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Changed Parties? What you need to know.

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Elections Clerk Linda Smith says if you switched your party affiliation in the past few days… you’re going to get two ballots in the mail. But you can’t vote on both of them. The outdated ballot with your old party affiliation is inactive, and won’t be counted if you...
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State, Federal, Tribal Officials Sign Dam Removal Agreement

Klamath, Calif.– The US Department of the Interior, the US Department of Commerce, PacifiCorp, and the States of Oregon and Calinfornia signed an agreement yesterday that will ultimately lead to the removal of four dams along the Klamath River. The Federal Emergency Commission is expected to oversee the process, and all dams should be...
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Klamath County Man Sentenced in Deadly 2013 DUII Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Donald Schachter was sentenced this week to more than 4-1/2 years in prison for the drunk driving accident that killed another man back in 20-13. Schachter pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of criminally negligent homicide. Police say his blood alcohol level was .28 after the accident on Lower...
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Blue Zones

Food Systems Advisory Council Members Wanted

Klamath Falls, Ore.— The Klamath County Board of Commissioners has created a new council as part of the effort to encourage residents in the Basin to adopt healthier lifestyles. The Klamath County Food Policy Council will work with the Blue Zones Project Food Systems Advisory Committee to make sure everyone… regardless of income… has access to healthy…...
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Etna Man Missing

Yreka, Calif.– The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help finding a man who has been missing for more than a week. 87-year old Emmett Mackey left his home in Etna on Monday March 28th. He’s has a white 2009 Subaru Forester. Anyone who knows where he might be is asked to call...
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Reschke Receives Gun Rights Endorsement

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Firearms Federation on Tuesday endorsed the campaign of Republican candidate for the State House of Representative Werner Reschke. Reschke is a board member with the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce… not the board President as we incorrectly reported last night. The gun-rights lobbying group gave Reschke a score of 100-percent on...
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Teen Charged with Arson in House Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A 13-year old boy is charged in connection with a fire damaged a home in Klamath Falls over the weekend. According to fire call logs… the blaze was reported at a home on Valleywood Drive before 7:00 Saturday morning. While searching for a cause of the fire… investigators found evidence that the...
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Oregon Inmate Dies in Custody

Pendleton, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Corrections says an inmate has died at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton. According to a press released… 44-year old Shawn McMillian was taken to medical facility outside of the prison campus Sunday afternoon for treatment of an undisclosed condition. He died Sunday morning. McMillian was serving a 5-year...
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Dam Removal Announcement Expected Thursday

Klamath Falls, Ore.– State and Federal agencies plan to move forward with the removal of four hydroelectric dams along the Klamath river, regardless of what Congress might have to say about it. Governor Kate Brown is expected to be on hand tomorrow, joining California’s governor, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in making a formal announcement. ...
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Seiler Will Not Run for Relection

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls City Councilwoman Trish Seiler will not run for re-election in November, but is hopeful that another woman will take her place on the council. Seiler was first elected to the council in 2001, and tells the Herald and News that she plans to stay active in the community, just through...
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