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Sen. Merkley Receives Planned Parenthood Award

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley today was recognized by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon as its 2014 Pro-Choice Champion. This is the first time the organization has chosen a man to receive the award. In a press release, the group’s executive director, Laura Terrill Pattern said Merkley is a leading voice for...
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Annual Drug-related Deaths for Oregon

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon’s Medical examiner today released the annual statistics for drug-related deaths in the state– 222 people died from drug use. That includes 2 meth-related deaths in Klamath County. No drug-related deaths were reported in Lake County during 2013
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Living History Thursday at Klamath County Museum

Klamath Falls, Ore.– What was it like to be a pioneer? Kids and their parents can find out tomorrow afternoon at the Klamath county Museum during a living history presentation. It’s part of the museums free Thursday events for families that begins at 3pm.
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Three in Custody, Charged, After High-Speed Chase

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A stabbing yesterday morning led to a manhunt and police chase yesterday. Three men were arrested after a chase that stopped and started several times and police and deputies pulled back due to safety concerns. According to a press release from the Klamath Falls Police Department, 22-year old Seth Hernandez, 29-year...
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New Library Branch Opens

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The new branch of the Klamath Library is now open for business. The new facility took a couple days longer to get everything ready than it had expected, but now patrons can access books, movies, and computers at the new location on Summers Lane. They’ll hold a grand opening celebration if...
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BLM Cracks Down on Geocaching

Prineville, Ore.– The Bureau of Land Management says Geocaching is hazardous to the environment and is making moves to limit the hobby in some areas of Oregon. BLM in the Prineville area has ordered the removal of 50 geocaches in the Badlands Wilderness area, and are restricting when geocachers can access 40 other sites...
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Klamath County Approves Moratorium on Dispensaries

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Commissioners yesterday gave unanimous approval to a motion to impose a one-year moratorium on marijuana dispensaries in the county. The county heard testimony both for and against the moratorium at its meeting yesterday. Commissioners say they want to take time to review possible regulations they would need to adopt...
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Three Arrested after Stabbing, Chase

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A stabbing yesterday morning led to a manhunt and police chase yesterday. Three men were arrested after a chase that stopped and started several times and police and deputies pulled back due to safety concerns. According to a press release from the Klamath Falls Police Department, Seth Hernandez, Keith Jackson, and...
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Oregon Ed Department Consider Teacher Evaluation Strategies

Salem, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Education is prepared to submit a proposal to start rating teachers in the state based on the progress their students make in the classroom, basing that improvement on test scores. Other factors will also be taken into consideration. The state has until May first to submit an evaluation...
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County Unemployment Shows Slow Job Growth

Klamath Falls, Ore.– According to county numbers released yesterday, Klamath County saw no change in unemployment from February to March, holding steady at 9.7 percent. That’s down from year ago when it was more than 11 percent. Lake County’s March numbers worsened, with 10 percent of its workforce unemployed, up from 9.7 percent in...
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