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Oregon Senators Team Up to Raise Federal Minimum Wage

Portland, Ore.– Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are working together to encourage Congress to pass their Fair Minimum Wage Act in the hopes of gradually increasing the Federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour over the next several years.
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The Skies Will Rumble Monday and Tuesday Nights

You may hear some extra traffic overhead tonight as the 173rd Fighter Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard takes to the skies for night flying exercises. The operations will begin at around 9 o’clock and should wrap up by 11:30 both tonight and tomorrow night. Jets will take off from Kingsley Field, and...
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Lakeview Man Died of Drug Overdose

Lakeview, Ore.– A Lakeview man who died last week while in police custody died of a drug overdose. That according to Oregon State Police. 44-year-old David L. Turnbull was arrested Friday, and experienced a medical emergency while police were walking him into the jail. An autopsy reveals that Turnbull died of meth poisoning.
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Search and Rescue Practices Survival Skills

Klamath County Search and Rescue conducted winter survival training for its crews over the weekend. Personnel had to construct their own overnight shelters off of Highway 140 near Varney Creek Trailhead… and stay in them overnight Saturday.
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Dry Conditions Prompt Red Flag Warning

Dry, windy conditions have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Warning for much of the state… putting fire crews on high alert for the possibility of wild fires. Several blazes are already burning… though most are in the Western part of the state.
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Klamath Falls Woman Arrested after Police Chase on I-5

Oregon State Police had to run a Klamath Falls woman off the road when she refused to stop for troopers while she was driving the wrong way on I-5 outside of Grants Pass. It was early Saturday morning when police received several reports of a wrong-way driver in an SUV. The vehicle hit one...
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Rep. Greg Walden in Klamath Basin

Congressman Greg Walden was in Klamath Falls over the weekend… participating in a roundtable discussion at the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office… meeting with community leaders about issues facing the Basin. Some of the topics included jobs creation… forestry… water and irrigation shortages. Walden also took time out to go to the Annual Klamath Chamber...
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New State Trooper Headed to Klamath Falls

Salem, Ore– Ten Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers along with 14 recruit officers from other law enforcement agencies are graduating Friday, January 24, 2014, from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Basic Police training program.  The twenty-four (24) graduating recruit officers include 10 OSP recruit troopers, 9 city police recruit officers,...
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173rd to Conduct Night Flying Operations

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The 173rd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, will conduct night flying operations Jan. 27-28, between approximately 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Night flying is one part of the course curriculum for F-15 student pilots at Kingsley Field. “Night flying is a critical skill which our students need to learn...
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OSP investigating Fatality crash near Dallas.

  DALLAS, Ore. – Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation of Thursday afternoon’s fatal traffic crash involving a loaded log truck and sport utility vehicle on Highway 223 about three miles south of Dallas. Updated information indicates on January 23, 2014 at approximately 1:15 p.m., a loaded log truck driven by ROBERT...
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