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BPA audit shows human resource issues have worsened since 2010

  PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Department of Energy has released a highly critical audit of the human resources activities at Bonneville Power Administration, saying the agency’s hiring and promotion practices are ineffective. The audit revealed misapplications and departures from federal hiring guidelines and laws. Many of the problems were identified in the agency’s...
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Moose

Shira’s Moose making a comeback in Oregon

JOSEPH, Ore. — Oregon’s only moose herd is doing well, in spite of a number of deaths in recent years from a tiny parasite. The herd is scattered across parts of the Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman national forests, and numbers around 60. That’s up from 30 in 2006. The moose are called Shira’s moose, and...
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Chemult

Two drivers killed in head on collision near Chemult

CHEMULT, Ore. — Both drivers were killed when their vehicles collided on Highway 97 near Chemult, Ore on Friday. A pickup driven by 44-year-old Kenneth Frazier of Gilchrist attempted to pass a commercial vehicle in a no-passing zone when he collided with an oncoming van driven by 73-year-old Earl Johnson of Lake Havasu, Arizona....
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Foreclosures down in July

The amount of homes in foreclosure fell in July in Oregon, as well as across the country. Oregon’s foreclosure inventory fell half a percentage point from a year earlier to 2.7 percent. The nationwide foreclosure inventory fell one percentage point to 2.4 percent over the same period.
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Phone lines backed up for hours at Oregon’s unemployment call centers

SALEM, Ore. — The phone lines have been backed up for hours at Oregon’s unemployment call centers, and callers are waiting as long as 3 1/2 hours to hear a human voice. Oregon officials are urging people to use the online or automated systems instead because there are only so many phone lines piping...
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Marijuana advocates moving forward with legalization initiative

SALEM, Ore. — Marijuana legalization advocates say Thursday’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice gives momentum to legalization efforts in Oregon. Organizers are moving ahead with plans to get a legalization initiative on the 2014 ballot in Oregon. The memo released this week by the U.S. Department of Justice laid out new “enforcement...
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Oregon spotted frog may be listed as threatened

SALEM, Ore. — Because of a lawsuit settlement with a conservation group, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking at protecting the Oregon spotted frog as a threatened species. A final determination is expected in a year. The Oregon spotted frog was common from British Columbia to Northern California, but farmland and housing...
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Collins

Second person of interest wanted in Chiloquin murder investigation

CHILOQUIN, Ore. — A second person is being sought in the investigation of the murder of Cheng Sio Saechao in Chiloquin. 32 year old James Collins, who also goes by the nickname “Cowboy,” has been named as a person of interest and  the Major Crime Team Task Force needs your help finding him.  Collins...
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Klamath Community College putting bond measure on November ballot

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Comunity College has decided to move forward with a bond measure on the November ballot. At their August meeting the Klamath Community College Board of Education approved a resolution to put a $9.85 million bond before voters in the November 5, 2013 election. The bond, when combined with $7.85...
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Avian botulism killing birds at Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The drought is taking a toll on waterfowl in the Klamath Falls region. Thousands of ducks are dying from a disease called avian botulism on the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge due to overcrowded marshes. Current water management plans don’t allow for any to flow into Lower Klamath Lake refuge...
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