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Senate votes down budget for schools

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Senate has voted down a $6.55 billion budget for primary and secondary schools after one Democrat and all 14 Republicans said it didn’t send enough money to the schools. Yesterday’s vote now further complicates efforts to balance the state’s budget. Republicans refused to support the budget without steeper cuts...
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Weyerhaeuser acquiring acreage in Oregon and Washington

FEDERAL WAY, Wa. — One of the largest timber companies in the U.S. is getting ready to take over operations of Longview Timber based in Oregon and Washington. Weyerhaeuser is buying the company for $2.65 billion which will also give the an additional 645,000 acres in timberland holdings. The timberland deal is expected to...
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Klamath Falls man dies from gun shot

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A shooting has left one man dead in Klamath Falls. Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Klamath Falls Police Department and the Oregon State Police are investigating the shooting of Randall Ray Gallagher near Boardman Avenue and Crest Street on Friday. Authorities are calling this a homicide, and the three agencies are...
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Park rangers want leash law loophole changed

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon park rangers say a loophole in the leash law is allowing some dog owners to let their pets run free. Officials say there’s instances when a person is walking through a park with their dog running around and a park ranger will tell them to put their dog on a...
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Judge denies ranchers request to turn water back on

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Klamath County judge has denied a motion by Upper Klamath Basin ranchers to get the water turned back on. Klamath County Circuit Judge Cameron Wogan decided in favor of the tribes on Friday. Some ranchers are appealing the decision. The Oregon Water Resources Department began notifying ranchers with junior...
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Ashland coffee shop sells recalled frozen fruit blend in smoothies

ASHLAND, Ore. — If you’ve had a smoothie in Ashland recently, you may have contracted Hepatitis A. Evo’s Coffee Lounge was using the recalled Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend in its Radically Free smoothie up until last Wednesday, potentially contaminating customers. The outbreak linked to the Oregon based company was announced two weeks ago,...
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Oregon legistlators want wheat growers to receive money for their losses

SALEM, Ore. — Legislators are asking  Gov. Kitzhaber to have the state attorney general help farmers recover money they’ve lost since GMO wheat was found in an Oregon field. The discovery has led Japan to suspend imports of Northwest soft white winter wheat, and Oregon wheat farmers sell about 90 percent of their crop...
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Rare 2 headed cat born in Oregon Tuesday, died today

UPDATED: The two headed kitty that was born on Tuesday in Oregon has died. Duecy, the kitten,  was being syringe fed since it’s mother rejected it, but it died today from health complications.   AMITY, Ore. — A extremely rare two-headed kitten was born in Amity, Oregon on Tuesday. The kitty, named Deucy,  has...
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Watermasters begin shut off of water to Klamath basin

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Watermasters are starting to tell ranchers in the upper Klamath Basin they have to shut off their irrigation to satisfy the needs of the Klamath Tribes and a federal irrigation project. The watermasters have completed verification of the need to start shutting off some irrigatorsas of yesterday, and were beginning...
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Crash in homemade plane kills two California men

BIG SPRINGS, Ca. — A small homemade plane crashed yesterday in the Siskiyou mountains yesterday claiming the lives of two Northern California men. 77 year old Larry Graves of Yreka and 55 year old Llyod Rugg of Monatgue were in the small plane when it went down on Harry Cash Road in the Big...
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