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Rogue River contaminated with mercury

Grants Pass, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is considering adding the entire Rogue River to the growing list of water declared to be contaminated with mercury. The recently released findings could lead public health agencies to urge people to limit how much fish they eat from the river system. 
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Air quality warning

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The National Weather Service has issued an air quality warning for Klamath and Lake Counties due to some slow moving air and a high pressure system that’s trapping pollution. If you have allergies or other illnesses that effect your lungs… you’ll want to avoid spending too much time outside until...
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The nominations are out

Salem, Ore. – Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has submitted a list of nominations to fill state boards and commissions. None of the nominees were from Klamath or Lake Counties. The State Senate plans to hold confirmation hearings in February.
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Gas fire

Sisters, Ore. – Some folks in Sisters trying to keep warm by a fire Saturday night… were having a hard time keeping the fire going, one of them decided to toss a little gasoline on the blaze. The gas caught on fire… which caused the gas tank to explode. Four people were burned… three...
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Klamath house fire

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A Klamath Falls family lost their home to a fire Sunday morning. Steve and Michelle Marrs and their young daughter weren’t home when the blaze broke out. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire. No one was injured… and the Red Cross is helping the family with...
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Coyote contest ruling

Judge rejects bid to stop coyote-killing contest PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge in Harney County has rejected an attempt to postpone a coyote-killing contest that’s scheduled for this weekend. The Animal Legal Defense Fund says the annual event violates state gambling laws and asked the judge Friday to issue a temporary restraining order...
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Senate panel introduces gun control bill

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Senate committee has introduced a bill that would require background checks when guns are sold or transferred to someone who isn’t a relative. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the move in a party-line vote on Friday. Their decision will allow the measure to be considered when the legislative...
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Health officials warn of a Listeria infection

Portland, Ore. – Oregon health and agriculture officials are issuing a warning about a type of cheese from Mexico believed to be tainted with Listeria and responsible for sickening an infant in December. The newborn baby lives in Clackamas County and became ill in late December. Physicians with the Oregon Health Authority Public Health...
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Police Citizens Academy taking applications now

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath Falls Police Department is now accepting applications for its 8th Citizen’s Academy. The Citizens Academy was created to provide citizens with a comprehensive view of police operations. Successful applicants will learn from veteran police officers how components of the Klamath Falls Police Department functions. The Citizen’s Academy will...
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Big food donation for the food bank

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath Lake Counties Food Bank got a much needed donation yesterday. (Niki Sampson comment – for 12 years Sherm and Wanda and their son Steve have been our after Christmas angels, delivering a full semi truck full of food staples. These are staples that fill the gap of items...
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