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Kid-Focused & Cultural Programs get Boost

Posted: Jan. 18, 2018 3:30 PM
Updated: Jan. 18, 2018 4:01 PM

Here are the 18 projects/activities getting money to help improve the arts & reading for kids, heritage and history programs.

Money Alert

Labor Department Releases December Jobs Report

U.S. employers added 148,000 jobs in December, a modest gain but enough to suggest the economy entered the new year with solid momentum.

Cable Bills on the Rise

Cable and satellite TV providers are ringing in the new year with an unwelcomed gift: higher cable bills.

Marijuana-Related Stocks Plummet

Several marijuana stocks saw double-digit declines hours after Jeff Sessions announced federal pot policy changes.

Charity Gets a Jolt from Tax Law But Due to Drop Next Year

In this season of giving, charity seems to be getting an extra jolt because next year the popular tax deduction for donations will lose a lot of its punch.

GOP Tax Plan Faces Roadblock

Republican Marco Rubio's potential defection over a tax credit for low-income parents has put a speed bump into GOP leaders' drive to push their big tax package through the Senate, but it's a complication that's likely to be resolved.

Labor Department Releases November Jobs Report

U.S. employers added a robust 228,000 jobs in November, a sign of the job market's enduring strength in its ninth year of economic recovery.

Sense Processing: Why Our Brains Struggle with Credit Cards

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, many of us are ready to make some purchases with credit cards in hand. But, by nature, our brains struggle to fully grasp the concept of credit.

Cyber Monday Shopping Expected to Hit New Record

Cyber Monday shopping is expected to hit a new record for the sixth year in a row. Shoppers are expected to spend as much as $6.6 billion dollars-- almost 17% more than last year.

Lawmakers Work to Bring Down Rising Costs of Textbooks

A group of senators and representatives re-introcued the “Affordable College Textbook Act”. They say it has the potential to save nearly a billion dollars for American students.

US Hiring Falls 33,000 After Hurricanes Slam Texas, Florida

The U.S. lost 33,000 jobs in September after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit Texas, Florida and other Southeastern states.  It was the first decline in six years.

Money Alert

Labor Department Releases December Jobs Report

U.S. employers added 148,000 jobs in December, a modest gain but enough to suggest the economy entered the new year with solid momentum.

Cable Bills on the Rise

Cable and satellite TV providers are ringing in the new year with an unwelcomed gift: higher cable bills.

Marijuana-Related Stocks Plummet

Several marijuana stocks saw double-digit declines hours after Jeff Sessions announced federal pot policy changes.

Charity Gets a Jolt from Tax Law But Due to Drop Next Year

In this season of giving, charity seems to be getting an extra jolt because next year the popular tax deduction for donations will lose a lot of its punch.

GOP Tax Plan Faces Roadblock

Republican Marco Rubio's potential defection over a tax credit for low-income parents has put a speed bump into GOP leaders' drive to push their big tax package through the Senate, but it's a complication that's likely to be resolved.

Labor Department Releases November Jobs Report

U.S. employers added a robust 228,000 jobs in November, a sign of the job market's enduring strength in its ninth year of economic recovery.

Sense Processing: Why Our Brains Struggle with Credit Cards

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, many of us are ready to make some purchases with credit cards in hand. But, by nature, our brains struggle to fully grasp the concept of credit.

Cyber Monday Shopping Expected to Hit New Record

Cyber Monday shopping is expected to hit a new record for the sixth year in a row. Shoppers are expected to spend as much as $6.6 billion dollars-- almost 17% more than last year.

Lawmakers Work to Bring Down Rising Costs of Textbooks

A group of senators and representatives re-introcued the “Affordable College Textbook Act”. They say it has the potential to save nearly a billion dollars for American students.

US Hiring Falls 33,000 After Hurricanes Slam Texas, Florida

The U.S. lost 33,000 jobs in September after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit Texas, Florida and other Southeastern states.  It was the first decline in six years.

In The Kitchen

Airline Chicken Breast

Running Y Ranch Resort Sous Chef Conner Sloan is In the Kitchen with NewsWatch 12's Gio Insignares to make a hearty Airline Chicken Breast dish.

