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SB 760 Passes 30 to 0

Salem, Ore. – On Monday March 13th, the Oregon Senate passed a bill that requires mandatory reporters who observe suspected abuse to notify the appropriate authorities, regardless of whether or not they are on the job.  Up until now, our state’s mandatory reporters are required to report suspected cases of abuse of long-term care...
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Mazama High School Students Ready To Sign STEM&M Papers

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Wednesday afternoon at Mazama High School is the 2nd annual STEM&M signing.  About 2 dozen students have planned to sign up for the STEM&M (Science Technology  Engineering Math & Medical) program this year.   It’s a partnership between Mazama and OIT, and helps to set students on a clear path...
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Senator Wyden At OIT This Friday

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Senator Ron Wyden is making the rounds here in Southern Oregon with a couple of Town Halls. This Friday March 17th, he’ll be in Sutherlin at the Sutherlin High School gym on 4th street at 9:45am and then he’ll be at Oregon Institute of Technology Friday night at 6:30pm at...
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Klamath County Clerk Linda Smith Is Retiring

Klamath Falls, Ore. – After 18 years, Klamath County Clerk Linda Smith has announced her retirement effective April 30, 2017.  Smith said, “it has been an honor to serve as County Clerk… and to oversee some huge projects, challenges, and successes in the Clerk’s Office.  It is time for new visions, and time for...
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South County Superstars Faceoff Wednesday Night

Klamath Falls, Ore. – On Wednesday night, March 15th, it’s the South County Superstars booster fundraising event.  Tomorrow, students from Lost River and Bonanza high schools will face off in a few competitions.  Forget a gruelling battle on a football field or a basketball court, the two schools are doing it all for fun...
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Grants Pass Shooting Victim Still Hospitalized

Grants Pass, Ore. – On Sunday March 13th around 3pm, troopers with the OregonState Police along with Josephine County Deputies responded to a reported shooting at a residence in Josephine County – 9 miles west of Grants Pass. Officers arrived to find 50 year old Rudy Perez, also of Grants Pass was apparently shot...
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New Poll Shows That Most Oregonians See School Funding As Top Priority

Salem, Ore – A new poll released Monday, shows that most Oregonians see K-12 public education as the state’s top funding priority.  It also reveals that most of our state’s residents support raising business taxes to avoid cutting school budgets. The study was done last month by surveying 600 registered voters on behalf of...
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A Little More Info On That Fatal Accident On Hwy 97

Midland, Ore. – We have a little more information about that fatal accident that happened last week on Hwy 97, about 8 miles south of town in the Midland area.  Just before 4pm on March 10th, Oregon State Police were called out to a single vehicle accident on HWY 97 near milepost 285.  ...
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Mazama High Ready To Kick Butts

Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow is National Kick Butts Day!  Tuesday afternoon at Mazama High School there’s going to be an assembly to get the message out that kids are not replacements for customers that big tobacco loses due to health problems or death. Representatives from Klamath County Public Health, Sky Lakes Community Health Center...
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Legislation For Foster Siblings In The Works

Salem, Ore. – A bill that will benefit foster siblings has unanimously passed with bipartisan support out of the Oregon House Committee on Human Services and Housing.   Representative Carla Piluso’s bill, called the Foster Sibling Bill of Rights (HB 2216) is a boon for foster families.  It more clearly defines rights for foster...
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