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Republicans Call for Investigation in Kitzhaber, Hayes

Salem, Ore.– A handful of Republican lawmakers in Salem are asking the Attorney General to investigate Governor John Kitzhaber and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes. An ethics committee is reviewing Hayes’ business dealings to see if she used her position as so-called first lady to gain private contracting work. Kitzhaber has said he will not...
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Chiloquin Man Charged in Assault, Attempted Murder

Klamath Falls, Ore.– An assault on Wednesday led to the arrest of a Chiloquin man who wanted on attempted murder charges. 26-year old Stephen Ray Sorenson, who goes by the name Steven Shubert, is accused of firing several rounds from a firearm last June, putting three people at risk for being injured. He’s also...
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Insurance Company Latest Hacking Target

Klamath Falls, Ore.– If you get your health insurance through Anthem… you may want to keep an extra close eye on your financial accounts. Officials with the health insurance company, formerly known as WellPoint, confirmed that their systems were hacked, with socials security numbers, names, birthdates, and other personal information stolen.
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Wind, Flood Advisories for Siskiyou, Lake, Klamath Counties

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A high wind warning is in effect for Lake and Klamath Counties…the national weather service is warning that we can expect to see winds gusting up to 55 miles an hour. Trucks driving on Highway 97 and 140 need to be extra cautious as those winds could push rigs around a...
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Second Hearing Scheduled for Man Charged with Child Sex Abuse

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man will be back in court on Monday after an initial hearing in Klamath County court yesterday afternoon. 18-year old Tayton Jack Leyva-Cunial was arrested by Oregon State police after a jury indicted him on four counts of sex abuse, as well as other charges related to the...
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Tax Donations Help Oregon’s Wildlife

Salem, Ore.– If you love all things wild, you can help support Oregon’s wildlife when you fill out your 2014 state tax return. Donate to the Nongame Wildlife Fund, Charitable Code 19, in the charitable check-off donation on your 2014 Oregon State tax return. Funds support 88 percent of the state’s wildlife that are...
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Funding Secured for Oregon Ports

Salem, Ore.– The ports in Bandon, Brookings, Gold Beach, Siuslaw, and Umpqua will be dredged thanks to a combined $4.15 million in federal funds secured through a collaborative effort by Governor Kitzhaber, Oregon’s congressional delegation and Oregon’s Coastal Caucus. Funding for the ports was eliminated from President Obama’s FY 2015 budget. Governor Kitzhaber wrote...
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Workers Rally for Fired Employee

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A rally yesterday at Walmart stores in Klamath Falls and in Medford.. aim to get a man his job back. Ismael Nunez said he’s worked at the Klamath Falls store for more than ten years as a stocker, then lost his job recently after trying to get co-workers to join him...
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Exotic Dancers Seek Legislation for Better Work Conditions

Salem, Ore.– Exotic dancers in Oregon have lawmakers on their side in their quest for better work conditions. Strippers generally work as independent contractors, so they don’t receive benefits, and they have little recourse to report mistreatment. A group of dancers has hired lobbyists to help push for mandatory health and safety standards.
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Oregonian Calls for Kitzhaber to Step Down

Salem, Ore.– As more and more information is revealed about so-called first lady Cylvia Hayes’ possibly unethical dealings, the editorial board of the Oregonian is calling for the recently re-elected Governor to step down, saying that John Kitzhaber’s fiancee has become a distraction. Kitzhaber says he has no intention of stepping down.
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