Child Care Costs Expected to Rise

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Secretary of State’s office is warning that child care costs are about to rise. Oregon is already the most expensive state in the country for center-based infant care — about $13,000 a year. Enrolling a four-year-old can still cost as much as $10,000. According to this new audit, new federal … Continue reading »

State Investigating Sheriff Winters

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore – The Oregon Secretary of State’s Office is investigating the re-election of Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters, after receiving an allegation of false information in the November Election Voter Pamphlet. According to officials, this type of investigation may lead to criminal charges. NewsWatch 12 has reached out to Sheriff Winter’s for his reaction, but so far he … Continue reading »

Oregon Least Corrupt Says New Study

MEDFORD, Ore. – Oregon is the least corrupt state in the country according to a study that looks at waste, fraud and abuse among public employees. The study, led by scientists at Indiana University at Bloomington and City University of Hong Kong using Department of Justice data, found that Oregon had 1.28 corruption convictions per … Continue reading »

Kate Brown Calls for Lower Tuition

SALEM, Ore. — The Secretary of State wants college tuition to drop, but hasn’t provided a game plan to get that done. Kate Brown is calling for accountability among public universities in Oregon. Her office released an audit of the state’s university system. The Secretary of State’s office says tuition has increased faster than inflation … Continue reading »