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Klamath County Chamber of Commerce submits testimony to Senate regarding water shut off effects on local businesses

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce has submitted testimony to the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee on behalf of the negotiated water settlement agreements. Because the issue impacts the business community in Klamath County, the Chamber has a strong interest in it. The Committee hearing is going be held...
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Klamath Falls man gets 10 years for riding through town on bike with rifle

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A man that rode his bike through Klamath Falls carrying a loaded military-style rifle is going to prison. 45  year old Kevin Rowdy Hurst will be spending 10 years in prison for possessing a firearm after a felony conviction in the  Aug. 13, 2011 incident. An indictment returned last September...
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Attorney General endorses medical marijuana stores

SALEM, Ore. — The Attorney General is endorsing and urging others to vote for a bill the would legalize medical marijuana retail outlets in the state. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum sent a letter this month to Sen. Floyd Prozanski and Rep. Peter Buckley, D-Ashland, urging them to pass HB 3460. The legislation would create...
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Oregon to phase out toxic chemicals in children’s toys and products

SALEM, Ore. — The state House has passed a bill yesterday that would phase out toxic chemicals from certain toys and children’s products that are sold in Oregon. Lawmakers approved the bill yesterday. The measure, if passed through, would establish a database to track the use of 19 chemicals that are harmful to children...
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Klamath Falls buys, plans to tear down structure on Main Street to build parking lot

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Falls City Council approved the purchase of a run down building downtown. The city will take over 200 Main St. for $60,000 with around $1,300 in closing costs. City officials plan to demolish the structure and build a parking lot in it’s place. The City Council hopes to...
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Murderer on the loose in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A murderer is still on the loose in Klamath Falls, and no one has been identified yet in the killing of a Klamath Falls man that was shot to death on Friday. Randall Ray Gallagher was killed near Boardman Avenue and Crest Street Friday night, and authorities still haven’t made...
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Senate votes down budget for schools

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Senate has voted down a $6.55 billion budget for primary and secondary schools after one Democrat and all 14 Republicans said it didn’t send enough money to the schools. Yesterday’s vote now further complicates efforts to balance the state’s budget. Republicans refused to support the budget without steeper cuts...
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Weyerhaeuser acquiring acreage in Oregon and Washington

FEDERAL WAY, Wa. — One of the largest timber companies in the U.S. is getting ready to take over operations of Longview Timber based in Oregon and Washington. Weyerhaeuser is buying the company for $2.65 billion which will also give the an additional 645,000 acres in timberland holdings. The timberland deal is expected to...
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Klamath Falls man dies from gun shot

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A shooting has left one man dead in Klamath Falls. Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Klamath Falls Police Department and the Oregon State Police are investigating the shooting of Randall Ray Gallagher near Boardman Avenue and Crest Street on Friday. Authorities are calling this a homicide, and the three agencies are...
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Park rangers want leash law loophole changed

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon park rangers say a loophole in the leash law is allowing some dog owners to let their pets run free. Officials say there’s instances when a person is walking through a park with their dog running around and a park ranger will tell them to put their dog on a...
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