Paddy’s Irish Pub Gives Back to CASA

ASHLAND, Ore. — A local Irish pub is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Tuesday while also using it as a time to give back to the community. Paddy Brannan’s Irish Pub said it is an Irish tradition for good luck to throw money and have it stick onto the ceiling of the pub. Once a year after … Continue reading »

Hearts and Vines Gives $185K in Grants

MEDFORD, Ore. — Several non-profit organizations now have extra funds to help fight domestic violence in the Rogue Valley. The Hearts and Vines organization gave out $185 thousand in grants on Tuesday. The goal is to eliminate domestic violence through education and intervention. Hearts and Vines raised the funds through a single dinner and auction … Continue reading »

CASA Hosts Its Own Derby

MEDFORD, Ore. — Big hats, fancy clothing, and mint juleps are a tradition when it comes to the Kentucky Derby, but one local organization is making the event about much more than that. CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, of Jackson County is turning the derby into a fundraiser. This is the third year for the … Continue reading »

23 Percent of Oregon Children In Poverty

MEDFORD, Ore. — According to the group Children First for Oregon, nearly one in four children in Oregon are living in poverty. 23 percent of children in poverty. The study defines the poverty line as an annual income of $19,970 or less for a family of three. Experts say the 23 percent poverty average for children … Continue reading »

Local Organizations Reflect on Economy

TALENT, Ore. — In the wake of Boys & Girls Club Week, local non-profit administrators reflect on harder times in the past and are optimistic about the future. After the economic downturn in 2008, the Boys and Girls Club struggled with community support which eventually forced them to close their White City branch in August. … Continue reading »