29 Oregon workers died on the job in 2013. That’s according to the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services. That compares to 30 in 2012, and an all-time low of 17 in 2010. Seven of those workers were in construction. Another six worked in logging.Read More »
Medford Police are looking for a suspect involved in a purse snatching at an apartment complex on Poplar Drive. At around 9:55 p.m. Tuesday, a woman returning home was approached by a white male with a medium build and brown hair in his mid-20s. He said he had a gun and demanded the woman’s purse, and then fled on foot in a northwest direction.Read More »
The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed the child-neglect conviction of a Redmond father who was asleep twice when his 3-year-old son escaped their home.
A three-judge panel found in a decision handed down Wednesday that Jorge Negrete's conduct wasn't model parenting, but it also wasn't criminal.
Negrete had been convicted of second-degree child neglect in Deschutes County CircuRead More »
Oregon's jobless rate continues to inch down, falling under 7 percent last month.
The state Employment Department said Tuesday that the 6.9 percent rate is the lowest since August 2008.
Unemployment was above 11 percent during the Great Recession and has been falling for more than four years.
The department said February saw moderate job growth, marked by stronger-than-eRead More »
Jackson County Fire District 5, Ashland Fire and Rescue, Mercy Flights, ODOT and the Oregon State Police worked together to pull a 71-year old woman to safety today after her car rolled down a steep hillside on Old Highway 99.Read More »
There's no better deal than "free" and politicians in some states have proposed that incentive to get young people to attend community college.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber signed legislation ordering a state commission to examine whether free tuition is feasible.
In Tennessee, Gov.Read More »
Standing Stone Brewing Company, is being recognized by Ashland Fire and Rescue as the town's first "Emergency Prepared Business." They are being hailed by the fire department as "taking a proactive approach....to become disaster prepared in terms of processes for public and employee safety and business continuity."
Several employees attended the Emergency Prepared Business Workshops held in cooRead More »