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Salem man makes video mocking “Cover Oregon” ads

SALEM, Ore. — A registered Republican and self described libertarian songwriter from Salem who doesn’t like Obamacare, has made a parody of the “Cover Oregon” ads promoting the state’s new health care exchange. 20 year old Ben Nanke, an aspiring songwriter and filmmaker from Salem, doesn’t believe we should have government run health care,...
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Dennis Richardson may be running for Governor of Oregon

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Dennis Richardson, a southern Oregon Republican, appears to be preparing to run for Governor of Oregon. Richardson will be holding a series of events in our state today, apparently to announce his candidacy. Richardson will make “an announcement” at stops in Central Point, Eugene, Bend and Portland.
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Arrest made in Stagecoach Fire

A suspected arson that alledgedly started the Stagecoach fire off of Highway 97 and Michael Road has been arrested by the Klamath County Sheriff’s office. 30 year old Kelly Parker was living in a camp trailer on BLM land, and had a campfire and didn’t put it out completely. The fire has torched 330...
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Power saws banned in local forests

The Oregon Department of Forestry has issued a ban in light of the dry conditions in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, and other local forest areas. As of this week personal and commercial woodcutters are prohibited from operating power saws in the forest. This includes the Fremont-Winema National Forest, BLM’s Lakeview District and U.S. Fish...
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House oks HIV transplants

WASHINGTON, Ore. — A U.S. House of Representatives committee voted unanimously last week to go ahead with a bill that would allow transplants with organs taken from people infected with HIV. This is being done so there are more available organs in the United States for the thousand of people that need them. The...
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Klamath County wants state to take over mental health care in the basin

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath County commissioners want the state to take charge of the county mental health care program here as soon as possible. Employees on staff have been reduced considerably from 30 to 10 people on staff in a gradual move to turn the services over to the state. They hope to...
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Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair needs volunteer help

TULELAKE, Ore. — The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair is currently seeking a people that want to help out during the fair this year. Officials at the fair need someone to deliver ice to the food vendors during fair-time. You would be working September 4-8, delivering ice to the fair vendors and maintaining a record book...
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Oregon expands warrantless searches

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Court of Appeals has expanded the scope of warrantless vehicle searches in a ruling this week. The decision adds to a controversial area of state law that has increased police powers considerably since it was first started in the 1980s. Oregon law permits police to search operable vehicles without...
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Shootout in Bly under investigation

BLY, Ore. — Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Bly. Officers says a man in a pickup pulled up to another man’s yard and started a fight. Investigators say the man in the truck pulled out a gun, and the property owner did too. Then both started firing at each other....
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Vehicle drives into water on Highway 140

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A car went into the water way on Saturday off of Highway 140 near the Wocus boat ramp. 24 year old Jennifer Smith and 25 year old Christopher Marchman were able to unstrap the 10 month old child they were traveling with get out of the vehicle before the car...
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