Unions Promise to Drop Legislation in Exchange for Cooperation

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The nurses union in Oregon recently published a list of what it calls the most expensive hospitals in the state… and Sky Lakes was among those at the top. A recent Wall Street Journal story shows that the SEIU has plans to target non-union hospitals with cost-controlling legislation unless the hospitals...
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Basin Unemployment Shows Signs of Promise

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Unemployment fell slightly in February to 8.6 percent compared to January of this year. Lake County also so fewer people collecting unemployment, with the county-wide unemployment rate dropping .4 percent, down to 8.5 percent. State-wide… Harney County saw the biggest improvement in employment last over the past 12-months, with its unemployment...
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Nursery Fire Ruled an Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Tuesday’s fire at a tree seedling plant in Klamath Falls has been ruled accidental. Investigators with Klamath County Fire District one say an extension cord to a water heater overheated, sparking the blaze. The fire caused about750-thousand dollars in damage to the building, about 100-thousand dollars in other losses. No one...
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Warriors beat Blazers to clinch first division title since 1976

PORTLAND, Ore. — The music was turned up in the locker room and the mood was festive, but Golden State didn’t overdo the celebration of the team’s first division title in 39 years. These Warriors aren’t done yet. “We might be a little subdued, but I think everybody is proud of what we’ve done....
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Man Charged in Wife’s Stabbing

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man was arrested over the weekend, accused of stabbing his wife several times. 28-year old Shefiron Lavelle Seamsters is charged with attempted murder and assault, along with weapons charges. A judge yesterday set bail at 250-thousand dollars. As of this morning, Seamsters was still behind bars. If he posts bail, he...
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RECALL: Amy’s Kitchen Frozen Foods

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Amy’s Kitchen, Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 73,897 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the products identified on Attachment A. This recall is based on a recall notice from one of Amy’s organic spinach suppliers that Amy’s may have received organic spinach with the possible presence of Listeria...
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Education Budget Debated in Salem

Salem, Ore.– The education budget will be front and center in Salem today as lawmakers haggle over priorities. School officials are asking for an increase of 265-million dollars this year, saying without the extra money, schools will have to shorten the education calendar, and increase class sizes. As it stands, the state’s school budget...
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Oregon Exchange Has New Leader

Salem, Ore.– Oregon’s Health Insurance marketplace has a new administrator. Berri Leslie will take over management of the exchange starting April 1st. Shortly after that… on June 30th… the marketplace management offices will be relocated to the Department of Consumer and Business Services offices in Salem
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VINE Sends Out False Notifications

Salem, Ore.– Crime victims in the state may have incorrectly received notices late last week regarding the person responsible for committing the crime. The Victim Information and Notification Everyday system experienced a technical glitch on Friday, and set out notifications it shouldn’t have.
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Help Available for Tax Preparation

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Don’t look now… but you have just a little over three weeks left to get your taxes filed. If you need help getting your taxes done, take all your forms and your previous year’s tax returns to the Klamath County Library on Wednesday. From 3pm to 7pm they’ll have representatives from...
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