Shutdown Could Impact Head Start

MEDFORD, Ore. — Head Start programs in Southern Oregon are still up and running for now, but if a deal in Washington isn’t reached by the end of the month, that could change. The fiscal year for Southern Oregon’s Head Start programs begins November 1st, and unless the grant is renewed by the government, local … Continue reading »

Army Corps Impacted By Shutdown

MEDFORD, Ore. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of those programs in Southern Oregon being hit by the government shutdown. The Corp says it has enough money left over from last year to keep all staff working until Friday. After that staff will start being furloughed. Officials at the U.S. Corps of … Continue reading »

Federal Shutdown Impacts Local Agencies

MEDFORD, Ore. — Congress has yet to work out an agreement, meaning hundreds of national parks and multiple federal agencies are now closed down. Thousands of federal workers across the nation were sent packing home. Local employees were also furloughed because of the government shutdown. Tuesday, the Medford Bureau of Land Management closed its doors. … Continue reading »

Shutdown Affecting Oregon Services

MEDFORD, Ore. — In the first hours of the federal shutdown, we are getting a glimpse of its impact. Non-essential jobs have been furloughed. Monuments, museums, and politician’s offices are closed. On the long list of federal agencies closing their doors due to the government shutdown: the local Bureau of Land Management offices. BLM officials … Continue reading »

Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate has rejected a House spending plan that would have derailed Obamacare. In a vote of 54 to 46 on Monday afternoon, the senate rejected the House proposal. The House plan would have delayed Obamacare for a year and repealed a tax on medical devices. The Senate’s move increases the chances … Continue reading »