Report: Oregon Job Vacancies Are Up

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th October Newseconomyjobs
The Oregon Employment Department says Oregon businesses reported 49,600 vacancies this summer. That's 6,700 more vacancies than last summer and the most found by any Oregon Job Vacancy Survey, which began in the spring of 2008. The growing number of vacancies reflects the busy summer hiring season and long-term improvement in the job market.Read More »

Immigrant Driver's License Debate Ramps Up In Rural Oregon

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th October Newsimmigrant driver's licensesMeasure 88
The battle over whether Oregon should grant driving privileges to immigrants who can't prove legal presence in the U.S. is ramping up in rural parts of the state. Backers say it's a safety issue and point to growing Latino populations across the state. They've been holding events in rural Oregon, including a planned seven-mile march from Scappoose to St. Helens this weekend.Read More »

Medford Carjacker Ruled "Insane," Gets Lengthy Hospital Sentence

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th October NewscarjackingChristopher Cody Willard
A psychotic man who was using methamphetamine when he carjacked a van last August in Medford was sentenced Wednesday to up to 20 year at the Oregon State Hospital. A Jackson County Circuit Court judge gave 26-year-old Christopher Cody Willard the maximum period under the care of the Psychiatric Security Review Board.Read More »

Closer Look Taken At Exposed Bottom of Emigrant Lake

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th October NewsEmigrant LakeKlamath Junction
The federal Bureau of Reclamation has hired an archaeologist to determine if there's anything of historic value at Klamath Junction, which was exposed this summer as Emigrant Lake was drawn down by the drought. The Mail Tribune reports ( there's a gas station, store and other buildings from the 1920s that were inundated in 1960 when the reservoir was doubled in size.Read More »

Woman Faces Charges For Park Stabbing

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th October NewsAlgie BurdisHeathrt Marie Evermanstabbing
Medford police have arrested a 25-year old woman, saying she stabbed a 24-year old man in Pear Blossom Park last night. At about 8:01 p.m., Heather Marie Everman allegedly stabbed Algie Burdis in the back. Authorities say the attack was unprovoked, and a motive has not been yet determined. Witnesses were unable to disarm Everman. The woman dropped the knife when ordered to do so by police.Read More »

Thursday Morning Fire Destroys Barn On South Stage Road

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th October Newsfire
A barn on South Stage Road in Medford was destroyed by fire this morning. At 9:35 a.m., firefighters received the report of the blaze. They arrived to find the barn engulfed in flames. The fire was controlled within 10 minutes- according to the Medford Mail Tribune ( but the barn and the farming equipment stored inside were a total loss.Read More »

Open Enrollment For Medicare Starts Next Week

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th October NewsMedicareopen enrollmentSHIBA
The annual open enrollment for Medicare starts next week. The Senior Health Insurance Benefit Assistance section of the Oregon Insurance Division- also known as SHIBA- is available with 250 counselors to help serve the more than 700-thousand Oregonians who are Medicare beneficiaries.Read More »

Bear Sighting At Country Club

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th October NewsbearRogue Valley Country Club
A bear was sighted wandering around near the Rogue Valley Country Club golf course in Medford this morning. Police corralled the bear outside country club property into an orchard. It was last seen on Pierce Road near Springbrook. Police were monitoring the bear to make sure it did not head back into residential neighborhoods. Bear sightings are said to be commonplace in this area of town.

Governor: Nike Is More Than Fulfilling Promise Of New Jobs

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th October NewsjobsNike
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office says that Nike is reporting that they have created more than two-thousand full-time jobs since January of 2012. This more than fulfills an agreement between the shoe and athletic apparel giant and the state where Nike had promised to create 500 new jobs by the end of 2016 in exchange for certainty and support for the expansion of company headquarters.Read More »

News - Ebola Update

By admin Wed 8th October News
The Ebola Crisis is still continuing in Africa with the Bodies of Victims being left in the Streets.
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