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Oregon Tied for 23rd in Domestic Violence-Related Deaths

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Oregon ranks 23rd… tied  with Minnesota toward the bottom of the list of states with the highest rates of women killed at the hands of men. According to the latest report released today by the Violence Policy Center, 16 women were murdered by males in Oregon in 20-13, the most recent year...
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Warner Creek Celebrates 10 Years

Lakeview, Ore.– In a ceremony last Thursday, Sept. 10, staff and community members celebrated the tenth anniversary of Warner Creek Correctional Facility in Lakeview. The day opened with a flag ceremony by the Department of Corrections Honor Guard, followed by remarks from Superintendent Steve Brown, former Lake County Commissioner Kit Collins, DOC Deputy Director...
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More Jobs, More Unemployed in Oregon

Salem, Ore.– Oregon employers added another 44-hundred jobs to the payroll last month… but the added jobs did nothing to better the state’s unemployment rate. According to number released today by the Oregon Employment Department… August’s unemployment rate was 6.1 percent… up two percentage points from July… but still lower than it was last year at this time....
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Lawmaker Considers Bill to Ban Tax-payer-Funded Sex Change for Teens

Salem, Ore,– Late last year, the Oregon Health Authority’s Health Evidence Review Commission adopted a policy allowing children 15 years and older to access gender reassignment surgery. This surgery – as well as cross-hormone therapy and puberty-suppressing drugs – are available and would be paid for by taxpayers through the Oregon Health Plan. What’s...
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Sheriff Booked on Misdemeanor Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– He’s still on the job…despite being indicted on 9 misdemeanor charges last week. The attorney for the Klamath County Peace Officer’s Association tells the Herald and News that they had hoped Klamath County sheriff Frank Skrah would have placed himself on administration leave after the indictments were handed down last week....
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Klamath County Sheriff Indicted on Nine Counts

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Grand Jury has indicted Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah on nine criminal charges. According to a press release from the Klamath County Board of Commissioners, the exact charges have not yet been released. Commissioner Kelley Minty Morris expressed concern for Sheriff Skrah and his family, acknowledging that they must be...
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Earthquake Prep Show Comes to Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) in partnership with Josephine, Jackson and Klamath counties is scheduled to present a series of free earthquake preparation presentations by OEM Geologic Hazards Coordinator Althea Rizzo. Large earthquakes and tsunamis can happen in Oregon with more than 41 Cascadia earthquakes in the last 10,000...
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Bikes-Only Event Scheduled for Crater Lake

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Crater Lake National Park will close down to cars during two Saturdays this month. The annual event allows walkers and bicyclists the chance to ride and walk along East Rim Drive without having to dodge cars and trucks. But don’t expect it to be a solitary ride if you’re planning to...
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Salmonella Deaths Linked to Cucumbers

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Two deaths have been linked to salmonella in cucumbers from Mexico. The cukes are distributed by Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce out of San Diego. The women who died after eating the cucumbers were in California and Texas. 
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Courts Approve Haggen Request to Borrow Cash

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A bankruptcy court has given grocery store Haggen the green light to borrow some cash as it tries to restructure itself under Chapter 11 protections. The Bellingham based grocery chain can borrow up to $215-million to help pay off creditors and try to regain some stable financial footing. Haggen bought more...
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