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Initiative hopes to boost graduation rates in Oregon

Salem, Ore.– Oregon voters will the get the chance in November to decide whether high schools in the state should get extra money to help hike the state’s graduation rate. If approved, Oregon high schools would receive 800 dollars per year per student to pay for college-level or career-oriented courses, tutoring services, and other...
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Walden pushes for removal of wolves from endangered species list

Washington, D.C.– U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) says his plan to remove gray wolves from the federal endangered species list has been approved by the U.S. House by a vote of 223-201. “Oregon’s wolf population has grown by more than 40 percent, and yet we have this divided management strategy in the federal...
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Arrest made in connection with April murder

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A 31-year old woman has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Klamath Falls man back in April. Lisa Anne Marie Petchell… also uses the alias Lisa Gunn. She was arrested yesterday on charges of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. She’s suspected of shooting and killing...
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Oregon business launch campaign to fight initiative

Salem, Ore.– Oregon businesses are going on the offensive… putting up millions to fight an initiative to hike business taxes. The group of 3-thousand individuals, organizations, and businesses is campaigning under the name, “Defeat the Tax on Oregon Sales”. If passed, initiative petition 28 would add a 2.5% tax on all sales of wholesale goods...
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Governor to visit Central Oregon

Bend, Ore.– Governor Kate Brown visits Bend and Redmond Wednesday, to talk about how communities can get ready for natural disasters like major wildfires and earthquakes. Fire experts encourage everyone to make sure you have at least 30 feet of defensible space around your home.  
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Man arrested following police chase

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Yakima, Washington man was arrested in Klamath Falls yesterday afternoon after he tried ditching cops in a short chase. Several police agencies helped in the pursuit, which ended near the Beihn Street bridge. 27-year old Justin Widenmeyer is charged with DUI and eluding police.  
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KID under investigation after ethics complaints

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Under investigation… the Klamath Irrigation District has the attention of the Oregon Government Ethics Commission after allegations of public meetings violations. KID board members filed an ethics complaint in May, accusing the board of discussing items during executive session that aren’t covered under the rules for executive sessions.
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Man sought in connection with cow shooting

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the person(s) responsible for shooting of livestock in Klamath County. On Friday, July 8, 2016, a cow was shot on the 106 road near Camp Four in Klamath County. The incident was witnessed by Oregon...
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Cannabis Tracking System training scheduled in Bend

Salem, Ore.–  Businesses planning to use the state’s new Cannabis Tracking System can attend a training session in Bend on Thursday, July 14th. The 5-hour training session will follow the OLCC Marijuana Packaging and Labeling Workshop. For more information and to register, visit the Metrc website.
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Illegally-harvested mushrooms confiscated at Crater Lake

Crater Lake, Ore.– Rangers at Crater Lake National Park confiscated more than 200 pounds of morel mushrooms that had been harvested illegally over the fourth of July weekend. Oregon State Police, along with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, made contact with dozens of people who were suspected of illegally taking the fungi. The estimated market...
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