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New 2014 information on Medicare now available online

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — If you’re enrolling or enrolled in a Medigap, Medicare Advantage or Part D prescription drug plan, you can do it online. Yesterday, the Oregon Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance program posted its annual guide to those programs for 2014. The publication explains the programs and offers county-by-county comparisons of insurer...
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Officials have some tips for trick or treaters

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Law enforcement officials want to offer a few tips for parents that are getting their kids costumes ready for the holiday. Make sure their costumes, wigs and accessories are fire-resistant. Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to make sure they are visible if the kids are going to be...
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Two women killed in fast moving blaze near Bonanza

BONANZA, Ore. — Two women were killed near Bonanza after a fire tore through their home on Thursday. 62 year old Patricia Ann Hunt and 67 year old Jeanne Florence Russell died in the out of control blaze that started by someone that was smoking in bed, as well as oxygen bring used in...
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Nine people rescued from Mount McLoughlin over the weekend

MOUNT MCLOUGHLIN, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriffs deputies found nine missing hikers on Mount McLoughlin over the weekend. At around 3 a.m. yesterday morning deputies received voice contact with the first group, four women who had been missing overnight. None of the women were hurt, but they were suffering from the cold temperatures. Five...
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Pro-marijuana group seeks to legalize marijuana in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — A pro-marijuana group has filed an initiative that seeks to legalize pot in Oregon. New Approach Oregon filed the measure on Friday with the secretary of state. The group says it will first push for state lawmakers to refer the new measure to the November 2014 ballot. New Approach Oregon’s measure...
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Minty Morris will try again for Commissioner’s seat

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – After an unsuccessful run for a Klamath County Commissioner’s seat last year, Kelly Minty Morris will try again, her campaign announced yesterday. Currently the Communications and Outreach Manager of Citizens for Safe Schools, Minty Morris throws her name back in the hat a year after finishing second in a four-way race...
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California aircraft, personnel to join Kingsley Field

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Migrating aircraft and personnel will soon increase the size of Kingsley Field. In a plan announced yesterday, the 144th Fighter Wing from Fresno, Calif. will integrate with Kingsley operations in an effort to stave off a pilot shortage at the 144th. In a release, Lt. Col. Jeff Smith of the 173rd...
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Unwanted drug take back this Saturday

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath Falls Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration will hold an unwanted prescription drugs take back this Saturday at the KFPD headquarters on Shasta Way. It is the groups’ seventh opportunity to collect unwanted drugs in the last three years. The take back is an effort to lessen pill abuse...
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Dennis Linthicum has decided to make a run for Congress

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Dennis Linthicum has decided to make a run for Congress in the 2014 election. He announced his decision yesterday afternoon on Twitter and Facebook. Linthicum had a lot of positive reaction from the public prior to his decision. Linthicum will be running against Rep. Greg Walden, who’s been in office...
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Commercial truck driver crashes into embankment on Highway 97

CHEMULT, Ore. — A commercial truck crashed on Highway 97 Tuesday night, and closed part of the highway for a couple of hours. The accident 3 miles north of Chemult happened when the truck hit an embankment, and came to a stop across the roadway in the southbound lanes around 7pm. 97 reopened around...
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