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Report Shows Continuing Decline In Oregon Workplace Fatalities

By Jim McCoy Wed 19th March NewsOSHAworkplace deaths in Oregon
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 »

Purse Snatcher Sought By Medford Police

By Jim McCoy Wed 19th March Newspurse snatching
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 »

Father "Not Liable" For Fearless Toddler Escapes

By Jim McCoy Wed 19th March NewsJorge NegreteOregon Court of Appeals
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 »

Morning News Update

By admin Wed 19th March News
Update this Morning on Oregon Jobs, a Republican Forum, the Crimean Defense Minister, and American Export Growth.
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News - Oregon's Job Recovery

By admin Wed 19th March News
At 6.9 percent for February, Oregon's Unemployment Rate has hit a 5 year low.
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News - Oregon Republican Forum

By admin Wed 19th March News
Southern Oregon voters got a chance to see the group of Republicans who are hoping to unseat Senator Jeff Merkely.
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Oregon Unemployment Rate Lowest In Nearly Five Years

By Jim McCoy Tue 18th March Newseconomyjobs
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 »

Woman Rescued From Her Car On Old Highway 99

By Jim McCoy Tue 18th March NewsHighway 99vehicle accident
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 »

States- Including Oregon- Considering Free Community College

By Jim McCoy Tue 18th March Newscommunity colleges
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 An "Emergency Prepared" Business

By Jim McCoy Tue 18th March NewsAshland CERTStanding Stone Brewing Co.
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 »

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