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First person convicted in Operation Trojan Horse drug bust

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The first person convicted in the Operation Trojan Horse case is on their way to prison. 20 year old Lee J. Harsfield of Klamath Falls pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to two years in prison. Harsfield was one of 28 people indicted on racketeering charges related to Mexican drug cartel...
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Flags at half staff for fallen Oregon firefighter

SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Kitzhaber has ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff today in honor of John Percin Jr. Percin was one of 19 firefighters who died Sunday while fighting a wildfire in Arizona. The governor says Percin gave his life to protect people, property and natural resources, and...
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U.S. home prices up from a year ago

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices jumped 12.2 percent in May from a year ago, the most it’s risen in the last seven years. The increase could signal that housing recovery is strengthening. Prices rose from a year ago in 48 states and fell in only Delaware and Alabama. And all but three of the...
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School funding bill on its way to the governor

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon House passed the state school funding bill yesterday on a 53-5 vote. The bill will provide $6.55 billion for K-12 schools in the next two years. Senate Bill 5519 now goes to Gov. Kitzhaber who is expected to sign it.The Oregon School Boards Association’s exeucitve director praised the bill’s...
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2 out of 5 jobs hard to fill in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon employers are having a tough time filling jobs in our state. The Oregon Employment Department says 2 out of 5 jobs in our state are hard to fill, and the reason is because more employers are looking for education beyond high school, and many also want to see prior work...
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Rally downtown brings awareness to economic impact of water shut offs

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Crowds gathered yesterday for the The Agriculture/Economic Impact Rally on Main Street here in Klamath Falls. The rally was aimed at creating awareness about the impact that the water shut offs have on many businesses here in the basin, not just ranchers and farmers. Kyle Marino, President of Water for...
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Water rights secured for livestock and human use in Klamath County

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Water Resources Commission has adopted a temporary rule that gives water rights back for livestock watering and human consumption in Klamath County. Yesterday’s emergency meeting, requested by the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, was held at the Oregon Water Resources Department. The temporary rule is because there is an immediate threat...
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2013 Kruise of Klamath massive turnout for cars, people, and hot weather

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Over 400 cars rolled into Moore Park this weekend for the 2013 Kruise of Klamath’s Show and Shine. Ice cold lemonade and shaved ice were the order of the day as custom, classic and antique car fans packed the park and the roadway out to Moore Park on the hotter...
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Water shut off rally will flood streets with protesters outside the Courthouse today

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath County farmers and cattle ranchers will be out in force this morning to protest the water shut offs here in the basin. Over 1000 people are expected to flood the streets for the Agriculture/Economic Impact Rally this morning at 10am. The livestock trucks, hay equipment and ag related vehicles...
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GMO discovery hampers Oregon’s wheat harvest

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s wheat harvest is getting ready to kick off this week, but farmers want to see something resolved in the GMO wheat investigation in easternOregon. Japan and South Korea, the two main buyers of soft white wheat grown in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, have already stopped buying our wheat.  Neither  country...
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