Oregon unemployment rises in July

Salem, Ore.– More people are looking for jobs in Oregon, and economists say that’s because more people are moving into the state from California and Washington. David Cooke with the Oregon Employment Department says the state has seen solid gains in Health care and other professional industries. “Construction also, even though it dropped a...
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Reward offered for capture of escaped prisoner

Portland, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Corrections, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public’s help to locate an escaped fugitive. On Friday August 12, 2016, at 10:37 a.m., Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct officers responded to assist the Oregon Department of Corrections in the area of Pittock Mansion in...
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Night flying scheduled for this week.

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The 173rd Fighter Wing will conduct night flying operations  Monday through Thursday, August 15-18. Operations will take place approximately Night flying is one part of the course curriculum for F-15C student pilots at Kingsley Field, the premiere F-15C schoolhouse for the United States Air Force. “Night flying is an essential skill...
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Commission seeks medical personnel

Salem, Ore.– Qualified candidates are being sought to serve as medical personnel (as needed) with the Oregon State Athletic Commission. This is a great opportunity to see Oregon, support small business, and help protect the health and safety of all parties involved in professional boxing and mixed martial arts. Interested candidates from across the state...
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Selma man arrested for blaze that destroyed 3 homes

Selma, Ore.– A homeless man was arrested over the weekend for starting a fire that burned nearly 90 acres of land off of the Redwood Highway. Three homes were destroyed in the blaze, along with several outbuildings. Several homes were evacuated, and other residents were told be ready to leave. 35-year old Marcus Yeowman was...
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Commissioners to select interim Senator to replace Bates

Medford, Ore.– The death of state Senator Alan Bates means some changes for the upcoming November election. State law says that if a legislative seat is vacated more than 61 days before the next general election, the position will be placed on the ballot for that general election. Each major party is welcome to put...
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State agency to hold meeting in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Transportation Commission plans to hold its regular monthly meeting in Klamath Falls on Thursday. The agency will talk about a list of projects impacting highways in the Klamath Basin and Southern Oregon. They’ll also tour the progress being made on the Highway 140 construction project in the Bly area. That...
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Iowa man dies in fall at Mt. Shasta

Shasta, Calif.– An Iowa man died after falling about 150 feet while hiking Mount Shasta Thursday. The man’s 16-year old son called 911 for help after the 54-year old man fell. The teen said his father wasn’t moving after the fall. A California Air National Guard Spartan 630 was flown in to pull the...
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Man charged wth assault in domestic dispute

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police have arrested a Klamath Falls man on assault charges, after investigators say he kicked a toddler in the head, stabbed a woman with a screw driver. 37-year old Shawn Hogan faces several charges after being arrested early Wednesday, including criminal mistreatment and menacing in connection with the domestic...
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Composting worm bin workshop scheduled

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Have you thought about starting your own worm bin for composting? Klamath Sustainable Communities holds a session on how to set up and maintain a worm bin. The seminar is Monday afternoon. Materials are provided, and a $10 donation is requested. For more information and to register, contact Leslie at 541-882-6509.
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