Most Oregon high school grads don’t go to college

PORTLAND, Ore. — Almost 40 percent of Oregon high school graduates don’t go to college. That number is way behind the national average and also far off from the state’s goal of getting 80 percent of its young people get an education at a college. Among Oregon’s high school class of 2011, just 61...
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Construction worker from Klamath Falls dies in fall from bridge in Washington

LA GRANDE, Wa. — A construction worker who fell from a bridge last week has died in a Washington state hospital. 25-year-old Karl Willhite was working on a wooden platform in La Grande last Wednesday. He fell from the Lower Perry Bridge and landed on the rocks below. Willhite was then transported by air...
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Small Plane Crashes at Chiloquin airport

Chiloquin, Ore. – Oregon State Police (OSP) and local emergency responders are on scene of a small plane crash that occurred Sunday morning at the Chiloquin State Airport. Two people are being treated for minor injuries. Preliminary information indicates the plane crash was reported June 9, 2013 at after 10:00 a.m. when a small aircraft overturned on its top near...
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Two more wheat farmers sue Monsanto for GMO wheat in Oregon

SPOKANE, Wa. — Two wheat growers in Washington state have filed suit against Monsanto over the unauthorized release of genetically modified wheat. The lawsuit claims the discovery of the unapproved wheat has hurt farmers’ export markets. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Spokane on behalf of all domestic soft white...
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More than 80 public mental health workers laidoff in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore — More than eighty public mental health workers in Klamath County are getting layoff notices this week. A Coordinated care organization contract needs to be completed for there to be funding to keep those workers employed. Without a signed contract from CCO Cascade Comprehensive Care, there may be no funding after...
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Low snow and rainfall causes water shortage in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — It will be another tight water year for farmers on the Klamath Reclamation project. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on Thursday released its operations plan for the project, which straddles the Oregon-California border south of Klamath Falls. The water stored in Upper Klamath Lake will provide about two-thirds of what...
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Updated: Bonanza man dies in truck accident

Update: June 6, 2013 – 7:43 p.m. From Oregon State Police press release: Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Thursday morning’s fatal commercial truck traffic crash that resulted in the death of a Bonanza, Oregon man along Highway 58 about two miles east of Oakridge. The victim’s name...
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Golden Wheat in June

Monsanto tries to dig itself out of controversy

WASHINGTON — Monsanto is attempting to dig itself out of the controversy, following the first lawsuit against the company by wheat farmer from Kansas. Representatives for Monsanto say the emergence of the genetically modified strain was just an isolated occurrence and most likely resulted from an accident or deliberate mixing of seeds. The company...
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American flag required in all Oregon classrooms

The Oregon Senate passed a bill yesterday that would require charter schools to display the American flag in their classrooms. Public schools are already required to have a flag in each classroom. The Senate approved the bill in a 28-2 vote.        
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Allergies in Oregon worst in the United States

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Have your allergies been bothering you lately? Well, it’s likely because Klamath Falls has some of the highest pollen counts in the US. Eugene actually has the worst pollen problem in the US, but Klamath Falls isn’t far behind with pollen levels in the medium to high range most of...
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