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State Senate Approves Minimum Wage Increase

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Senate yesterday passed a new minimum wage bill after fast-tracking the legislation. Under the bill… wages would increase based on county, three different times over the next six years. By 2022… the minimum wage in the Portland metro area will be $14.75… while the minimum wage in Klamath and...
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Teen Pleads Guilty in Father’s Death

Klamath Falls, Ore.–A Klamath County teen was sentenced to 12 years after admitting that he shot and killed his father. 18-year old Roscoe Townsend pleaded guilty to one count of criminally negligent homicide in the December first death of his father, 47-year old Dustin Townsend Senior. Roscoe Townsend will serve out his sentence in...
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Union High School Students Map Out Community Garden

Lakeview, Ore.– Union School in Lake County has plans to set up a community garden for students to get hands on experience growing food. Students at the school are fleshing out the plans for the garden, small orchard, and even a chicken coop. They’re deciding what they’re going to plant and where. The school...
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TSA Fairness Act Hopes to Return Flights to Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A bill introduced in Congress yesterday could be the beginning of commercial air service returning to the Klamath Basin. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with Representatives Greg Walden and Peter DeFazio, introduced the Treating Small Airports with Fairness Act, or the TSA Fairness Act. The bill is an effort...
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Mazama Students Bake for a Cause

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Got cupcakes? Students from Mazama High School’s advanced foods class have been whipping up batches of cupcakes and cookies for the annual Klamath Hospice Valentine’s Day bake sale. Money raised from the sale helps to pay for bereavement classes and other programs at the hospice. It’ll be worth the effort to swing...
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Chiloquin Considers Tax District to Increase Sheriff’s Patrols

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A group of Chiloquin residents hold a meeting tonight to put together a political action committee to start the process of trying to increase police coverage for the town. With a recent rash of vandalism targeting downtown businesses… and other more violent crimes… residents say they would feel safer knowing that...
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Wolves: Klamath County Wants a Trapper, Lawmakers Want Delisiting

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County voters will decide in May whether to impose a property tax increase to pay for a trapper to catch predatory wolves as part of the county’s non-lethal response to wolf depravation. County Commissioners yesterday approved the ballot measure, which… if passed… would add 8 cents per thousand dollars of...
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No Slow-down in Oil Production Means Low Prices at the Pump

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The state-wide average for gasoline in Oregon has dropped another 6 cents over the past week… dipping to 1.95 a gallon. Greg Laskoski with GasBuddy.com says it’s all thanks to a game of chicken among oil producing countries. “OPEC is doing nothing to reduce production,” Laskoski says. Nobody wants to be...
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Oregon Lawmakers Consider Law to Curb Missed Days

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Too many kids in Oregon are missing too many days of school, that that’s led state lawmakers to try doing something about it. They’re moving on a bill that would require the Department of Education to come up with a plan to cut down on the number of days kids miss. According...
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FBI Warns of Phone Scams

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There’s yet another telephone scam to warn you about… the FBI says someone has been calling Oregonians, managing to spoof an FBI phone number on caller ID. The caller will say you owe money for some ticket or fine or something, and that you’ll be arrested if you don’t pay the fine over...
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