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National report shows Klamath, Lake Counties not recovered from recession

Washington, D.C. – A new national report  of county economies show Klamath County among those that have struggled to recover from the recession. The report shows the housing market in Lake and many other Eastern Oregon counties that has not yet returned to pre-recession levels.  View the full report HERE.
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Oregonians favor background checks for gun purchases

Salem, Ore. – A new statewide poll show that the majority of Oregonians want the state to implement universal background check when guns are bought and sold. Public Policy Polling conducted the survey that found 78 percent of those poll thought it was a good idea to require background checks for every person who...
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Armed robbery in Siskiyou County

Shastina, Cal. – Investigators with the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help in tracking down the suspects involved in an armed robbery earlier this month. The incident occurred at about 9:00 pm on January 16, 2014 at the Lake Shastina Mini Mart on Big Brings Road near Highway 97. The...
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Nominees Sought for 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Award

Salem, Ore.– The annual Oregon Governor’s Volunteer Awards honors some of Oregon’s most respected individuals and organizations for their commitment to voluntary service benefiting the state and its people. The awards are hosted by the Oregon Volunteers Commission for Voluntary Action and Service with presenting sponsor Wells Fargo. Award winners are recognized at the...
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Judge Declares Mistrial in Rape Case

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Circuit Court judge yesterday declared a mistrial in the case accusing an 18-year old Crescent man of rape. Kesson Rai Ishida-Poncil faces sex assault charges. The trial only started last week… but according to a motion filed by the D-A’s Office… the prosecution felt defense lawyer Matthew Parks violated...
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Ronald McDonald House Plans Family Room at Sky Lakes Medical Center

Klamath Falls, Ore.– When your child is in the hospital… you don’t ever want to leave their side. A local business is teaming up with the Ronald McDonald House of Central Oregon to bring some creature comforts to parents of children hospitalized at Sky Lakes Medical Center. AmeriTitle Klamath Falls is hoping the community...
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Jeld-Wen Announces Closure of Iowa Plant

Jeld-Wen announced yesterday that they’re planning to close their facility in Dubuque, Iowa this Spring, as the Klamath Falls-based company continues its plans for consolidation. The Dubuque facility makes pressed wood-fiber products for interior doors, and has been part of Jeld-Wen since 1978. Company officials say they have other plants that can meet their...
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Klamath National Forest Holds Firewood Cutting Meetings

The Goosenest Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest is conducting a series of firewood cutting strategy meetings that are open to the public.  The next meeting is scheduled to take place at 5:00 P.M. on Friday January 31, 2014. The meeting will be at the Goosenest Ranger Station, 37805 HWY 97, Macdoel, California.  Interested...
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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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