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Hiighway 97 closes due to fire, reopens to two lane, escorted traffic

Updated: 6:23 p.m. July 17, 2013 From press release: Chiloquin, Ore. – By using pilot cars, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has been able to establish two-way traffic on U.S. Highway (hwy) 97 between milepost 218 and 220. ODOT hopes to have the highway fully opened sometime around 9 p.m. This part of Hwy...
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Klamath Falls judge refuses to turn water back on in the basin

KLAMAT FALLS, Ore. — A Klamath Falls judge has decided to continue the water shut offs here in the Klamath Basin. That leaves standing a state decision giving the Klamath Tribes senior water rights. The tribes want to protect threatened fish, and the ranchers and farmers need the water for their crops and animals...
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Oregon jobs are disappearing

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon jobs are disappearing, with over 1,000 jobs lost in June. Employers eliminated almost 1,000 jobs in June, putting the brakes on the state’s years-long recovery and ending nine straight months of growth. Summer hiring was down in several key industries, including transportation and construction. And private educators cut hundreds more...
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Oregon Arts Commission awarded over a million dollars

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Arts Commission was awarded over a million dollars in just the first round of awards for the fiscal year 2013-14.  Over $117,000 was awarded to Southern Oregon arts organizations. The grants fund the operations of Oregon’s arts groups, and recognize the role those organizations play in Oregon’s social, educational...
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Japan may resume buying wheat from the Northwest

Japanese agricultural officials are meeting with industry groups this week before heading to Washington, D.C. to discuss the future of Japanese wheat buying in the Northwest. This is the latest since GMO wheat was found in an Oregon field. U.S. wheat growers are hopeful that the biggest importer of Pacific Northwest wheat will resume...
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Both sides fired up over medical marijuana bill

SALEM, Ore. — The law that will legalize medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon, one that is expected to be signed soon By the Governor, has both sides fired up about whether this is good or bad for our state. The side for the bill say that it will work by legitimizing state dispensaries that...
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ODD offline causes delay for unemployment recipients

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Employment Department is having computer issues since yesterday after experiencing a power outage at their main facility. The ODD’s online system is offline, and claimants won’t be able to file claims bcause of the outage. The Unemployment Insurance Call Center will not be able to take any calls until...
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Three hikers fell victim to deceptive trail on Mt. McLoughlin

  MOUNT McLOUGHLIN, Ore. — The three hikers rescued on Mount McLoughlin may have lost their way due to an optical illusion on the mountain. 43-year-old David Harp, his 15-year-old son Seth, 15 and 25-year-old Matthew Jackson lost their way on Saturday afternoon, and were found Sunday morning. Over the last year, Jackson County...
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Overturned truck closes Highway 97 for two hours

CRESENT, Ore. — Two people were injured in a crash involving a commercial truck and a pickup along Highway 97 Friday morning in Klamath County. The crash near Crescent happened around 10a.m. when a semi attempted to pass a pickup on Highway 97. The semi overturned, and blocked the highway for more than two...
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Lost hikers found safe on Mt. McLoughlin

Three hikers that were lost on Mount McLoughlin were found by search and rescue team yesterday morning. The hikers included a father, son, and the dad’s co-worker, got lost and called 911. Search and Rescue teams were able to lead them part way down the mountain over the phone. The trio was prepared with...
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