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Klamath Tribal Council Schedules Community Meetings

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath Tribal Council and Klamath Tribes Negotiation Team (KTNT) plan to hold a series of Tribal community meetings to update its members on the status of Senate Bill 133 which would implement the Klamath Basin Agreements, and the current status of the potential Mazama Forest acquisition. The Tribal Council wants to get feedback from...
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State Fire Marshal Seeks Award Nominations

Salem, Ore.– Do you know a fire fighter who has gone above and beyond to help prevent fires, or a civilian who has made strides in teaching about fire safety? You can nominate them for the state’s 2015 Golden and Silver Sparky awards. “There are many Oregonians over the past year who have made...
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Hayes Could Face Charges

Salem, Ore.– Legal experts say Cylvia Hayes could face federal charges, according to an article in GoLocalPDX. The Wilamette Week reported earlier this month that Oregon’s first lady was under federal investigation. Some legal analysts say Hayes could face federal mail and wire fraud charges if she used government resources to help secure 85-thousand...
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Earthquake Hits Northern California

Eureka, Calif.– An earthquake in Northern California just after 1:00 PM Wednesday registered a magnitude of 5.8. It was in the Pacific about 26 miles off the Oregon coast town of Ferndale, which is just south of Eureka. Ferndale city manager Jay Parrish felt it. “Noticed the cars bobbing up and down,” Parrish said....
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Lawmakers Consider $10 Annual Bike Fee

Salem, Ore.– Lawmakers in Salem are thinking about making adults who ride bicycles take a bike safety test and pay an annual fee for the privilege. Senate Bill 177 would require anyone over 17 to pay ten dollars every year to ride a bike. The money used to maintain bike lanes across the state.
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Poison Centers Warn of E-Cigarette Risks for Kids

PORTLAND – The Oregon Poison Control Center has seen a big increase in the number of calls about children and electronic cigarettes and it’s part of a national trend. The American Association of Poison Control Centers says e-cigarette incidents more than doubled last year, compared to 2013, and more than half involved children under age six. ...
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Bond Levy Approved for May Ballot

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved an order to put a 5-year bond levy on the upcoming May ballot. Money from the bond sales would raise about 5-million dollars year for operating the county jail. If passed, homeowners in Klamath County would pay 1.14 per thousand dollars of assessed home value.
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Driver Charged in Accident that Killed Two

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The driver of a truck that rolled on the morning of December 28th, killing Garrett Zimmer and Marri Young-Wellbaum has been charged with two counts of first degree manslaughter. A grand jury yesterday handed down charges against 22-year old Guage Lee Gray. According to the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Gray was...
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Oregon Woman Arrested in Connection with North Carolina Murder

Raeford, NC– A Medford woman wanted in connection with a murder in North Carolina has been arrested in California. Deputies in Hoke County North Carolina say 21-year old  Samanth Shilts and her boyfriend, 21-year old Tyler Mark Pierce, strangled the manager of a hotel, then stole his car. The pair was stopped in Ohio last Friday,...
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Shuster Sentenced for Deadly DUI Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Chiloquin man accused of hitting a killing a pedestrian while driving drunk, was sentenced yesterday after pleading guilty to criminally negligent homicide. 24-year old Joseph Schuster will spend more than 7 years behind bars for the April. 63-year old Barbara Lynn Maylo died in the wreck.
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