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State Passes Ed Budget

Salem, Ore.– The Oregon House yesterday approved a 7.3 billion dollar budget for Oregon schools for the next two years. Democrats were pushing for a 9 percent increase in the budget to pay for full-day kindergarten. Republicans say it’s still not enough to make up for education cuts that Democrats made when they took...
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Animal Abuse Charges Filed

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Bonanza woman faces several charges after animals were rescued from her property earlier this year. 39-year-old Lisa Jo Luttrell has been charged with 8 counts of animal neglect, and one count of animal abuse. Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies took 7 horses and 2 goats in January. One of the horses...
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Information Meets for Proposed Tax Levy

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Voters will have the chance next month to decide whether to provide the jail with a more stable funding source. Measure 18-100 will be on the May 19 ballot. The measure would create a tax levy to support jail operations. You can find out more about the levy by...
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Gov. Brown Issues Statement: Offended by Indiana’s Supreme Court-backed Law

Salem, Ore.– Oregon Governor Kate Brown says she’s offended by a new law in another state. Indiana lawmakers recently passed legislation clarifying religious protections that the US Supreme Court recently ruled on, which force courts to equally weigh a person or business owner’s religious practices when they relate to so-called discrimination cases. About half...
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Education Funding Battle Over Tax Hikes

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath City School District could lose 200-thousand dollars from it’s proposed budget if lawmakers in Salem get their way. The state can use lottery funds to help pay for K-12 funding in the state, but Democrats are leaving close to half of the available lottery money on the table. Instead,...
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Aquarium Education Makes Stops in Klamath Falls, Chiloquin

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Some Conger and Sage elementary students got to spend some time at the beach Tuesday! Even if only virtually. The Oregon Coast Aquarium was in the Basin with a traveling exhibit, getting kids up and close and personal with marine life. The “Aquari-van” will be at Tulelake Elementary tomorrow morning.
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Democrats Push to Limit Oregon Gun Sales

Salem, Ore.– Should you get to decide whether the state government can restrict your 2nd amendment rights? That’s what lawmakers are debating right now in Sale. It’s being labelled the Oregon Firearms Safety act, and it would force gun owners who sell or otherwise transfer guns to undergo a background check. Republicans say it...
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Online Job Ads Show Bright Prospects for OR College Grads

SALEM, Ore. – Many of Oregon’s fastest growing career fields require four-year college degrees and a new report says nowadays, the type of degree a student earns matters more than ever. Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce analyzed online job ads by state to pinpoint promising career fields. It says Oregon companies...
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Costs of Boles Fire Pile Up

Weed, Calif.– The City of Weed California is counting the costs of last September’s devastating fire that destroyed more than 140 homes and businesses. Weed officials say the fire’s expense went well beyond the cost of fighting and cleaning up the fire, but he city has lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue....
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Man Arrested After Drunken Driving Wrecks

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies say 60-year old Tom Schmerber was intentionally hitting cars as he drove down Homedale Road at around 8:00 Saturday night, then led police on a high speed chase when they tried stopping him. The chase ended in Downtown Klamath Falls, where Schmerber took off on foot. Officers...
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