Chicken Piccata

NewsWatch 12's Gio Insignares meets up with Vinny DiCostanzo again to go over the recipe of a delicious chicken piccata dish.

Herb De Provence Chicken

Newswatch 12's Gio Insignares is joined by Sherry Henney to cook up a dish whose name you might not remember, but whose flavor is unforgettable.

Olive Garden's Make-Your-Own Pasta Bar

Sometimes the best pasta combination is what you make yourself. Watch and blend your favorite flavors to make a delicious dish.

Spicy Drunken Noodles

Back in the kitchen for a second round is Chef Drew from Thai House Asian Fusion Restaurant in Jacksonville. His latest batch is his version of Spicy Drunken Noodles.

Seafood Ravioli

NewsWatch 12's Gio Insignares is 'In the Kitchen' with Vinny Diconstanzo from Paisans Pizzeria & Bistro for a look at a seafood ravioli.

Blueberry Shrimp Pasta

MEDFORD, Ore. -- NewsWatch 12's Gio Insignares is 'In the Kitchen' with Dustin Meyers from The Vine for a look at a shrimp and blueberry pasta. For more information about The Vine, click here.

Rockfish & Polenta

NewsWatch 12's Gio Insignares is 'In the Kitchen' with Dustin Meyers from The Vine in Grants Pass for a look at a rockfish dish.

Horchata

NewsWatch 12's Gio Insignares is 'In the Kitchen' with Lisandro Barajas from Taco Riendo to learn more about a refreshing drink.

Chicken Scarpariello

NewsWatch 12's Gio Insignares is 'In the Kitchen' with Vinny Diconstanzo from Paisans Pizzeria & Bistro for a look at a chicken dish.

Out And About

Out and About for December 15 - December 17

If you want to disappear into the world of Dr. Seuss, the Craterian Theater in Medford still has showings of Seussical.

Out & About: Ashland Ice Rink, Holiday Shopping, Chocolate Festival

Out & About for weekend of November 17 - 19, 2017

Madcap Musical Mad Libs

Madcap Musical Mad Libs is returning to the Randall Theatre November 10 through 19.

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week: Creamsicle

Creamsicle is a very handsome medium long haired orange tabby and white male.

Pet of the Week: Diesel

Diesel - Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week: Alba

Pet of the Week: Alba

Pet Of The Week: Rogue

Rogue is NewsWatch 12's Pet of the Week. If you're interested in adopting Rogue, you can contact the Jackson County Animal Shelter.

Pet of the Week: Meet Lula!

Can you give a sweet dog or cat a home?

Tips To Keep Your Pets Safe During Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and some tricks and treats can be overwhelming and hazardous for pets. That's why we're sharing some helpful tips from from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and the American Society for the P

Taking Flight

Rogue Valley Child in Fourth Cancer Fight

A Rogue Valley boy who is fighting cancer for a fourth time is being adopted as a Sparrow for the second time.

Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars: Dr. Mary Murdoch

MEDFORD, Ore. – Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars is less than a week away and tickets are going fast! Tonight we meet another star, Dr. Mary Murdoch. She is a pediatrician with Southern Oregon

Buffalo Wild Wings Hosts Sparrow Clubs Fundraiser

MEDFORD, Ore. -- In less than three weeks, local stars will put on their dancing shoes for Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars. It's all in an effort to rasise money for Sparrow Clubs. Today you can

Ashland Middle School Adopts Classmate as Sparrow

ASHLAND, Ore. -- A young man with cerebral palsy, who just wants to dance, is one step closer to his dream. That's because his middle school has adopted him as their sparrow. Ashland Middle School adopted

Saving Sparrows One Dance Move at a Time

MEDFORD, Ore., -- Matt Sampson, Oregon's Sparrow Club Director, says the organization is looking for more Sparrows. Generous donations have allowed the local chapter to set a goal of helping 25 kids in

Baby Days Away from Open Heart Surgery

MEDFORD, Ore. -- We're just weeks away from the new school year and Sparrow Clubs is putting together a lineup of new Sparrows.  One of the new Sparrows is a baby who is waiting for open heart surgery.

