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Crews still on the scene at Douglas Complex fires

GLENDALE, Ore. — Crews are still on the scene of the massive Douglas Complex fires burning seven miles north of Glendale in Douglas County. The 21,400-acre, lightning-caused  fire is 5 percent contained, and the blaze has been called the nation’s highest fire priority today. The Oregon National Guard air and ground teams began working...
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Governor Kitzhaber suggests taxes may be an option for school funding

Gov. John Kitzhaber thinks that taxes may be a better way to pay for Oregon schools. He suggested a statewide property tax or sales tax yesterday when he was visiting an Oregon high school. He also urged a group of educators and local officials to get behind his plan to rein in public pension...
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City of Klamath Falls gives a break to code enforcement violators

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The city of Klamath Falls is giving people that have past code enforcement citations and fines a break with their new program. The program will allow residents in the basin to reduce the amount they owe now, as well as forgive them completely from owing most of their administrative fees,...
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Prospect man shoots another man, then turns himself in

PROSPECT, Ore. — A man was shot in Prospect on Monday afternoon, and then drove himself to the nearest store where he was life flighted to the hospital. And the man that shot him turned himself in to authorities. 53 year old John Davidson, from Prospect, called 911 Monday afternoon to say he had...
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Lower temps help firefighters fighting the Douglas Complex Fire

GLENDALE, Ore. — Lower temperatures this week are going to help the firefighters that have been battling the Douglas Complex Fire. The fire near Glendale has threatened about 400 homes, and residents of 105 of them were evacuated within the last few days. Officials hope that the forecast of 70 degree weather with 20...
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Japan will begin buying wheat from Northwest again

PORTLAND, Ore. — Japan is going to start buying western white wheat from the Pacific Northwest again. This is great news for Oregon, Washington and Idaho wheat farmers who faced an uncertain future after the discovery of GMO wheat plants almost shut down their biggest commodity. Officials say Japan recently ordered 90,000 tons of...
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Two fires burning in the basin

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Fire crews are still on the scene of two fires in the Fremont-Winema National Forest and near Bly. The Ferguson Fire is currently at 15 acres, and is burning 8 miles northwest of Bly. The fire started in on private land during the lightning storm on the 28th. It’s 100%...
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GMO wheat only found in one field on one farm

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service says all the evidence collected so far indicates the GMO wheat plants found in Oregon are limited to one field on one Oregon farm. In the first statement from the agency about the genetically-modified wheat investigation in nearly two months, they say they’ve tested...
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Foreclosure program will help struggling homeowners

SALEM, Ore. — A new State foreclosure prevention program is launching tomorrow in 33 Oregon Counties. The “Home Rescue Program” will provide assistance to Oregon Homeowners through help with monthly mortgage payments that are up to $20,000 or 12 monthly payments, and reinstatement payments to bring mortgages current, up to $10,000. To qualify, applicants...
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Phone scammers trying to scam public in Siskyou County

SISKYOU COUNTY — The Siskyou County Sheriff’s are reporting that thieves are targeting the public in another phone scam. Callers have been telling people they had won over $200,000 in cash and prizes through the Publishers Clearing House. The caller then tells the victim that they just needed to purchase a card for $399...
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