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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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Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation awards CASA $7,500

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation just awarded $7,500 to CASA in Klamath County to implement and expand their new Peer Coordinator Model program. CASA in Klamath County is one of the few counties in the country using this program to leverage funds which wil also enable them to help...
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11 pounds of meth seized in Klamath Falls traffic stop

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A California man is facing charges in Klamath County following a Sunday morning Oregon State Police traffic stop in Klamath Falls during where an OSP trooper discovered approximately 11 pounds of methamphetamine concealed inside the vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation. According to Sergeant Patrick Trippett,...
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Arizona man rescued after becoming stranded on Pacific Crest Trail

EUGENE, Ore. — An Arizona man that was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Oregon to California was rescued last week after he became stranded for four days in a snowstorm in the Cascade Mountains. 57 year old Rip Stouffer was cold but uninjured when rescuers found him late Thursday. Stouffer had been planning...
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One person dead after Klamath Co. traffic crash

From OSP Press Release: KLAMATH COUNTY — One person died and another was taken into custody following Saturday evening’s fatal traffic crash along Highway 31 eight miles southeast of Highway 97 in Klamath County. According to Sergeant Mike Turner, on June 22, 2013 at approximately 6:55 p.m., a 2007 Honda motorcycle operated by STEPHEN...
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Oregon National Guard may be deployed to Afghanistan

BOISE, Id. — The Oregon Army National Guard’s 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team is training at the Orchard Combat Training Center, near Boise, to prepare for a possible deployment to Afghanistan in 2014. The 41 IBCT unit got a notification last year of a potential deployment, however that mission could be cancelled, reduced or...
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Bill makes it harder for parents to get kids in schools without vaccinations

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Legislature has passed a bill yesterday that would make it harder for parents to send their children to school without being vaccinated first. The state House approved the bill by a 45-15 vote, and it now goes to Gov. Kitzhaber who intends to sign it. The bill would require...
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Klamath County Chamber of Commerce submits testimony to Senate regarding water shut off effects on local businesses

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce has submitted testimony to the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee on behalf of the negotiated water settlement agreements. Because the issue impacts the business community in Klamath County, the Chamber has a strong interest in it. The Committee hearing is going be held...
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Klamath Falls man gets 10 years for riding through town on bike with rifle

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A man that rode his bike through Klamath Falls carrying a loaded military-style rifle is going to prison. 45  year old Kevin Rowdy Hurst will be spending 10 years in prison for possessing a firearm after a felony conviction in the  Aug. 13, 2011 incident. An indictment returned last September...
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Attorney General endorses medical marijuana stores

SALEM, Ore. — The Attorney General is endorsing and urging others to vote for a bill the would legalize medical marijuana retail outlets in the state. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum sent a letter this month to Sen. Floyd Prozanski and Rep. Peter Buckley, D-Ashland, urging them to pass HB 3460. The legislation would create...
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