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Car thefts on the rise in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — Look out some one wants to steal your car! 10,340 cars were stolen in Oregon last year, an 11.5 % increase from 2011. The most stolen cars were in Salem, where 1,177 vehicles were snagged, up 60 percent from the year before. Portland drivers reported 7,485 car thefts, up 11.5 percent...
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Klamath Community College Board of Education approves next year’s budget

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Community College Board of Education unanimously approved the college’s budget for next year. The meeting on Tuesday confirmed money for new programs, facilities renovation and additional faculty and staff. The budget was approved, and the cost of tuition will stay the same at $83 per credit. KCC is...
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Thieves make scam phone calls to Pacific Power customers

Someone is making scam phone calls on behalf of Pacific Power. Pacific Power officials say that thieves are calling customers, and telling them they have to pay a special meter charger, or they’re going to be shut off. The caller also instructs them to call a number to make the payment, or get a...
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Gas prices drop in the U.S.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — If you’re heading out on roadtrip, good news because gas prices have dropped in Oregon and 35 other states in the past week. A gallon of gas dropped 6 cents this week across the nation to an average of $3.55. That compares to $3.41 last year. In Oregon, prices lowered...
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Truck crashes near Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Four people reportedly on their way to Portland were injured yesterday morning when a delivery truck they were traveling in rolled off Interstate 5 and down a hill near the Mount Ashland exit. The truck tumbled, throwing clothes, plastic bins and a water cooler down the hillside. Ashland Fire & Rescue,...
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Horse tripping banned in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon House voted 57-1 to ban horse tripping for sport and entertainment purposes. Horse tripping for every day ranch work, veterinary purposes, animal husbandry and other such uses would still be allowed. Senate Bill 835 also affirms the right to rodeo in the state. Horse tripping occurs at a small...
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Oregon ranks 32nd in U.S. for children living in poverty

SALEM, Ore. — An annual ranking of the well-being of American children says Oregon’s kids live in poverty, with families that are underemployed and have high housing costs. The annual Kids Count survey puts Oregon at 41st in economic well-being, and 32nd out of all states. The research shows that about 37 percent of...
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Medical marijuana dispensaries closer to becoming legal in Oregon

  SALEM, Ore. — Medical marijuana dispensaries are on their way to becoming legal in Oregon. The House voted 31-27 yesterday to legalize and regulate dispensaries. The bill now goes next to the Senate. Under the law now, the state’s almost 55,000 medical marijuana cardholders must grow the pot themselves or have a person...
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Chiloquin man murdered, authorities looking for killer

CHILOQUIN, Ore. — The Klamath County Major Crime Team is investigating the shooting death of 33 year old David Joseph Kelly Costa. The Chiloquin resident’s death is being called a homicide. Officials encourage anyone who has information related to this investigation to call the City of Klamath Falls tip line 541-883-5334. Law enforcement is...
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Monsanto says they were vicitms of sabotage

WASHINGTON — Monsanto Co. now saying that some of the company’s enemies may have intentionally planted GMO wheat discovered in an Oregon field last month. The company said Friday that sabotage is the most likely scenario because the modified wheat was not distributed evenly throughout the field and found in patches. The Agriculture Department...
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