Women and Working Families Roundtable

EUGENE, Ore. — U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley was in Eugene Tuesday, pushing the importance of supporting women in the workforce especially with rising costs in child care. Merkley took part in a round table discussion with Mayor Kitty Piercy, parents and child care professionals at the Vivian Olum Child Development Center on the University of … Continue reading »

Retirees Become Encore Entrepreneurs

EUGENE, Ore. — The Golden Years for many people means travel and relaxation, but according to a retirement survey the majority of workers in their 50s and 60s plan to keep on working. A new category of retirees is growing, called encore entrepreneurs. Eugene photographer Ken Haley is one of them. “I just started shooting … Continue reading »

American Women Breadwinners Up

EUGENE, Ore. — Women are now the sole or primary breadwinners in 40 percent of American households, a Pew Research Institute study found. The study says in families with two parents, the female breadwinner averages a household income of $80,000 a year, while families with a single mother making the money average a household income … Continue reading »