Callahan. The suspects allegedly entered the home, confronted the victims, subdued and bound them and stole various valuables from the … Continue reading »

Legal Marijuana In the Workplace

COLORADO — Oregon is looking for ways to regulate its soon to be legal recreational marijuana industry, and one of the issues that could come up is marijuana in the workplace. That issue is becoming a topic of conversation in Colorado, where recreational marijuana is already legal. Under state law, employers do not need to … Continue reading »

Oregon Graduation Rates Increase

MEDFORD, Ore. – 72% of Oregon high school students are graduating on time. This information comes from a new statewide survey revealed today. That’s about a 3% increase from the year before. Graduation rates have increased, not only in affluent communities, but also in so called “at risk” communities. Experts say these gains are indicative … Continue reading »

Jobless Claims Fall to 15 Year Low

CNN – The fewest number of Americans filed for unemployment last week since the year 2000. Jobless claims fell to 265,000, marking the lowest that number’s been in nearly 15 years. While the number may be seen as a sign of a recovering economy, some economists aren’t celebrating the news. They said the Martin Luther … Continue reading »

Senate Approves Keystone Pipeline Bill

WASHINGTON — The Keystone XL Pipeline bill is moving forward. Just this morning, the Republican-controlled Senate approved the bill. This comes even though President Obama has threatened to veto the bill. The bill would authorize construction of the nearly 1,200 mile pipeline to carry oil from Canada to the gulf coast. Critics argue the 8-billion … Continue reading »

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