GMO Labeling Supporters Give Up Fight

MEDFORD, Ore. – Supporters of a measure to require mandatory labeling of products containing genetically modified organisms in Oregon are ending current efforts to see that proposal become a reality. Measure 92 on the November ballot triggered an automatic recount after the difference in votes fell within one-fifth of one percent of the total votes … Continue reading »

Riverside Park Re-Opens

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The new and improved Riverside Park is unveiled today and ready for kids and families to enjoy. The builders kept the native tees and river in mind when they designed the park. The upgrades cost about $140,00. Officals said the park has a history of vandalism, drugs and disorderly conduct. It … Continue reading »

Child Care Could Get More Costly

SALEM, Ore.– The state of Oregon has some of the least affordable child care in the nation. Between high costs and low wages it may be hard for many families to pay for it. With new federal safety rules on the way, the gap could get even worse. This is all according to an audit … Continue reading »

Automatic Recount Begins for Meas. 92

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon’s 36 counties will begin an automatic hand recount of all ballots cast for and against Measure 92 this week. Jackson, Josephine and Klamath Counties all started recounts Tuesday and Curry County plans to start on Thursday. A full recount is required if the difference between the votes cast for and against … Continue reading »

Local Unemployment Rate Ticks Down

MEDFORD, Ore. – Total payroll in Jackson County rose by 1,630 in October, dropping the local unemployment rate nearly one full percent from the same time last year. According to a new report from the State of Oregon Employment Department, the new seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Jackson County is 8.5 percent, down from 8.6 … Continue reading »

Counties Fighting for Fire Season Funds

MEDFORD, Ore. – County commissioners in Oregon are fighting for awareness about a law in place that does not allow money to be pumped back into counties after timber is burned during fire seasons. Currently, 16 U.S.C. § 579c does not allow or address the fact that when timber is burned or destroyed by fire, and … Continue reading »

DA’s Asked to End Marijuana Prosecutions

SALEM, Ore. – Advocates for legal recreational marijuana in Oregon are calling on the state’s District Attorneys to stop prosecution of pending marijuana criminal cases. Measure 91 on the November General Election ballot made marijuana possession legal under certain parameters as of July of 2015. Now, the chief petitioner of the measure, and representatives from … Continue reading »

Oregon Population Continues to Surge

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland State University’s Population Research Center finds people continue to flock to the Beaver state. A preliminary report shows Oregon’s population increased from 3,919,025 in 2013 to 3,962,565 in 2014. According to researchers, the increase of 43,545 people is due to improving economic conditions, and people moving to the state. Bend, Salem, … Continue reading »

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 »

Web Extra: Ducks on OL Andre Y, Colorado

EUGENE, Oregon – Oregon players and coaches talk about the expected return of offensive lineman, Andre Yruretagoyena, Colorado and more after Monday’s practice. Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost: Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen: Oregon wide receiver Keanon Lowe: Oregon corner back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu: Oregon offensive lineman Hamani Stevens: Oregon offensive lineman Doug Brenner:

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