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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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Electrical Problem Caused Warehouse Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.–Officials with the Klamath County Fire District One say it was an electrical problem with a refrigerator in a travel trailer that sparked a two-alarm fire at a storage building in Klamath Falls yesterday afternoon. The fire was first reported on Market street at around 2:30…crews were on the scene for nearly...
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Gas Prices Climb

Salem, Ore. – Gas prices are up about 26 cents per gallon in Oregon compared to a month ago. Greg Laskoski with Gas says it was bound to happen. In Oregon our average prices for a gallon of regular is now $2.14 state-wide. In Klamath County we’re paying $2.10 per gallon… $2.24 in...
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