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Governor to Sign Ethics Legislation

Salem, Ore.– Oregon Governor Kate Brown will sign the first of what are expected to be many from her Ethics Reform package today. Senate Bill 9 directs the State Auditor in the Secretary of State’s Office to audit state agency public records to make sure the right records are being archived, and to make...
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Commissioners to Hear Public Comment on Budget Items

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Commissioners hold public hearings tomorrow on some budget items… for the Drainage Service District, Library Service District, and the budget for the county. Those hearings begin at 9:30 tomorrow morning at the commissioners hearing room.
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Hay Hauler Fire Closes Bypass

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The south side bypass was closed for a few hour last night while fire crews put out a hay fire. The blaze was sparked while the hay was being transported on the back of a hauler. No one was hurt.
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Millions Slated to Help Prevent, Recover from Wildfires

Washington, D.C.– Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says her agency is setting aside 10-million dollars to help prevent wildfires… and restore natural habitats in areas impacted by wild fires in the Western US. The largest allocation will go toward the Geater Heldon Hart Mountain region… set to receive nearly 4-million dollars to restore sagebrush shrug...
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Gov. Brown Declares August Private University Month

Salem, Ore.– Governor Kate Brown has declared the first week of August as Oregon Private College Week. The proclamation, signed yesterday, aims to highlight the important role private universities play in helping the state meet its educational priorities. During private college week…eleven private, non-profit colleges in Oregon will open their doors to prospective students....
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Library Visits Pay Off with Free Fare

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Starting June 15th… Basin Transit will offer free bus passes for kids and adults who check out books from the library. If you ride the bus to the library… you can get a pass for a free ride home when you check out your reading materials. The downtown library and South...
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ODFW Schedules Klamath Falls Meeting

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife meets with local fishing enthusiasts to talk about the agency’s efforts to simplify trout and other warmwater fishing regulations. The ODFW will hold a series of 8 public meetings this month and next… including one in Klamath Falls on June 23rd at OIT.
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Warm Springs Wildfire Started by Ceremonial Burn

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A brushfire that broke out Wednesday afternoon in the Warm Springs area is now out… after burning as much as 3-thousand acres of land. Fire officials tell KTVZ that the fire started from a legal ceremonial file where people were burning the belongings of a deceased loved one. The reservations fire...
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State Employees Can’t Keep Health Care Plan

Salem, Ore.– Oregon State’s public employees have insurance coverage that’s TOO good, according the Affordable Care Act. If lawmakers don’t dial back the public employee healthcare plans, staring in 20-18, the state will get stuck with a 40-percent Cadillac Tax. House Bill 3564 will give state employees a cafeteria style plan to select what...
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Lake County 911 Gets Upgrades

Lakeview, Ore.– Lake County is in the process of upgrading it’s 911 phone system. Lakeview 911 Director Scott Utley gave Lakeview Town Council members an update at this week’s meeting on the upgrades the 911 center is making. Utley said the upgraded phone system will be installed by October, and a new computer aided...
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