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Non-Profit to Close

Klamath Falls, Ore.– An organization that raises money for the Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuge is shutting its doors. Leslie Nicholson with the Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuge Association says the group’s non-profit gift store will close down at the end of the month due to new laws that make it impossible to keep the store staffed....
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House Passes Bill to Fund Child Abuse Treatment

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 2234 yesterday, a bill that works to get more money to help Oregon’s community-based Child Abuse Intervention Centers (CAIC). Current law does not cover the reimbursement of the centers for certain services and treatment, forcing them to make difficult decisions about how many children...
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Jail Levy Would Only Take What’s Needed

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It costs about 5-million dollars a year to run the Klamath County Jail… community leaders say the money isn’t always there, and that’s a problem. A new proposed tax levy will be up for a vote in May… a maximum 1-dollar 14 cents per thousand dollars of assessed value… but Todd Kepple with the...
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Judge Rules Oracle Case to Stay in State Courts

Salem, Ore.– A key court victory for Oregon yesterday in its battle against Oracle. A U.S. District Judge has rejected Oracle’s attempt to have the case tried in Federal court. There are actually two lawsuits in play… Oregon has sued the company, accusing its executives of corruption— that’s the case that will stay in a Marion...
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Modoc County DA Asks Courts for Sheriff’s Files

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Modoc County’s District Attorney has filed a request with Modoc Superior Court in attempt to force Sheriff Mike Poindexter to provide information about a case involving alleged excessive force by a police officer. According to a story in the Record News, the DA’s office says they have evidence that a Deputy assaulted a...
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Basin Residents Targeted as Part of National IRS Scam

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A federal investigator says fake IRS agents have targeted more than 166-thousand people with harassing phone calls, demanding payments and threatening jail time. It’s part of a huge, nation-wide scam that’s bilked more than 3-thousand people out of 15.5 million dollars since 2013, including victims here in the Sound. IRS investigators...
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Washingtonians Don’t Understand Pot Laws

Seattle, Wash.– A recent University of Washington study shows that many Washingtonians still don’t understand the specifics of the state’s new law that legalizes marijuana. The U-W research was published in Substance Use & Misuse, and showed that only 57 percent of Washington parents surveyed knew the legal age for recreational pot use. And...
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Dancers Seeking Equal Safety Regs

Salem, Ore.– A group of exotic dancers were in Salem yesterday to tell lawmakers about the hazards they face on the job. Officials with the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration, or O-OSHA, confirmed that the agency rarely inspects strip clubs for safety violations. Dancers are considered contractors, and club operators don’t provide health...
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Biofuels Meeting Tonight

Lakeview, Ore.– Should a biofuels company be allowed to build a refinery in Lake County? Red Rock Biofuels wants to do just that… construct a 200-million dollar plant to produce fuel under the US Department of Defense Protection Act. In order to do that, the company needs an air quality permit from the DEQ,...
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Jackson County Voters Approve Pot Tax

Medford, Ore.– Voters in Jackson County yesterday overwhelming approved a measure in a special election yesterday to tax medical AND recreational marijuana in incorporated parts of the county. The problem is whether they CAN. State-wide, voters approved Measure 91 in November to legalize recreational pot in the state, but the law doesn’t open the...
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