Economy http://klcc.org en Foreclosure Filings Spike In March http://klcc.org/post/foreclosure-filings-spike-march <p>Home foreclosure filings in Oregon spiked last month. Four hundred and seventy four court foreclosures were filed in March compared to 295 in February. According to John Helmick, CEO of Gorilla Capitol, the increase was anticipated.</p><p>Helmick: "These are homes that have gone through the required mandatory mediation process, and so now they are able to file the foreclosures because under the new statute you have to go thought this mediation process before you can file the foreclosure."</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:01:08 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 11638 at http://klcc.org Foreclosure Filings Spike In March Redmond Based Concrete Company Faces Penalties For Failing To Pay Workers Correct Wages http://klcc.org/post/redmond-based-concrete-company-faces-penalties-failing-pay-workers-correct-wages <p>A Redmond-based concrete company has been barred from any public works contracts for the next three years. The company failed to pay a group of employees a prevailing wage.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:30:16 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 11604 at http://klcc.org Extended Season For Some Northwest Ski Areas, But Profits Scarce http://klcc.org/post/extended-season-some-northwest-ski-areas-profits-scarce <p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:31:41 +0000 Tom Banse 11554 at http://klcc.org Extended Season For Some Northwest Ski Areas, But Profits Scarce Medical Marijuana Conference Coming to Eugene http://klcc.org/post/medical-marijuana-conference-coming-eugene <p>A big turn-out is expected for the <a href="http://www.ommbc.com/">Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference</a> in Eugene. Anthony Johnson is organizing the event this Sunday and Monday. He says the conference is a place for entrepreneurs to learn about business opportunities. He says those extend beyond growing and selling marijuana. Johnson hopes to help professionalize the business.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:52:02 +0000 Rachael McDonald 10625 at http://klcc.org Medical Marijuana Conference Coming to Eugene Fair Trade Retailer Greater Goods Closing After 23 Years In Eugene http://klcc.org/post/fair-trade-retailer-greater-goods-closing-after-23-years-eugene <p>One of downtown Eugene’s unique retailers is going out of business after 23 years of selling mostly fair trade products. KLCC’s Angela Kellner stopped by <a href="http://www.greatergoodsonline.com/">Greater Goods</a> to find out how the business got started…and why it’s shutting down.</p><p>Across from the trendy <a href="http://5stmarket.com/">5th Street Public Market</a> is a thrift store and Greater Goods.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 02:12:01 +0000 Angela Kellner 10222 at http://klcc.org Fair Trade Retailer Greater Goods Closing After 23 Years In Eugene Farmers Recover After Cold Winter Weather http://klcc.org/post/farmers-recover-after-cold-winter-weather <p>Vendors at the Lane County Farmer’s Market say their crops are recovering after the snow and below zero temperatures that hit their fields this winter.</p><p>Booths are filled with kale, carrots, and potatoes at the Lane County Farmer’s Market. It’s hard to see that farmers suffered any losses after the winter’s harsh and unusual weather. But the farmers behind the tables and baskets of produce say the cold conditions came with a price.</p><p>Richardson: “We had some issues. The cold was harsh on us.”</p><p>Says Jack Richardson, the manager of Organic Redneck farm.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Butt 9845 at http://klcc.org Farmers Recover After Cold Winter Weather Eugene's Downtown Makes Top Ten List http://klcc.org/post/eugenes-downtown-makes-top-ten-list <p>Eugene has made Livability-dot-com's top ten list of <a href="http://livability.com/top-10/top-10-best-downtowns-2014">Best Downtowns for 2014</a>.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:49:21 +0000 Rachael McDonald 9983 at http://klcc.org Eugene's Downtown Makes Top Ten List Child Care: The Affordability Trap http://klcc.org/post/child-care-affordability-trap <p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:12:06 +0000 Liam Moriarty 9962 at http://klcc.org Track Town On Track For World Junior Championships http://klcc.org/post/track-town-track-world-junior-championships <p>This week, Eugene is hosting representatives from the International Association of Athletics Federations, track and field's governing body. They are reviewing progress for July's World Junior Championships, being held in the United States for the first time.</p><p>Abby Hoffman is a four-time Olympian and a member of the IAAF Council. She says this visit is focused on logistics, such as coordinating with the U of O to house and feed an estimated 1,600 athletes.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:53:52 +0000 Karen Richards 9791 at http://klcc.org Track Town On Track For World Junior Championships Why Northwest Lumber Mills Want China To Buy Lumber Instead Of Logs http://klcc.org/post/why-northwest-lumber-mills-want-china-buy-lumber-instead-logs <p>At Hampton Lumber's Tillamook sawmill on the North Coast of Oregon, workers are packaging a bundle of freshly milled lumber with plastic and staple guns. The boards look a lot like the rest of the lumber the the mill makes. But they represent a bright spot on an otherwise dismal landscape.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:41:57 +0000 Cassandra Profita 9669 at http://klcc.org Why Northwest Lumber Mills Want China To Buy Lumber Instead Of Logs