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New law allows veterans to ask for Veteran’s Day off work

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon veterans aren’t benefiting from a new law saying they can ask their bosses for Veterans Day off. Most private employers don’t even know about the law. The law, which was passed in April, allows veterans to ask private-industry employers 21 days in advance for the day off. Business’s aren’t...
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Veteran’s Day events planned around the basin today

Today is Veteran’s Day, and several events are planned in the basin. The Amercian Legion Club is having free pancake breakfast from 8 until 10:30 am, and a free beef stew lunch from noon until 3pm at the American Legion Club at North 8th and Pine Street. Then at 10am we have the Veteran’s...
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Klamath Falls City Schools are looking for kids for new after school program

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Falls City Schools are looking for kids of all ages that would like to be part of an after school program that will provide tutoring, as well as several other activities including fitness, arts and crafts, and science projects for a minimal price. The 21st Century Community Learning Centers...
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Oregon lawmaker wants Oregon to be leader in industrial hemp production

SALEM, Ore. — One Oregon lawmaker thinks Oregon should be a national leader in industrial hemp production. U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer says hemp can fuel economic development in rural communities, and meet rising consumer demand. Bluemnauer is an outspoken advocate of industrial hemp, and said momentum is building for the crop in Oregon and...
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Dutch Brothers gives out free drinks to the military today

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Dutch Brothers Coffee locations in Klamath Counties are saying “Thank You” to all the veterans and active-duty military who have sacrificed to protect our freedom by offering free drinks today. All five locations in Klamath County will be participating in the promotion, and anyone that has or is serving in...
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Gospel Mission meeting has over 100 attendees

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore - A meeting held at the First Presbyterian Church yesterday drew over 140 people to discuss the relocation of the Klamath Falls Gospel Mission from 823 Walnut Ave. to 707 High St. The Herald and News reports concerns about the relocation brought up at Thursday’s forum include safety risks and negative impacts...
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It’s College Application Month in Oregon

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared November “Oregon College Application Month”. Rob Siems has what it means for the Oregon Institute of Technology.
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Klamath National Forest needs public input

YREKA, Calif. — The Klamath National Forest is seeking input on its Motor Vehicle Use Map. The request is part of the annual MVUM review cycle. While there is no deadline for input, comments received before Dec. 15 will be the most useful.  Comments may be submitted in a variety of ways. You may...
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Highway 39, 140 construction updates

REDMOND, Ore. — Clean up and corrective work continues on the Link River Bridge on Highway 39. Look for workers to control traffic and expect minor delays. At the Merrill/Lakeview junction on Highway 39, signal, general clean-up and corrective work is planned during daylight hours with minor delays possible. At the Klamath County Boat...
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Local Boy Scouts seeking food donations

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath District Boy Scouts of the Crater Lake Council are hosting the annual “Scouting for Food Drive” and will begin dropping off bags and flyers at homes in the area by Saturday. Donors are asked to leave the bags full of non-perishable food items by the following Saturday, Nov....
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