Economy

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Oregon Employment Department

The employment outlook in Lane County is positive as the New Year gets started.

Jon Rosman / OPB

In the New Year some Oregon cities and counties will be collecting local taxes on recreational marijuana. This voter-approved 3% percent tax is in addition to the state’s 17% retail pot tax that also takes effect on January 1st.

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Eugene is experiencing a solid housing market.  Prices are ratcheting up, and demand for homes in Oregon’s second largest city remains high.  But while sellers and realtors are enjoying the economic benefits, others say this all comes with risks.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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It’s been a profitable year for Marathon Coach.  The Coburg-based maker of luxury buses expects its 2016 revenue to pass the $55 million mark.  KLCC's Brian Bull reports.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Hundreds of homeless people are expected at the Eugene Mission this Christmas.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, it’ll be the first meal served inside the mission’s new kitchen…after its last one was destroyed in a fire this summer.  

Hugh Link / Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission

After a roughly two-week delay, Oregon’s commercial Dungeness crab season is underway (Dec. 18) along the south coast.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the outlook is positive.  

  

Brian Bull / KLCC

A program for homeless children across Eugene is expanding from one to five days.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on St. Vincent de Paul’s “First Place Kids”.  

Recorded on: December 2, 2016

Air Date: December 5th, 2016

Coordinator: Jon Belcher

Rachael McDonald

After Douglas County voters this month rejected a ballot measure to establish a special library funding district, officials are seeking other ideas for how to keep the county’s 11 branch libraries open. There’s a public town hall Tuesday evening in Roseburg.

Jon Ditgen

The first major snowstorm of the holiday season is a gift to businesses across the Oregon Cascades.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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