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Oregon ranks 32nd in U.S. for children living in poverty

SALEM, Ore. — An annual ranking of the well-being of American children says Oregon’s kids live in poverty, with families that are underemployed and have high housing costs. The annual Kids Count survey puts Oregon at 41st in economic well-being, and 32nd out of all states. The research shows that about 37 percent of...
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Medical marijuana dispensaries closer to becoming legal in Oregon

  SALEM, Ore. — Medical marijuana dispensaries are on their way to becoming legal in Oregon. The House voted 31-27 yesterday to legalize and regulate dispensaries. The bill now goes next to the Senate. Under the law now, the state’s almost 55,000 medical marijuana cardholders must grow the pot themselves or have a person...
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Chiloquin man murdered, authorities looking for killer

CHILOQUIN, Ore. — The Klamath County Major Crime Team is investigating the shooting death of 33 year old David Joseph Kelly Costa. The Chiloquin resident’s death is being called a homicide. Officials encourage anyone who has information related to this investigation to call the City of Klamath Falls tip line 541-883-5334. Law enforcement is...
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Monsanto says they were vicitms of sabotage

WASHINGTON — Monsanto Co. now saying that some of the company’s enemies may have intentionally planted GMO wheat discovered in an Oregon field last month. The company said Friday that sabotage is the most likely scenario because the modified wheat was not distributed evenly throughout the field and found in patches. The Agriculture Department...
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Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation awards CASA $7,500

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation just awarded $7,500 to CASA in Klamath County to implement and expand their new Peer Coordinator Model program. CASA in Klamath County is one of the few counties in the country using this program to leverage funds which wil also enable them to help...
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11 pounds of meth seized in Klamath Falls traffic stop

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A California man is facing charges in Klamath County following a Sunday morning Oregon State Police traffic stop in Klamath Falls during where an OSP trooper discovered approximately 11 pounds of methamphetamine concealed inside the vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation. According to Sergeant Patrick Trippett,...
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Arizona man rescued after becoming stranded on Pacific Crest Trail

EUGENE, Ore. — An Arizona man that was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Oregon to California was rescued last week after he became stranded for four days in a snowstorm in the Cascade Mountains. 57 year old Rip Stouffer was cold but uninjured when rescuers found him late Thursday. Stouffer had been planning...
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One person dead after Klamath Co. traffic crash

From OSP Press Release: KLAMATH COUNTY — One person died and another was taken into custody following Saturday evening’s fatal traffic crash along Highway 31 eight miles southeast of Highway 97 in Klamath County. According to Sergeant Mike Turner, on June 22, 2013 at approximately 6:55 p.m., a 2007 Honda motorcycle operated by STEPHEN...
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Oregon National Guard may be deployed to Afghanistan

BOISE, Id. — The Oregon Army National Guard’s 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team is training at the Orchard Combat Training Center, near Boise, to prepare for a possible deployment to Afghanistan in 2014. The 41 IBCT unit got a notification last year of a potential deployment, however that mission could be cancelled, reduced or...
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Bill makes it harder for parents to get kids in schools without vaccinations

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Legislature has passed a bill yesterday that would make it harder for parents to send their children to school without being vaccinated first. The state House approved the bill by a 45-15 vote, and it now goes to Gov. Kitzhaber who intends to sign it. The bill would require...
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