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Tax Donations Help Oregon’s Wildlife

Salem, Ore.– If you love all things wild, you can help support Oregon’s wildlife when you fill out your 2014 state tax return. Donate to the Nongame Wildlife Fund, Charitable Code 19, in the charitable check-off donation on your 2014 Oregon State tax return. Funds support 88 percent of the state’s wildlife that are...
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Funding Secured for Oregon Ports

Salem, Ore.– The ports in Bandon, Brookings, Gold Beach, Siuslaw, and Umpqua will be dredged thanks to a combined $4.15 million in federal funds secured through a collaborative effort by Governor Kitzhaber, Oregon’s congressional delegation and Oregon’s Coastal Caucus. Funding for the ports was eliminated from President Obama’s FY 2015 budget. Governor Kitzhaber wrote...
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Workers Rally for Fired Employee

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A rally yesterday at Walmart stores in Klamath Falls and in Medford.. aim to get a man his job back. Ismael Nunez said he’s worked at the Klamath Falls store for more than ten years as a stocker, then lost his job recently after trying to get co-workers to join him...
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Exotic Dancers Seek Legislation for Better Work Conditions

Salem, Ore.– Exotic dancers in Oregon have lawmakers on their side in their quest for better work conditions. Strippers generally work as independent contractors, so they don’t receive benefits, and they have little recourse to report mistreatment. A group of dancers has hired lobbyists to help push for mandatory health and safety standards.
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Oregonian Calls for Kitzhaber to Step Down

Salem, Ore.– As more and more information is revealed about so-called first lady Cylvia Hayes’ possibly unethical dealings, the editorial board of the Oregonian is calling for the recently re-elected Governor to step down, saying that John Kitzhaber’s fiancee has become a distraction. Kitzhaber says he has no intention of stepping down.
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Grand Jury Indicts Klamath Falls Man on Sex Abuse Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man was arrested this week for child sex abuse and other sex-related charges. A grand jury handed down several indictments against 24-year old Tayton Jack Leyva-Cunial. He’s accused of sexually abusing a child under the age of twelve during a four-year period. 
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Republicans Oppose Fast-Track of Clean Fuels Bill

Salem, Ore.– Republicans in Salem say Democrat lawmakers are trying to ramrod a new clean fuels program through the state legislature. State Senator Chuck Thomsen from Hood River who is a member of the committee reviewing the bill, says lawmakers are not doing their due diligence. “We have no clear concept of the costs associated with the low...
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Man Arrested on Warrants After Police Chase

Yreka, Calif.– Police in Yreka tried pulling over a motorcycle that didn’t have its lights on over the weekend… and ended up chasing a man with four warrants out for his arrest. The chase ended when the driver, 28-year old Daniel Robert Gregoire from McCloud, dropped the bike in a field and took off on...
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GOP Submits 2015 Legislative Agenda

Salem, Ore.– Republicans in the Oregon senate today released their agenda for the new legislative session which officially got underway yesterday. The party’s goals include bringing more family-wage jobs to the state by providing tax relief for small businsses, and to stop job killing tax increases. GOP leaders say they also want to make life...
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Sellers’ Mother Says He Died of Hypothermia

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Christopher Sellers’ mother tells KTVL news that her son died from hypothermia. Sellers’ body was found Friday afternoon in a wooded area about a mile from Highway 66. He had been running from police on foot after leading Oregon State Troopers on a several miles chase from Klamath Falls. Police say...
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