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Oregon consumers may get money for deceptive claims made by Canadian company

WASHINGTON — Consumers who bought certain products that were supposed to help them lose weight or prevent colds, flu and allergies could expect a refund check in the mail. The Federal Trade Commission sued Iovate Health Sciences U.S.A., in 2010, saying the Canadian company’s claims about its products were deceptive and made false claims....
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Federal subsidies will help timber counties for at least one more year

SALEM, Ore. — The Senate passed a bill that includes a one-year extension on a federal subsidy for timber counties, including about $100 million for Oregon. The bill’s passage will give struggling counties another year of funding while Congress decides on legislation that would boost logging on federal lands, particularly those that fund rural...
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Arson sought in Salmon River Complex and Butler fires

  SISKYOU COUNTY, Ca. — Cal Fire Siskiyou Unit and the Klamath National Forest are looking for an arson that started one of the largest fires in our area this summer. The fire agencies are offering up to a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people...
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Klamath Basin water task force to meet again today

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A task force working on an agreement for sharing scarce water in the Klamath Basin is not done with its work, and is likely to need a few more weeks. Participants report progress on the issues of securing low-cost power for irrigators and lowering the overall costs to be considered...
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Firefighters selling breast cancer awareness

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — During the month of October, fire fighters from Kingsley Field will swap their traditional blue t-shirts for pink ones in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Kingsley Field Fire Department is also going to make the t-shirts available for the public to buy. They’ll be downtown on Third...
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Second Settlement Day a success in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Courthouse held their second Settlement Day earlier this week. The courthouse filed almost 250 people through their doors on Tuesday, and managed to resolve over 100 cases. Settlement Day is a collaboration by District Attorney Rob Patridge and Klamath Defenders Services.  Patridge and his deputy district attorneys...
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Kingsley Field Suffers Loss of Guard Member over the weekend

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Members of the 173rd Fighter Wing are saddened by the news of Tech. Sgt. Ken Patsch’s death, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in an accidental fall in the Klamath River Canyon, near Keno, Ore. The accident is under investigation by the Klamath County Sherriff’s Office. Patsch was an engine mechanic in...
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Study shows snow pack melts faster in wildfire areas

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A new study shows that burned forest leftovers from Oregon’s wildfire seasons have made the snow pack melt faster. More snow fell in burned forests than in green ones, and then the snow melted off twice as fast in burned forests, and was gone 23 days earlier according to studies....
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State may tax electronic cigarettes

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Legislature is looking at whether to tax electronic cigarettes. The state Department of Revenue told House and Senate committees yesterday that there are currently no taxes on electronic cigarettes. E-cigarettes are becoming popular, as people are turning to them as alternatives to traditional cigarettes. Lawmakers are discussing a tax...
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Oregon’s minimum wage will go up in January

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s labor commissioner says the state’s hourly minimum wage is going up to $9.10 an hour in  January. That’s a 15-cent increase, up from $8.95. This makes Oregon’s minimum wage the second-highest in the country, behind Washington state. The increase is automatic and tied to the U.S. Labor Department’s Consumer Price...
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