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Preliminary study complete on city owned utility

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The preliminary findings in a study on the feasibility of the city running the utilities here in the basin is complete. $32.2 million is what it would cost the city to buy out Pacific Power electric operations, and turn them over into the hands of the Klamath Falls. Pacific Power...
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Preliminary report on a city owned utility due out today

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The city of Klamath Falls is holding a meeting today to discuss the preliminary findings in a viability study for a city controlled utility. The city is in the exploratory stages of whether it would be financially more feasible to run the utilities here in the basin, as opposed to...
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Teen bit by rattlesnake in Applegate

APPLEGATE, Ore. — The public is urged to use caution when handling snakes in the woods, after a teenager was bitten by a rattlesnake on Sunday. The boy picked up a snake in the Applegate area, and says he didn’t know it was a rattler until he saw the two holes from the rattler’s...
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Legistlation being pushed to control drone spy planes

WASHINGTON — Thousands of civilian drones are expected in U.S. skies, including Oregon, within a few years and there are concerns that they could be used to spy on Americans. Legislative efforts are being pushed in several states to regulate the unmanned aircraft. Varied legislation involving drones was introduced this year in more than...
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Crews continue to battle Douglas Complex fires

GLENDALE, Ore. — Crews continue to battle the Doulas Complex fire burning 7 miles north of Glendale. As of yesterday, the fire was reported at 15 percent containment, with over 2,300 firefighters working on the line. The fire has burned almost 35,000 acres, and was caused by a lightning strike on July 26th. Firefighters...
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Oregon’s Governor and 2 Senators visit Douglas Complex fire area

Gov. Kitzhaber and U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley were in Glendale over the weekend for a briefing on the nearly 35,000-acre Douglas Complex fire. It’s the largest of several lightning-caused fires burning across Southern Oregon, and the number one fire of concern nationally. Kitzhaber said that hot, dry conditions this year are...
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Task force meets to discuss water issues in the basin

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A task force overseeing the Klamath Basin’s water struggles has met again in Southern Oregon. An aide to Gov. John Kitzhaber says the combination of major fires and drought in Southern Oregon is putting pressure on all parties. No solutions conclusions were made at the meeting, and the group has...
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Federal government gives Oregon $10 million for early childhood education

SALEM, Ore. — The federal government is giving Oregon an additional $10 million to expand and improve early-childhood education programs. It’s part of the Obama administration’s Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge. Oregon was earlier awarded $20 million for its early learning initiative, which tries to ensure children are on par with their...
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Lawmakers will get raises

SALEM, Ore. — State workers and some Oregon politicians are getting raises. The Legislature gave to ok to $5,000 annual salary hikes starting Jan. 1 for all statewide elected officials, including Gov. John Kitzhaber. The raises were approved in the final days of the legislative session and are looking to generate some unhappiness in...
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One firefighter killed, one injured from falling tree

CENTRAL OREGON — A firefighter has been killed by a falling tree, and another firefighter was injured while fighting a wildfire in Central Oregon. The snag, which is a dead standing tree, fell on the two fire fighters yesterday in the Mt. Washington Wilderness near Dugout Lake.   One of the individuals died at the...
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