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Study shows Ore. public employees pay less for retirement

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon public employees pay half what their counterparts in Washington state and a third than those in Idaho do for retirement benefits. That is according to a study from Portland State University’s Center for Public Service, which aims to account for variations in retirement plans in states from the Pacific Northwest. The study...
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Washington man arrested near Klamath Falls for marijuana

From Oregon State Police news release: An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop Thursday afternoon along Highway 97 on the north end of Klamath Falls led to the arrest of a Yakima, Washington man after the trooper discovered approximately 13 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle. One other person was cited and released in...
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Free health screenings offered Saturday

The Living Well Community Health Fair is this weekend at Hosanna Christian Academy and will include opportunities for free screenings including those for blood glucose and cholesterol. The event, sponsored by Sky Lakes Medical Center, starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday and lasts until 2 p.m. Among the attractions includes “Kids Corner,” where several activities will take...
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School open enrollment process begins

Starting today, students from local school districts can start the process to attend another this upcoming fall. The deadline for open enrollment applications is March 29. The policy, started last school year, allows Klamath Falls City Schools students in sixth to 12th grade and Klamath County School District students in all grades to attend...
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Recap of Farm Expo’s first day

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Viewing the Basin’s Cory Edmondson visited the opening day of the 2013 Klamath Falls Farm Expo. He reports from the Klamath County Fairgrounds:
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Men safe after drift boat flips

MEDFORD, Ore. — Three fisherman in southern Oregon are safe after swimming to shore when their boat flipped on the Rogue River. The Jackson County sheriff’s office says their 16-foot drift boat flipped after it hit a rapid and then a tree on Wednesday. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Andrea Carlson says 58-year-old Mark Orsenkranz of Ashland, 63-year-old Dennis...
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Commissioners vote to withdraw from the KBRA

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to withdraw from the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement. The vote happened Tuesday during the commissioners meeting.  Two other signatories of the agreement — the Karuk Tribe and the Klamath Water Users Association — say the county can’t do that, because it is...
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Farm Expo kicks off

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Falls Farm Expo will take place at the Klamath County Fairgrounds today and tomorrow. The expo gives spectators an opportunity to learn more about agriculture in the Basin. Cory Edmondson – Viewing the Basin
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Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair choosing theme on Wednesday

TULELAKE, Calif. – More than 40 themes have been submitted for this summer’s Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair. Organizers are holding a contest regarding the theme for this year’s fair and are rewarding the chosen submission with a VIP parking pass. Theme ideas submitted include Farmers are our Future to RISE AND SHINE…It’s Fair Time! The Board...
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Medford brothers arrested for impersonating police

MEDFORD, Ore. — Twin brothers who co-own a Medford security business have been accused of impersonating police. Medford police say 29-year-olds Jason and Donald Libby were arrested last week in connection with the January incidents. Police say Jason Libby handcuffed a man who used the bathroom but did not bring any clothes to the...
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