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Updated: Oregon State Police: Fatal crash in Klamath Falls

Update from OSP – 9:17 a.m. June 1, 2013 Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday evening’s single vehicle traffic crash along Lower Klamath Lake Road south of Merrill in Klamath County that resulted in the death of an adult male passenger and non-life threatening injuries to the vehicle’s driver. The...
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Klamath Falls man doesn’t have to pay back the majority of his student loans

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A court ruling allowed a Klamath Falls man to cut over $50,000 from his student loans. Mike Hedlund, who went to school to become a lawyer, but failed the bar exam, won the ruling on the criteria that he couldn’t pay the loan and keep up his standard of living,...
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Japan refuses wheat from Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Japan has refused a 25,000 ton order of wheat from an Oregon wheat grower as of yesterday. This is the first reaction seen from overseas since the GMO wheat was found on a Northeastern Oregon wheat farm. Officials say the Japanese are just being cautious. Around 90% of the wheat that’s...
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Mystery GMO wheat investigated

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The mystery into where the genetically modified wheat came from that was found on a Northern Oregon wheat farm continues. The US Department of Agriculture is currently conducting the investigation on the unidentified wheat farm. Monsanto experimented with GMO wheat from 1998 until the trials discontinued in 2005. This could...
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GMO wheat found in eastern Oregon

WASHINGTON– A strain of genetically engineered wheat that was  not approved by the FDA has been found in an eastern Oregon field. The wheat is a strain Monsanto was experimenting with years ago, but GMO wheat was never approved as a food product. The discovery of the GMO wheat is bad for the wheat...
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Bears are coming out of hibernation

EUGENE, Ore. — The bears are out, and one was killed recently south of Eugene after being hit by a car. Black bears have come out of hibernation, and there’s been reports of bears getting into garbage cans and beehives. Oregon has over 25,000 black bears, and they tend to come around people more...
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License plate bill will raise money for schools

A bill that was introduced yesterday in the Oregon House is looking to create a new, specialty license plate to raise money for schools. The “Invest in the Future” license plate was thought of by a mom with two kids in public schools. House Bill 3534 proposes a $50 surcharge on the plates.  
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Klamath County Sheriff’s Department spared from budget axe

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County sheriff’s department was saved from the budget axe at today’s Klamath County Commissioners meeting.  At first the department was looking at almost a million and half in cuts, but Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah defended the departments’ needs, and more importantly, the needs of the people. The...
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Man shoots bear in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A bear that was chasing a Klamath Falls man’s dogs and acting aggressively was shot by the man early yesterday. The man came outside after hearing the dogs around 5am, and saw the bear chasing his dogs around the property. The bear wouldn’t leave, and when the bear charged, the...
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City fight over municipal utility may come down to eminant domain

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The struggle between the city of Klamath Falls  and Pacific Power over which entity should have control of the power here in the basin may come down to eminent domain. The city of Hermiston, Oregon ended up controlling the power there via eminent domain after a similar feasibility study to...
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