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Prescribed Burning Planned

Klamath Falls, Ore. The Chemult Ranger District on the Fremont-Winema National Forest has announced it will start prescribed burning as fuels dry from the latest wet weather. About 500 acres of underburning is planned in the Desert Old Growth allocation located approximately 14 miles southwest of Chemult, Oregon, near the Crater Lake National Park...
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Changes Could Come After Child Injured at Lava Beds

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Spelunkers exploring caves at the Lava Beds National Monument may seems some changes after a child suffered a head injury there a week ago. Park Rangers say since last Friday’s accident that sent a 5-year old boy to the hospital by helicopter, they’ve reviewed the safety measures they have in place...
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Bill Would Prevent Expulsion for Truancy

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Skipping school will no longer get you kicked out of school. The Oregon State Senate today passed its version of a bill that would stop schools from expelling students who keep skipping class. However, the bill does not provide any additional tools to help schools address the problem when it arises.
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Eugene Officer Arrested

Eugene, Ore.– A former Eugene police officer will spend seven years behind bars after pleading guilty to nearly two dozen charges that included child pornography counts and invading the privacy of fellow officers. Prosecutors say 41-year old Jeffrey Argo installed a camera in the men’s restroom at the Eugene police station, and took video...
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Western Governors Say Efforts to Restore Grouse are Working

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The 32-page “2014 Sage-Grouse Inventory” released today by the Western Governors’ Association touts the efforts of 11 Western States working with private and government agencies to support the Sage Grouse habitat. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has until Sept. 30 to decide whether to propose the greater sage grouse as...
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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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