Oregon at the Bottom of Graduation Rates

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  When it comes to students graduating from high school… Oregon comes in dead last. Department of Education wants to see 90-percent of students that start high school… finish high school. Oregon last year graduated 69 percent of its students.  According to the Building a Grad Nation report… In California about 80-percent of...
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Woman Shot by Husband in The Dalles

The Dalles, Ore.–  Oregon State Police say a man from The Dalles accidentally shot his wife in the stomach. 75-year old Darlena Hill was taken to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in serious conditions. Investigators believe her husband… 76 year old Darrell Hill suffers from Alzheimers and thought it was unloaded, but when he handed the...
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Taste of Klamath Winners Announced

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Mia and Pia’s Pizzeria and Brewhouse took home the prize for the best brew at the Taste of Klamath on Saturday. The food and beer tasting even was held at the Ross Ragland Theater… to raise money for the RRT Scholarship program. Other winners were For the Love of Food’s grilled...
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Britt Festival Tickets on Sale

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Britt Festival tickets went on sale this weekend. Some Shows scheduled for Ashland’s outdoor theater have already about sold out, like Willie Nelson and Allison Krauss. 29 shows are scheduled for the summer… tickets are available online.
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Wildfire Prevention in Sharp Focus Starting This Weekend

PORTLAND, Ore. – The wildfire season unofficially starts this week, as more people head for Oregon’s scenic places for the summer’s first holiday weekend. In a state with almost 33 million acres of federal land, the agencies that manage it have some advice for hikers and campers. While many wildfires are lightning-caused, more than...
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Governor Considers Drought Declarations in 7 More Counties

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon’s Drought Council is asking Gov. Kate Brown to declare a drought in seven more counties in the state. Water Resources Department spokeswoman Racquel Rancier says the council on Thursday forwarded drought declarations from Deschutes, Grant, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Morrow and Umatilla counties to the governor’s office. The governor’s declaration allows...
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Washington Declared a Statewide Drought

Olympia, Wash.– With snowpack at historic lows, rivers dwindling and irrigation districts cutting off water to farmers, Gov. Jay Inslee today declared a statewide drought for Washington. “We’re really starting to feel the pain from this snowpack drought,” Inslee said. “Impacts are already severe in several areas of the state. Difficult decisions are being...
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COS Drops Advanced Spanish Classes

Yreka, Calif.– The College of the Siskyous is cutting back… and will no longer offer advanced clases de Espanol. It’s not sitting well with some students. The school will continue to offer Spanish One and Two, but decided this week to drop Spanish 3 and 4. Only one semester of foreign language is required...
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North Bend Woman Arrested After Prompting Amber Alert

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A teenaged mother who violated a court order and took her daughter… is now in custody. A statewide alert went out last night after a 19-year old Kaitlyne Wirth from North Bend woman took her biological daughter. Oregon State Police said the 3-year old child was recovered with 20 minutes of...
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KCC Readies Matching Fund for $3 Million Grant

Klamath Falls, Ore.– KCC has won preliminary approval for a 3-million dollar federal grant to help with building projects at the school. The school will have to come up with matching funds, to the tune of more than 3.5-million dollars, but school officials say they have to money socked away in a reserve account....
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