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State tracks revenue from marijuana sales tax

Salem, Ore.– Oregon’s Department of Revenue now has a page on its website dedicated to tracking sales tax revenue collected as a result of sales of recreational marijuana. The information will be updated every time new data on sales tax returns is processed. So far this year… the first year that recreational pot has...
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Deadly accident closes Highway 31

La Pine, Ore.– At least one person died in an accident in northern Klamath County Monday afternoon. Oregon State Police say the accident happened on Highway 31 about 8 miles south of the Highway 97. The accident and investigation closed down the highway for several hours yesterday.
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Motor Voter led to thousands of new registered voters

Salem, Ore.– Oregon’s new Motor Voter program led to more than 272,000 residents being registered to vote from the beginning of 2016 through November. Eight percent of DMV customers who would have been registered under the new motor voter law didn’t want to be registered. Nearly 44 percent of voters automatically registered to vote...
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Klamath County Schools to build annexes, replace portables

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County School Board this week agreed to replaced portable classrooms at three elementary schools by building permanent structures. Some of the short-term modulars that will be replaced are more than 25 years old. Peterson will be the first to get the replacement, with a new building containing 6 classrooms...
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Man died after being hit by car in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath County man died Saturday night when he was hit by a car on Highway 39 while crossing the roadway to get his mail. Oregon State Police say 77-year old James Wells was in the roadway when he was hit by a car near the intersection of Roberta Drive. He...
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Snow Removal: It’s Your Responsibility

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Officials with the city of Klamath Falls say you’re responsible for clearing snow from the sidewalk in front of your home or commercial property. Don’t shovel snow into the street. If you can’t remove the snow on your own, contact the city and they’ll see what they can do to help.
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New website shows lead testing levels

Salem, Ore.– There’s now a website that will allow parents in Oregon to see how much lead is in the water at your child’s school. State health and education officials recently launched the database, which provides an interactive map that displays results for individual school buildings across the state. Schools were not required to...
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Old Man Winter cranks it up over the next few days

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Conditions on the roads in Klamath County are pretty slick this morning… but it could be even worse Thursday. Morgan Lindsay with Klamath County Emergency Management warns that the National Weather Service is predicting some freezing rain will move through the area tonight. She encourages everyone to avoid driving as much...
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Flags lowered for Pearl Harbor Day

Salem, Ore.– Governor Kate Brown has ordered the flags at state buildings lowered to half-staff today in honor of Pearl Harbor Day. Today marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the United State’s entrance into the second World War. The VFW Post on Klamath Avenue hosts a Pearl Harbor Day...
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Grants Pass man dies in rollover accident in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police say a 20-year old Grants Pass man died in a single car accident along Highway 140 East in Klamath County early Tuesday morning.  The accident happened near milepost 29, east of Klamath Falls. Troopers say the 2004 Ford Explorer was headed west when it went off the road...
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