Economy & Business

Economy, Business, Finance & Labor

Tiffany Eckert

The day before GateHouse Media took over the Register Guard, there was an exodus of high level employees, including the newspaper’s managing editor and publisher.

Oregon Employment Department

Oregon’s unemployment rate held steady last month.

Rachael McDonald

A dream of affordable housing came true in Eugene Friday. Emerald Village, a tiny house community, held an open house.  Some new residents received their keys.

Rachael McDonald

A new permanent tiny house community is holding an open house Friday in Eugene.

Karen Richards

The Nectar Creek tap room in Philomath may be the country's only meadery with a full restaurant. It's also part of a mini-boom in the small town west of Corvallis, helping the community form a new identity. Here are some details about mead and its local impact. 


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Downtown Eugene will see a $60 million development begin this year. Today, developers and partners unveiled an expansion of the 5th Street Public Market, that’ll replace a parking lot. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Rachael McDonald

A source with the Register-Guard says several of the paper’s management announced their retirement Tuesday. This, as the sale of Eugene’s only daily paper is set to be finalized.

Mohawk Metal

Amazon’s Seattle headquarters has added an abstract, futurist look to the downtown. And a regional company provided tons of steel into the multi-sphered installation.

Although the newspaper’s sale to Gatehouse Media is still pending, Register Guard employees have been asked to re-apply for their jobs. As KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports, some layoffs have already been announced. 

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Carnivores, take note…a new group in Eugene wants to change the way you think about and use meat. They want consumers to bypass grocery stores and make tracks to the farm…and perhaps even learn how to butcher their own animal. KLCC’s Brian Bull profiles the Eugene Meat Collective.

Karen Richards

Last year, the “Buy American and Hire American” executive order implied skilled worker visas should be harder to get. The H-1B visa goes to a limited number of professionals, most with at least a bachelor's degree. Though largely associated with places like Silicon Valley, Eugene and Springfield are home to dozens of these immigrants. Here, we look at the local impact of the program, and possible effects should it change.


Umpqua Dairy

Roseburg’s Umpqua Dairy has known for quite some time that there is a high demand for organic milk. KLCC’s Briana Friden reports that for the first time in 87 years, the company has begun to process and distribute organic milk one hundred percent produced in Douglas County.

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Today in Eugene, hundreds packed a new housing facility for homeless teen girls. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Lane County’s housing services agency is seeing a steady number of applicants for Section 8 housing vouchers.

Rachael McDonald

A national company that owns more than 100 other dailies across the country has purchased the Eugene Register-Guard newspaper, which has been independent and family-owned for 90 years.

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Crabbing season is official underway in Oregon, north of Cape Blanco.

Rachael McDonald

It’s hard to find a place to live in Corvallis. The college town with a population of more than 58,000 is in the midst of a housing crunch.

Recorded On: January 12, 2018

Air Date: January 15, 2018

Most segments of the Lane County commercial and industrial real estate market are doing well, but prices and rent are rising. One new industry - cannabis related businesses - is having a disproportional impact on the market and availability.

Recorded On: January 12, 2018

Air Date: January 15, 2018

Most segments of the Lane County commercial and industrial real estate market are doing well, but prices and rent are rising. One new industry - cannabis related businesses - is having a disproportional impact on the market and availability.

Brian Bull / KLCC

When you think about homelessness in Oregon, you may picture tent cities along Portland’s freeways, or transients gathering in Eugene’s Kesey Square.  But the City of Corvallis is also trying to troubleshoot a steadily growing issue in the area, with the highest level of income inequality among all Oregon cities. As part of our 50th anniversary tour, KLCC’s Brian Bull gives us this snapshot of how the city of 58,000 people is dealing with homelessness.

United Van Lines

Oregon is the 2nd most popular place for people to move according to United Van Lines.

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The Sears store at Springfield’s Gateway Mall is closing this spring. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Two civic awards were given out during tonight’s State of the City event in Eugene.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Among the topics touched on by Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis tonight  in her State of the City Address, was housing.

Vinis said she and the city committed to more shelter options for the homeless, including the expansion of the Dusk to Dawn and Rest Stop programs.

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Yesterday, we started our two-part series on healthy eating while pinching pennies.  We covered grocery lists, planning, and the various forms of produce. Today, KLCC’s Brian Bull and shopper Julia Baca of Eugene continue their low-budget adventure with a stop at the bulk section.

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Two common New Year’s resolutions are eating healthier, and saving money. But these goals can often conflict, given the varying cost of fruit, vegetables, and meat. In the first of a two-part series, KLCC’s Brian Bull shares some tips from the experts on how Oregonians can dine well…without starving their wallets.

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Officials with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday Oregon’s commercial Dungeness Crab season will open January 15th.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Santa and a big turkey were on hand today  in Springfield to help feed struggling families.  It’s St. Vincent de Paul’s annual holiday food box giveaway. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

IRS

In its current iteration, the Republican tax plan will likely dis-incentivize charitable giving. This could have long term effects in Oregon where there are a larger than national average number of non-profits, which rely on philanthropy.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Today in Eugene, Oregon’s governor and a coalition of tech companies announced a new apprenticeship program they say will bolster the region’s IT sector. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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