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Drone bill on the way to the House

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Senate passed a bill that says law enforcement officers can’t use drones to collect information except with a warrant or in emergency circumstances. The vote yesterday was 23 to 5. The bill goes back to the House.
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Klamath tribes exercise water rights in the basin

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Basin will go without irrigation water this summer after the Klamath Tribes and the federal government exercised for the first time their new ability to put the American Indian tribes in charge of water. Klamath Tribes and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said yesterday they were making a...
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Tulelake Interment Camp art by Klamath students on display at the library

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The plight of the Japanese Americans interred at the Tulelake Interment Camp during WWII is on display in art form at the Klamath County Library this month. Students from Ponderosa and Mazama High made the art work after learning and reflecting on what the interred went through. Their art accompanies...
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OIT getting new geothermal power plant this year

OIT and Batzer Construction of Medford entered into a contract last week to complete the infrastructure and installation of a new geothermal power plant at the Oregon Tech Klamath Falls campus. The agreement is the last step towards the completion of the project that is expected to be finished in December 2013. After it’s...
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California couple identified in minor injury accident after their plane crashes in Chiloquin

CHILOQUIN, Ore. — A Montague, California couple’s plane crashed at the Chiloquin airport yesterday morning. 77 year old Carl Faith, and his wife 57 year old Debra’s plane overturned and landed on it’s top after touching down at the airport around 10am. Both Mr. and Mrs. Faith received minor injuries in the crash, and...
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Most Oregon high school grads don’t go to college

PORTLAND, Ore. — Almost 40 percent of Oregon high school graduates don’t go to college. That number is way behind the national average and also far off from the state’s goal of getting 80 percent of its young people get an education at a college. Among Oregon’s high school class of 2011, just 61...
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Construction worker from Klamath Falls dies in fall from bridge in Washington

LA GRANDE, Wa. — A construction worker who fell from a bridge last week has died in a Washington state hospital. 25-year-old Karl Willhite was working on a wooden platform in La Grande last Wednesday. He fell from the Lower Perry Bridge and landed on the rocks below. Willhite was then transported by air...
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Small Plane Crashes at Chiloquin airport

Chiloquin, Ore. – Oregon State Police (OSP) and local emergency responders are on scene of a small plane crash that occurred Sunday morning at the Chiloquin State Airport. Two people are being treated for minor injuries. Preliminary information indicates the plane crash was reported June 9, 2013 at after 10:00 a.m. when a small aircraft overturned on its top near...
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Two more wheat farmers sue Monsanto for GMO wheat in Oregon

SPOKANE, Wa. — Two wheat growers in Washington state have filed suit against Monsanto over the unauthorized release of genetically modified wheat. The lawsuit claims the discovery of the unapproved wheat has hurt farmers’ export markets. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Spokane on behalf of all domestic soft white...
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More than 80 public mental health workers laidoff in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore — More than eighty public mental health workers in Klamath County are getting layoff notices this week. A Coordinated care organization contract needs to be completed for there to be funding to keep those workers employed. Without a signed contract from CCO Cascade Comprehensive Care, there may be no funding after...
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