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Ashland Considers Pot Tax

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The city of Ashland last night gave first reading to several ordinances that would lift the city’s moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries, but also to add a 5-percent tax to medical marijuana, and— should the ordinance pass in November— a 10-percent tax for recreational pot.
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Malin Ready for Museum Opening

Klamath Falls, Ore.– After eight years of remodeling and restoring the building that once housed the town’s drug store, the Malin Historical Society will open the doors to its own museum tomorrow. The museum celebrates the community’s Czech heritage with artifacts and collectables donated by the community.
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Wyden Wants to See Feds Stop Warrantless Searches

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Senator Ron Wyden says Congress should put a stop to the Federal Government’s practice of warrantless searches. Wyden told Oregon Public Broadcasting that Americans often are searched without warrants as Federal Agencies investigate foreign targets. Last month, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill to block warrantless searches, but...
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California’s Minimum Wage Increase

Klamath Falls, Ore.– California’s new minimum wage went into effect yesterday. There are a few exceptions, but most workers in California now must be paid a minimum of 9-dollars per hour. That’s just the first step in an effort to increase workers’ wages. In 18-months, the rate goes up to 10-dollars an hour. The...
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Red Flag Warning in Effect

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Red Flag warning is in effect for Fremont-Winema National Forest until late tonight. Some thunderstorms could move through the area this afternoon, and with all the dry brush, there’s concern that it could spark a wildfire. Storms that moved through last night did spark a few fires in the south...
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One Man Dead in Bly Shooting

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A shooting in Bly yesterday left one man dead. According to a press release from the Klamath County District Attorney’s office, 23-year old Blake Anthony Brazeal died at the scene on Prostman Street in Bly. 58-year old Marilyn Ann Harding was taken into custody in connection with shooting. Harding is also...
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Working Outside? Avoid Heat Stroke

Klamath Falls, Ore.– With temperatures heating up, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business services warms folks who spend their time working outside, to be aware of potentially dangerous temperatures. Temps are expected to be near 100 degrees today, and that can lead to increased body temperatures, especially for those who do physically demanding...
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Deputy Injured in Fight for Gun

Klamath Falls, Ore.– One Klamath County Deputy was slightly injured during a struggle to wrestle a firearm away from a man in Sprague River over the weekend. Deputies responded to a report of several shots being fired in a home on Fifth Street. When they arrived, they ordered 22-year old Cody Joseph Brudage to...
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Geology App Available for Oregon Trails

PORTLAND, Ore. – New mobile maps put the geology of Oregon’s volcanic peaks into the hands of hikers. The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) is offering its geologic guide and recreation map series as mobile maps through the PDF Maps app for Apple and Android. The series, available for Mount Hood,...
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YMCA Offers Free Summer Lunch Program

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Thanks to generous grants from the Walmart Foundation, the YMCA of Klamath Falls will offer free meals for children during the summer. Children ages 18 and under can go to any of the three locations for a free lunch, five days a week. Those are the YMCA on South Alameda, and...
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