Former Sparrow Hospitalized

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A former Sparrow, Addi Irey, is in the hospital after an AVM in her brain burst, resulting in fluid and pressure on the brain. The 9-year-old was born with three AVMs. Two of them were

Celebrating Service for a Sparrow

Eagle Point, ORE. -- Eagle Point High School is celebrating a successful year of service and fundraising for their Sparrow. Sarah Wood has a brain tumor on her brain stem. It was found during her junior

AMS Students Adopt Sparrow in Emotional Assembly

ASHLAND, Ore. -- Ashland Middle School students adopted their own classmate during as their Sparrow this month. Kaya Snyder is a 7th grader at the middle school. Along with dealing with middle school,

Senior Supports Sparrow Clubs with Photography

MEDFORD, Ore. -- It’s the season for high school senior projects and one senior is turning what she loves to do into good for Sparrow Clubs. Lexi Pierson, a budding photographer, sees the world

Ron Brown's Best

Opening of the Rogue Valley Mall

In October of 1986, the Rogue Valley Mall opened after 15 years of work.

Moments That Made Us Smile

Throughout Ron's 30 year career with NewsWatch 12, he has frequently made us smile.

Mary D Hume History

Ron Brown is retiring after 30 years at KDRV and to say his goodbye here is tonight's Ron Brown's best. 

Ron Brown: A Life in Television

A look back at Ron Brown's 30-year career. 

Former Newswatch 12 Staff Say Goodbye

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Dozens of people have come through the Newswatch 12 doors.  Ron Brown has worked with hundreds of people in his nearly thirty years here.   To see what former Newswatch

Speed Limit Ups to 65 Miles Per Hour

MEDFORD, Ore. -- NewsWatch 12's Ron Brown is retiring. Each night in May we are taking a lookback on some of his most impactful stories. Check out tonights segment, that had Ron a little too close to

Bring Your Daughter To Work Day

MEDFORD, Ore. -- NewsWatch 12's Ron Brown is just days away from starting his retirement, but before he goes we are taking a look back on some of his most impactful stories. In tonights segment of Ron

Whale Watching On The Oregon Coast

PORT ORFORD, Ore. -- NewsWatch 12's Ron Brown is retiring on May 29th, but before he goes we are taking a look back on some of his most impactful stories. Watch one of Ron's stories that actually got

Reflecting on Service in Vietnam

MEDFORD, Ore. -- NewsWatch 12's Ron Brown is retiring on May 29th, but before he goes we are taking a look at some of his most impactful stories in Southern Oregon. One story, took him back to where

Honor Flights

Over the last 30 years, people in Southern Oregon have enjoyed the hard work of Ron Brown. One of those topics that Ron has done better probably than anyone else is deal with stories on the military.

Oregon Trails

Oregon Century: Logtown Rose

RUCH, Ore. -- John and Miriam McKee were newlyweds when they left Missouri and traveled by wagon train to the Rogue Valley in 1853. Under the seat of their wagon, probably in a clay jar, Miriam brought

Oregon Century: Medford Natatorium

MEDFORD, Ore. -- The orchard boom around 1910 brought one of the most unique businesses in Oregon to Medford. The natatorium, a word you don't hear much anymore, is basically an indoor swimming pool. 

Oregon Century: Newspapers in the Rogue Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Getting the news to people has always been one of the first and sometimes  most controversial business in the west.  Looking across the pages of history there is a long list

Oregon Century: Air Travel in the Rogue Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. – Air travel and transport and the Rogue Valley have almost grown up together. Five years after the Wright brothers’ first flight, aeronaughts began showing up at county fairs

Oregon Century: Train Wrecks in the Rogue Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. -- At the turn of the century if you wanted to travel very far, you either took a horse, buggy, or a train. But taking a train back then had some real risks, and some of the accidents

Oregon Century: NewsWatch 12 in 1985

MEDFORD, Ore. -- It had been 15 years since KDRV first went on the air. At the time, KDRV became the third commercial television station in Medford.  But it was a year and a half later before local

Ashland Water

ASHLAND, Ore. -- With summer is here, a lot of southern Oregon residents will be keeping an eye on their use of water because of the drought. For more than a hundred years, Ashland residents have turned