July 2012

State Treasurer Questions PERS Growth Assumptions

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th July NewsPERSTed Wheeler

Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler is asking state pension officials to reconsider growth assumptions that some believe are too optimistic.
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Asante Breaking Ground On Outpatient Center At Three Rivers

Asante broke ground on a new outpatient center located on the Asante Three Rivers Medical Center campus today.Read More »

Fatal Crash On Interstate 5 Under Investigation

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th July Newsfatal car crash

UPDATE (12:12 p.m.) The driver has been identified as 62-year old Daniel J. Schnoor of Hornbrook, California.Read More »

Doctor's Office Manager & Husband Accused Of Illegally Obtaining Pills

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th July Newsdrugsidentity theft

A Central Point woman who is office manager for a doctor in Medford has been arrested for allegedly stealing pain pills. Police say 41-year old Jodi Setzer used the doctor’s information to obtain generic Vicodin. Setzer illegally obtained nearly 8-thousand pills over a period of three years.Read More »

Fire Hits Roadless Area in Southeastern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th July Newsfire

Firefighters in southeastern Oregon are battling a blaze in a roadless area near the Nevada border where the grass and sagebrush has been dried out and moths have killed vegetation.
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Salvation Army Food Pantry Has Urgent Need

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th July Newsfood pantriesSalvation Army

The Medford Salvation is announcing their food pantry has run out for the first time in its history. Food Pantry staff purchased enough food Thursday to last through the end of the day Friday.

The Salvation Army reports they have seen increased requests for help with food in recent years. The organization also feeds 200 or more people each week in Hawthorne Park.Read More »

Skundrick Appointed to State Board

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th July NewsDon SkundrickState Boards

Jackson County Commissioner Don Skundrick has been appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber to the Oregon's Infrastructure Finance Authority (IFA) Board, which helps communities to improve public health and safety through infrastructure improvements, especially involving safe drinking water and wastewater systems. Skundrick will serve a four-year term.Read More »

Former Ducks QB Lands New Gig

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th July college footballJoey HarringtonOregon Ducks

Eddie George and Joey Harrington will serve as analysts on Fox's new college football studio show.

     The main Fox network will start its first regular-season college football package this fall. The network said Wednesday that George and Harrington would join host Erin Andrews, recently hired from ESPN.
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Nats, Phenom Take Down Mets- Early Wednesday Score

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th July SportsMajor League Baseball

Stephen Strasburg struck out 11 in seven dominant innings, Michael Morse and Danny Espinosa hit consecutive homers and the Washington Nationals completed a sweep of the free-falling New York Mets on Wednesday with a 5-2 victory.  
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Lithia Motors Reports Record Second Quarter

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th July Business newsLithia Motors

Lithia Motors is reporting record quarterly earnings in a report released this morning. During the second quarter this year, the auto retailer reported $20.5 million in revenue, up substantially from $14.7 million at the same time last year.Read More »


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