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Senate approves illegal immigrants to pay in-state Oregon tuition

SALEM, Ore. — Pending the Governor’s signature, young illegal immigrants will be able to pay resident college tuition if they were brought to the United States as children. The Oregon Senate approved the measure by a 19-11 vote on Thursday and now sends the measure to Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, who says he will sign...
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Strike Out Bullying fundraiser rolls Friday

Citizens for Safe Schools wants to strike out bullying with a bowling event Friday. Reba Van Acker of Citizens for Safe Schools To learn more about the event, visit the Citizens for Safe Schools Facebook page.
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Sequester suspends National Guard tuition aid

SALEM, Ore. — Assistance to 350 members in the Oregon National Guard has been suspended due to the automatic federal budget cuts known as the sequester. KATU-TV reports that 47 more soldiers were enrolled for class before the aid was cut off, but their benefits may not last past the spring term if the...
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Former Merrill city recorder arraigned

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — An Oregon State Police investigation has led to the arraignment of the former Merrill city recorder in relation to the alleged theft of $75,000. 48-year-old Deborah Sue Fuller of Klamath Falls was arraigned on multiple counts of aggravated theft and theft in the first degree, as well as one count...
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Model trains will be on display at Klamath County Museum

The Klamath County Museum is hosting the Ninth Annual Model Train Show over the next two weekends. The Klamath Rails Model Railroad Club will be operating its HO-scale train layout starting Saturday through March 30. According to a release, the special attraction this year is a Lionel train set patterned after “The Polar Express.”...
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City of Klamath Falls seeking input on budget

As the City of Klamath Falls continues working on the budget, it is seeking input from the community to gain priorities in levels of service provided by the City. A short survey has been prepared and can be completed by following this link. Alternatively, comments can be e-mailed directly.
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Companies seek extension of clean fuels program

SALEM, Ore. — Renewable-energy companies are seeking an extension of Oregon’s clean fuels program beyond the current expiration of 2015. Executives from those companies have asked Oregon lawmakers to continue the program, but oil companies and large-volume fuel users say the state is moving too fast and risks raising fuel costs significantly. An Oregon...
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Klamath Falls man killed crossing South Sixth

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A man was killed Friday evening after a car struck him crossing South Sixth Street. 49-year-old Bert Linwood Ichtertz was not walking in a crosswalk when crossing between Homedale Road and Madison Street when the vehicle driven by 73-year-old Yvonne Joyce Wade struck him. Ichtertz was pronounced dead at the scene...
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Oregon might offer new license plate

SALEM, Ore. — There are over 30 varieties of Oregon license plates already. If House Bill 2180 passes, there could be one more. The Oregonian reports that coast lawmakers are supporting the bill, which would establish a new commemorative whale plate that drivers could buy for an extra $30 per year. The fee would fund Oregon...
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Lakeview-area traffic stop yields drug citations

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — A Monday traffic stop near Lakeview led to the citation of two people after over eight pounds of marijuana were discovered in an ice cooler in the back of their vehicle. 24-year-old Jonathan D. Kilby and 27-year-old Steven P. Rawling, both from Idaho, were cited for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of...
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