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Lakeview Schools Pilot Smarter Balance Testing

Lakeview School District #7 will pilot a new, controversial test this Spring. The Smarter Balanced test is part of the implementation of the national Common Core curriculum, which many states have adopted and started implementing, but some now want out of.  Parents will not receive the results of Smarter Balanced testing that takes place...
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Nolan Seeks Commissioner Seat

Lucinda Nolan has announced that she’ll run for Lake County Commissioner Position 3. Nolan so far is the only one seeking to unseat incumbent Ken Kestern. Last year, voters decided Commissioner positions should be non-partisan.
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KFalls Chiropractor Back on the Job

The Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners has cleared a Klamath Falls chiropractor to resume practice after a two-year suspension. Scott Wallace of Pine Tree Chiropractic will remain under probation with the board for 10 years, and Wallace is required to have a male chaperone present during appointments with female patients—without exception—for the rest of...
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Klamath Animal Shelter Seeks Volunteers

The Klamath Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to participate in its next orientation session at 11:00 am on February 22nd. All volunteers must undergo a background check. A $10.oo donation is requested to help cover the cost of the background check. For more information or to register, visit the shelter’s website, or call,...
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KU Grad Hittin’ the Slopes in Sochi

When you tune in to watch the winter games in Sochi next week… you may see a familiar face on the slopes. Klamath Union grad, Laurenne Ross has made the U-S Olympic Ski team! Ross was K-U’s valedictorian when she graduated in 2006. She’ll compete in the Downhill, Super G, and Super Combined races.
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Red Cross Needs Donations of Blood

While Oregon is in the midst of a drought, other parts of the country have been crippled by winter weather. That’s led to fewer donations of blood due to the cancellation of Red Cross Blood Drives across the United States. Jen Collins Watson with the American Red Cross says the organization is in Winter...
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Feds Join in Search for Kidnapping Suspect

Milwaukie, Ore.– Federal Marshalls have joined in the search for a man suspected of kidnapping a woman from the tanning shop where she worked outside of Portland. The woman managed to escape by jumping from the man’s van as he was driving. 49-year old Kelly Swodoba is a Federal fugitive, wanted on parole violations...
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County Seeks to Pursue Public Power

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County City Council last week decided to table the issue of taking over services for Pacific Power after getting an earful from Basin residents. The County, however, still thinks it’s a good idea to ditch the power company and get into the energy business. At last night’s Commissioner’s meeting,...
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Domestic Violence Suspect Pleads Guilty

Yesterday in Klamath County Court, Travis Fitzwater pleaded guilty to domestic violence assault and witness tampering among other charges. He faces up to 42 months in prison. Fitzwater’s plea is one of the cases that the DA’s office hails as a victory in its efforts to get justice for Klamath County’s domestic violence victims.
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Sex Assault Victim Files Civil Suit Against School District

A civil suit was filed in Medford this week… seeking damages from the Klamath County School District and a former Mazama High School volleyball coach. The coach, 54-year old Robert Lloyd Thompson, pleaded guilty to sex abuse charges. The victim in that case, a former player… names the school district, Thompson, and district and...
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