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Home Baking Law Opens the Door for Cottage Industries

Lakeview, Ore.– People with a knack for baking and neighbors who want to pay them to do it are getting a boost from the Oregon Legislature with the passage of the Home Baking Bill. In such rural spots as Lake County, allowing people to sell baked goods from their home kitchens comes just in...
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Oregon Guard Troops Return from Afghanistan

Medford, Ore.– Nearly 200 Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers are back home after being deployed to Afghanistan. The troops from the 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team headquartered in Ashland arrived throughout the day yesterday from Fort Hood, Texas where they went through demobilization processing. The companies in the Battalion are...
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Oregon Woman Makes National Guard History

Portland, Ore.–  An Oregon woman is the first in National Guard history to enlist in the US Army as a combat engineer… or a 12-Bravo MOS. 18-year old Mackenzie Clarke is from Damascus and took her enlistment oath Wednesday in Portland at the Military entrance Processing Station. Clarke, who graduated from Clackamas High School, heads to...
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Homeless Outreach Needs Donations

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath and Lake Community Action Services is gearing up for next month’s Project Family Connect… the event will be at the Klamath County fairgrounds… and is an opportunity for you to learn about resources that are availble to low income families in the Basin… in order to prevent homelesses. Before they...
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Oregon Parents Can Opt-Out of Standardized Testing

Salem, Ore.– Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill Wednesday that makes it easier for you to allow your kids to opt-out of standardized tests. Federal officials warn that Oregon could lose education funding if too many students opt out. Oregon currently allows parents to opt their children out of standardized tests for religious...
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Oregon House Advances Income Redistribution

Salem, Ore.–  A state House panel has advanced a bill that Republicans are calling an income redistribution scheme. The Democrat-sponsored bill raises taxes on premium cigars… and forces some businesses to pay more than the corporate minimum tax. Some individual taxpayers will also pay more in taxes, and lose a tax credit for buying...
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Unemployment Drops in Lake County, Steady in Klamath

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Unemployment is holding steady in KIamath County… even with 480 new jobs added during the month of May, which is more than what was expected. 7.4 percent of eligible works in the county are still looking for work. In Lake County… the unemployment rate fell by 3 percentage points from 7.7 in...
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Missing Man Found Safe

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Police in Sunriver say a 71-year old man who was missing for two days… just showed up at his house late last night. Search and Rescue teams had been looking for Steve Williams since Sunday afternoon… using helicopters and about 25 search and rescue volunteers. He had gone for a bike...
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Klamath Tribe Members Ride to Salem

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  They’re headed to Salem on horseback… 250 miles to protest the Klamath Water Recovery and Restoration Act. Four members of the Klamath Tribes hit the trail from Chiloquin last Thursday… and will meet up with other tribal members, to spotlight Tribal politics. Members of the contingency plan to ask Governor Kate...
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One Dead in I-84 Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  A Hermiston man died in a head-on accident on Interstate 84 Monday night. Oregon state police s 25-year old Tyler D. Brown was headed in the wrong direction on the interstate… and the hit a semi-truck head-on. The driver of the truck was able to get out of his rig… but...
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