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Fire at Ashland Middle School

ASHLAND, Ore. — A small fire in the boys bathroom at Ashland Middle School started in a paper-towel dispenser, and looks like it was intentionally set yesterday. The fire, which set off alarms at around 11a.m., caused some smoke damage, and no rebuilding is needed. The blaze is still under investigation. Firefighters quickly arrived...
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Medford police looking for wanted felon

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are searching for a wanted felon, after a high speed chase through downtown. Abdur Rashid Ali-Woods was seen speeding down Riverside avenue by the Red Lion. After a 20-minute chase officers decided to back off. Officials say they ended the pursuit for public safety reasons. Ali-Woods does have multiple...
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Klamath Falls to start annual weed abatement on May 25th

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The city of Klamath Falls is going to begin it’s weed abatement program in just about a week, on May 25th. Every year between May 15th and October 30th, the city wants all non-agricultural grasses and weeds to be cut down that are taller than 8 inches. The goals of...
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Lear jet ends up in ditch at the end of the runway in McMinnville

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — A lear jet ran off the end of the runway at the McMinnville Municipal Airport yesterday afternoon. The Evergreen International Aviation Lear jet tried to stop but ended up in a ditch at the end of the runway. All three people aboard were able to get out unhurt, and was little...
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House to vote on extending hospital and nursing home tax today

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Legislature is going to vote on extending a tax on hospitals and nursing homes, but Senate Republicans say they will block it so they can implement tougher cuts to public-employee pensions instead. The state House is scheduled to vote today on the tax, which should raise about $2.1 billion...
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Drones to fly in civilian airspace in Oregon today

PENDLETON, Ore. — The Oregon National Guard will be flying four new drones that are based at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport in Pendleton. The guard is giving a demonstration today, where it will fly the unmanned aircraft for the first time in civilian airspace. The Federal Aviation Administration recently gave the go ahead...
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Oregon House bans motorboats and seaplanes on Waldo Lake

WALDO LAKE, Ore. — Kayakers, canoeists and other recreation enthusiasts soon will be able to enjoy Waldo Lake without the noise from motorboats and seaplanes. The Oregon House voted 37-20 yesterday to approve Senate Bill 602, which would ban seaplanes from using Oregons second largest lake. The bill also kicked off a law adopted...
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Second victim’s family files lawsuit against day care in violation of state laws

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. — A second 4-year-old girl and her mother are suing a Lincoln City day care for $3.5 million claiming the center failed to protect their child from another 4-year-old. The suits, which don’t identify the girl or her parents, follow $8.1 million in lawsuits filed in April against the center by...
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Camping opens this Friday at Hyatt Lake

HYATT LAKE, Ore. — Camping at Hyatt Lake will open this Friday, a month later than usual because of federal budget cuts and hiring freezes. Two of the campground’s three loops will open, and four of its six bathrooms will be unlocked in the southwest part of the reservoir in the Greensprings area east...
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Oregon lawmakers wade into vaccination debate

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has the highest rate of nonmedical immunization exemptions for kindergartners in the country, and some lawmakers would like to see the number fall. The Senate is expected to vote next week on a bill that would require parents to prove they consulted a physician, or have completed an online educational video...
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