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The American Red Cross in need of blood donations

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The American Red Cross is  in desperate need of platelet and blood donations. The organization issued an emergency request for donations because they were down about 10 percent in June, resulting in about 50,000 fewer donations than expected. The organization usually sees downturns in donations during the summer. Eligible donors,...
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Group gives $250,000 for gay marriage initiative here in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — A national group that is working to legalize gay marriages in all states just gave a $250,000 to the fight here in Oregon. Freedom to Marry started in 2003 working to legalize gay marriage across the country, and gave the campaign here money to put a same-sex marriage initiative on the...
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Whooping cough outbreak declared in Klamath County

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. -The Oregon Health Authority and the Klamath County Health Department have determined that we have whooping cough outbreak here in Klamath Falls, and there have been 12 confirmed cases of the contagious bacteria reported in the county. This has struck local kids between the ages of 2 and 15 years out...
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Almost 30 pounds of heroin seized on I-5 near Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Two men were arrested last Friday morning after a traffic stop by Oregon State Police on I- 5 south of Ashland when a trooper found almost 30 pounds of heroin hidden in the trunk. The OSP trooper stopped a Ford van with California license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost...
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Randy Travis has heart procedure, remains in critical condition

TEXAS — Country great Randy Travis remains in critical condition today after undergoing a procedure on his heart. Travis has been in a Texas hospital since he was admitted Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy. There is word that a mechanical pump that helps pump blood from the lower chambers of your heart has been implanted...
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Task force formed to address Klamath basin water issues

SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Kitzhaber and members of congress have created a task force to find solutions to the water problems here in the Klamath Basin. The task force will have representatives from Oregon and California state agencies, Indian tribes, farmers and ranchers, conservation groups, salmon fishermen and electric power producers. The task force...
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Fire restrictions in effect in the Klamath National Forest

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — New fire restrictions go into effect in the Klamath National Forest tomorrow. Camp and stove fires will now be restricted to approved locations. Smoking will also be restricted to inside vehicle or a building, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren of...
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OIT sued for discrimination

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Oregon Institute of Technology is being sued by a woman for $460,000 because the school allegedly violated her federal and state workers’ rights. 56 year old Gail D. Michael’s lawsuit says that OIT discriminated against her age, and a disability she has. Michael’s filed the complaint early last month....
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Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge out of water, disease and die offs expected

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. –The 54,000-acre wildlife refuge at the Oregon-California border has gone dry. Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge hasn’t had water delivered to the area zcsince March. The canals that supply it are dry, and the marshes for waterfowl traveling the Pacific Flyway have largely dried up. This is the earliest time that...
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5 killed on Oregon roadways over 4th of July weekend

SALEM, Ore. — The weekend holiday traffic statistic are in, and unfortunately several people died on the roadways here in Oregon. Five people were killed in state, including one pedestrian. All of the accidents occurred on Friday, two in Portland and three elsewhere in the state. Two motorcycle riders were included in those fatalities.
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