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Gun Rights on the Line in Oregon Bill

Klamath Falls, Ore.– An Oregon Senate committee votes this morning on whether to advance a bill that would force background checks for all private guns sales in the state. It’s being labeled the Oregon Firearms Safety act, and it’s being steamrolled through the legislation process while skipping what some might consider an important step–...
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California Water Restrictions Mandatory

Klamath Falls, Ore.– For the first time in the state’s history, California Governor Jerry Brown has issued state-wide water restrictions. The announcement came yesterday after surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snow pack in 65 years of record-keeping. Benicia, California, public works director Graham Wadworeth says the prolonged drought is...
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New OIT Board Seated and Ready

Klamath Falls, Ore.–The Oregon Senate yesterday confirmed an additional member of Oregon Tech’s new governing board. Gary Johnston from Boise, Idaho was appointed to the board in November. Oregon Tech announced in September and November the initial trustees appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate as part of a huge overhaul in...
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OLCC Cut Deal for Marijuana Website

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Liquor Control Commission recently signed an agreement to build the on-line tools that will allow businesses to apply for a commercial license to sell recreational marijuana in the state. NIC USA will create a secure, on-line application that will allow businesses to apply to sell weed, pay license fees...
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No Answers from Autopsy after Body Recovered

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The medical examiner is waiting for the results of toxicology reports to find out if there may have been drugs involved in the death of a Bend-area woman who’s body was found in Lake Euwana last week. An autopsy wasn’t able to determine how 35-year old Alicia Christine Scott died. Her...
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No Charges Expected After Pedestrian Injured

Klamath Falls, Ore.– No charges are expected in connection with Monday afternoon’s accident on South Sixth Street. Oregon State Police trooper Michael Nork says 27-year old William Dugger was trying cross the road illegally when he was hit and seriously injured.
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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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