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Loggers forced off federal lands

SALEM, Ore. — The United State Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management is forcing timber companies on federal land to stop logging until the government shutdown ends. Most of the loggers bringing in the timber are private contractors, some of which are harvesting timber off of the federal land. They are going...
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Fatal collision takes the life of a woman near Merrill

MERRILL, Ore. — A fatal collision took the life of a 66 year old woman  from Concord, California yesterday afternoon near Merrill. The crash was reported around 3pm on Highway 50 between Malin and Merrill, and partially blocked the highway while emergency crews worked on the scene. The preliminary investigation looks like the woman...
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Cover Oregon website won’t be fully functional until the end of the month

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s health insurance exchange has received more than 230,000 unique website visitors and 7,300 phone calls in only the first week of being online. One draw back though…the website isn’t able to finish enrolling applicants in coverage. The system has had trouble accurately determining whether people are eligible for subsidies, so...
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Oregon lawmaker Dennis Richardson makes campaign stop in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Dennis Richardson, the southern Oregon lawmaker from Central Point, is running for governor, and he made a campaign stop here in Klamath Falls yesterday to meet with the press and residents here in Klamath County. The last time a Republican held the office was from 1979 until 1987 when Victor...
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Lakeview will get geothermal energy power with installation of new pipeline

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — A new pipeline that is almost complete will soon be online providing geothermal heat to the Lake District Hospital complex and to Lakeview schools. The pipeline project was near completion, but a new pump that was delayed in delivery was needed, so the completion date has been moved back until around...
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More people in Oregon addicted to prescription pain killers than any other state

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon has more people addicted to prescription drug than any other state in the country. More than one in fifteen people in Oregon are admitted prescription pain killer users. Addiction experts point to the doctors who make the intial prescriptions, and they believe to make serious progress, medical providers need to...
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Bill to regulate crops and seeds statewide is now on its way to the Governor

SALEM, Ore. — A bill to regulate crops and seeds statewide is now on its way to Governor Kitzhaber. If the bill is signed into law, it would prohibit counties and cities from regulating genetically modified crops on their own. This has some farmers upset saying this is bad for their crops because the...
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Oregon number one state where you are most likely to hit a deer on the West Coast

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon is the number one state on the west coast where you are most likely to run into deer while you’re driving. The odds are 1 in every 271 drivers will hit a deer when they’re driving. Around 1,700 deer are hit on the road every year, and that doesn’t...
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Klamath Falls woman dead after crash late last week

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A single vehicle crash on Highway 97 late last week took the life of a Klamath Falls woman. 76-year-old Pauline Kower was killed when the vehicle she was driving drifted off to the right, went off the shoulder and struck a culvert next to a driveway access. She was driven...
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Agenda: Oct. 7, 2013

The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at 2312 S. Sixth Street for a blood drive starting at noon today until 6 p.m. The Dorris City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at Dorris City Hall, while the Bonanza Council meets at the same time. The Klamath Falls City Council and Tulelake City Council both meet...
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