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Japan will begin buying wheat from Northwest again

PORTLAND, Ore. — Japan is going to start buying western white wheat from the Pacific Northwest again. This is great news for Oregon, Washington and Idaho wheat farmers who faced an uncertain future after the discovery of GMO wheat plants almost shut down their biggest commodity. Officials say Japan recently ordered 90,000 tons of...
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Two fires burning in the basin

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Fire crews are still on the scene of two fires in the Fremont-Winema National Forest and near Bly. The Ferguson Fire is currently at 15 acres, and is burning 8 miles northwest of Bly. The fire started in on private land during the lightning storm on the 28th. It’s 100%...
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GMO wheat only found in one field on one farm

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service says all the evidence collected so far indicates the GMO wheat plants found in Oregon are limited to one field on one Oregon farm. In the first statement from the agency about the genetically-modified wheat investigation in nearly two months, they say they’ve tested...
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Foreclosure program will help struggling homeowners

SALEM, Ore. — A new State foreclosure prevention program is launching tomorrow in 33 Oregon Counties. The “Home Rescue Program” will provide assistance to Oregon Homeowners through help with monthly mortgage payments that are up to $20,000 or 12 monthly payments, and reinstatement payments to bring mortgages current, up to $10,000. To qualify, applicants...
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Phone scammers trying to scam public in Siskyou County

SISKYOU COUNTY — The Siskyou County Sheriff’s are reporting that thieves are targeting the public in another phone scam. Callers have been telling people they had won over $200,000 in cash and prizes through the Publishers Clearing House. The caller then tells the victim that they just needed to purchase a card for $399...
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Worsening air quality predicted for the Klamath Basin

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The air quality is going from bad to worse as weather patterns are changing to bring more smoke into the basin today and tomorrow. Winds are going to drift westerly by the afternoon, and because of this the smoke will no longer drift south but east. This will impact air...
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Amazon to add 7,000 jobs across U.S., Oregon included

  NEW YORK — Amazon.com Inc. is hiring for 7,000 jobs in 13 states. The company plans to add 5,000 full-time jobs at its U.S. distribution centers, which currently employ about 20,000 workers who pack and ship customer orders. Amazon is also hiring several hundred work from home positions here in Oregon.
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Critics opposed to fence proposal in Tulelake

A proposed fence that is going to be built around the Tulelake Airport is facing critics that don’t want it built because it will go right through the Tulelake Internment camp. A petition from the San Francisco-based Tule Lake Committee says the fence would desecrate the site, and make it hard for people to...
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27 fires burn in Klamath and Lake County since Friday

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — 27 fires have burned in Klamath and Lake County since late Friday and early Saturday’s lightning storms. A new fire started in Lakeview yesterday, and a small crew is still working on the scene. Each of the 27 fires was kept at 1/10 acre or less. And, in some cases,...
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Fire grows to 13,400 acres in Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — A 13,400 acre fire in Douglas county that was caused by lightning is so big that satellite pictures show that smoke from the fire is reaching as far as Eureka. 75 homes have been evacuated because of the Douglas Complex fires. The Oregon State Fire Marshall’s Office has invoked the...
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