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KCSD Hires New Director

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Sara Johnson believes in the power of education. “There are very few things you can do in life that really lift people up and give them more opportunity. Education is one of those things,” she said. “I feel privileged in education, and believe in public education. We educate everybody. That’s what...
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Interior Report Blames Climate Change for Western Water Management Issues

Washington, DC– Putting the national spotlight on the importance of water sustainability, the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation released a basin-by-basin report that characterizes the impacts of climate change and details adaptation strategies to better protect major river basins in the West that are fundamental to the health, economy, security...
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TSA Fairness Act Passes First Legislative Hurdle

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Representative Greg Walden announced this afternoon that the Homeland Security Committee overwhelming approved legislation that he proposed to bring TSA service back to the Klamath Basin… and other small and rural airports across the country. “Unfortunately, TSA wouldn’t do it on their own– they wouldn’t do it in Klamath, they...
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Former Sky Lakes Nurse Murder Confession to Stand in Court

Bend, Ore.– The confession of a former Sky Lakes Medical Center nurse who admitted to a social worker that she smothered her grandmother to death… will be used in her trial. A Deschutes County judge made a ruling on the confession yesterday, after hearing testimony from the social worker. 45-year old Angela Judd’s attorney...
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Flags to Honor Brussels

Salem, Ore.– Governor Kate Brown ordered flags at state buildings to flown at half-staff in honor of the lives lost in Brussels as a result of yesterday’s terror attacks. 31 people died in twin attacks in the capital of Belgium. Flags at Oregon’s public buildings will be flown at half-staff until sunset on Saturday.
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Pot Tax Revenue Have Lawmakers Seeing Green

Salem, Ore.– Just how much money is the state raking in with the new tax on legal Marijuana sales? How about 3.8 million dollars— just in the first month. That’s about what they expected to generate… in a year. That’s right… tax revenue for the first month of legal recreational sales matched the expectation—...
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Two Launch Write-in Campaign for Senate, Representative Seats

Klamath Falls, Ore.– You’ll have another option when you fill out your ballot in May. A group of local community leaders has selected former Klamath County Commissioner Al Switzer to run for state representative for District 56… and Klamath County Museum Manager Todd Kepple, to run for state senator in District 28. But their...
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Spring Brick Orders Due April 1

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A deadline of April 1, 2016, has been set for the Spring Brick Order for bricks dedicated to military veterans to be placed at the Veterans Memorial by Memorial Day. The Veteran’s Memorial Project is a community wide project which honors and recognizes Veterans who have served this nation. The memorial...
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Unemployment Down in Klamath, Lake Counties

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Unemployment in Klamath County dropped again slightly during the month of February from 7.5 percent… in January… to 7.2 percent. Some 80 jobs were added county-wide last month. Lake County saw similar progress… with its unemployment rate dropping from 7.4-percent in January… to 7.1-percent in February, thanks to 20 new jobs being...
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Boat Washes Up on Oregon Shore

Coos Bay, Ore.– An abandoned boat has washed up on the Oregon coast. Officials with the state Parks and Recreation Board believe the boat may have been floating on the ocean since the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. The boat was first spotted by a coast guard helicopter on March 16th… it washed...
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