Oregon Sees Best Job Growth in Decades

SALEM, Ore. – The State of Oregon added 9,900 jobs in October, marking the largest monthly increase in nearly 20 years. According to the Employment Department, the last time Oregon’s economy added this many jobs was in August 1995 when 10,400 were added. Manufacturing, health care, and professional and business services are all identified as strengthening markets. … Continue reading »

Proposal to End Cover Oregon Coming

MEDFORD, Ore. — Cover Oregon’s website continues to be only partially functional, leaving those needing coverage to fill out paper applications by hand until the website is fully up and running. Recently Governor Kitzhaber said he learned of the problems in October of 2013. Representative Dennis Richardson said he personally shared his concerns to the … Continue reading »

Meeting Prepares Public for Cover Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — With options for change around the corner, about 300 Rogue Valley residents filled the Smullin Center with questions and concerns about the upcoming launch of coveroregon.com. “They’re all highly engaged, in their health care and their health insurance and the coverage that that health insurance will bring,” said Cover Oregon Spokesperson Elizabeth … Continue reading »

A Rainy & Windy Halloween

A cold front will move through our area today with rain and winds ahead of the front starting at the coast then slowly moving east during the day. Locally heavy amounts of rain, mainly at the coast with rain becoming lighter as it has east with the least rain falling east of the Cascades. Winds … Continue reading »

Mild Fall Forecast

Today will be similar to yesterday with temperatures climbing to 5-10 degrees above normal by the afternoon as we are in the warm sector prior to a cold front that will be changing our weather tomorrow. The front has been sitting offshore for the last couple of days which is the reason only the coast … Continue reading »

A More Fall Weather Pattern

A chance for showers for most of the week with the best chance over the next couple of days at the coast and west of the Coast Range. A cold front will stall off shore keeping rain closer to the coast but winds will pick up across the area with gusts 35-55 mph Tuesday and … Continue reading »

Halloween Weekend Forecast

Scattered showers today with most staying at the coast and on the west side of the Cascades but a few pop up showers could show up on the east side. Most areas will be staying dry through the weekend with a slight chance for a few showers, still mainly at the coast.  As we head … Continue reading »

Still Cool But Dry

While unseasonably cool temperatures persist today the rain will not. Today will be dry across the area with a slight chance of some pop up mornings showers, but most areas will be dry throughout the day. Tomorrow we bring in a chance for showers, mainly at the coast, that will persist through the weekend with … Continue reading »

One More Snowy & Rainy Day

Snow and rain showers persist today and have already started to impact some mountain passes. ODOT has reported spots of ice on Siskiyou Summit, black ice on Lake of the Woods summit, packed snow on Diamond Lake Summit and slush on Chiloquin roads. Drive safely as you head out today as roads may be slick … Continue reading »

Rain & Snow Persist Today

The jetstream is still south of our area bringing in an arctic blast that will continue to bring rain and snow to our area today. Snow levels down to 3,000 feet today, but we’ve already seen snow reach down to lower elevations this morning. Snow possible all day in the Basin as temperatures this afternoon … Continue reading »

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