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Lawmaker Considers Bill to Ban Tax-payer-Funded Sex Change for Teens

Salem, Ore,– Late last year, the Oregon Health Authority’s Health Evidence Review Commission adopted a policy allowing children 15 years and older to access gender reassignment surgery. This surgery – as well as cross-hormone therapy and puberty-suppressing drugs – are available and would be paid for by taxpayers through the Oregon Health Plan. What’s...
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Sheriff Booked on Misdemeanor Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– He’s still on the job…despite being indicted on 9 misdemeanor charges last week. The attorney for the Klamath County Peace Officer’s Association tells the Herald and News that they had hoped Klamath County sheriff Frank Skrah would have placed himself on administration leave after the indictments were handed down last week....
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Klamath County Sheriff Indicted on Nine Counts

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Grand Jury has indicted Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah on nine criminal charges. According to a press release from the Klamath County Board of Commissioners, the exact charges have not yet been released. Commissioner Kelley Minty Morris expressed concern for Sheriff Skrah and his family, acknowledging that they must be...
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Earthquake Prep Show Comes to Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) in partnership with Josephine, Jackson and Klamath counties is scheduled to present a series of free earthquake preparation presentations by OEM Geologic Hazards Coordinator Althea Rizzo. Large earthquakes and tsunamis can happen in Oregon with more than 41 Cascadia earthquakes in the last 10,000...
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Bikes-Only Event Scheduled for Crater Lake

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Crater Lake National Park will close down to cars during two Saturdays this month. The annual event allows walkers and bicyclists the chance to ride and walk along East Rim Drive without having to dodge cars and trucks. But don’t expect it to be a solitary ride if you’re planning to...
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Salmonella Deaths Linked to Cucumbers

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Two deaths have been linked to salmonella in cucumbers from Mexico. The cukes are distributed by Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce out of San Diego. The women who died after eating the cucumbers were in California and Texas. 
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Courts Approve Haggen Request to Borrow Cash

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A bankruptcy court has given grocery store Haggen the green light to borrow some cash as it tries to restructure itself under Chapter 11 protections. The Bellingham based grocery chain can borrow up to $215-million to help pay off creditors and try to regain some stable financial footing. Haggen bought more...
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El Niño Predicted to Bring Winter Rains

Not that it’ll do us much good… but some drought relief could be headed to Southern California, thanks to a predicted El Niño system this winter. Forecasters say warm waters in the Pacific will likely lend to an El Niño over the winter months, bringing heavy rain to the southern half of the county, thought...
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Fighter Jets Forced to Make Emergency Landing in Medford

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A mis-hap on the ground at Kingsley Field forced several F-15s to land in Medford this morning. According to Jennifer Shirar with the 173rd Fighter Wing… one F-15 landed at Kingsley field just before 11:00 Thursday morning… but ran off the runway. No one was hurt… but that forced a shut down of the runway… with...
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Thursday is the First Day to File for Candidacy

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  If you’re planning to run for office in Klamath County… Thursday is the first day you can file to make it official. Klamath County Clerk Linda Smith today released the schedule the coming May 17th Primary Election. Click HERE to see the entire list of position up for election in May,...
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