Oregon lawmakers call governor’s gun control initiatives “reckless”

John Day, Ore.– Oregon Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli from John day calls Governor Kate Brown’s new initiative to increase gun control in the state a “reckless attempt to politicize gun control. In a statement.” Ferriolli called on the governor to stop attacking the freedom and rights of law-abiding citizens through gun registries and...
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Storms spark more than a dozen small fires

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Recent storms rolling through the Basin have led to more than 75 lightening strikes… around 15 of those labeled as positive, meaning they could ignite a wildfire. One bolt of lightening did spark a small blaze in the Crater Lake National Park. There is a chance for thunderstorms over the next...
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Oregon GOP asks candidate to withdraw

Salem, Ore.– Oregon House Republicans are asking one of its candidates to withdraw from the upcoming elections after posting a picture of President Obama with a noose around his neck on social media. George “ onny” Yellot is running for Oregon House of Representatives in District 48.
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Inmate dies after being taken to a Salem-area hospital

Salem, Ore.– An inmate at the Oregon State Penitentiary has died. 27-year old James Howland was taken to a Salem-area hospital on Friday… where he died yesterday afternoon. He had been in prison for just under 2 years, on vehicle theft charges out of Marion County.
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Night flying exercises scheduled for this week

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Expect some activity up above starting tonight… The 173rd Fighter Wing starts four days of night flying exercises late this afternoon. The exercises are scheduled to start at 4 and run through 10PM. The majority of the training will take place in airspace east of Lakeview where pilots can fly without...
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Former Sky Lakes nurse pleads guilty to grandmother’s death

Bend, Ore.– A former Sky Lakes Medical Center nurse has pleaded guilty to 2nd degree manslaughter. 45-year old Angela Judd had admitted to a counselor that she smothered her 92-year old grandmother to death with a pillow on New Year’s Eve. A judge earlier this month rejected a motion to have the confession tossed...
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Patridge accepts City Manager job in Medford

Medford, Ore.– All that’s left now is a vote of approve from Medford’s city council, as Klamath County District Attorney has reportedly reached an agreement on a contract to take the job as Medford’s City Manager. The Mail Tribune is reporting that Rob Patridge has agreed to take the job, with a base salary...
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Klamath Falls man arrested for domestic assault

Klamath Falls, Ore.– 22-year old Jeffry Michael Vinson faces several charges, including Criminal mischief, domestic assault, and interfering with the victim trying to stop the victim from calling police. Investigators say a neighbor called 911 when they heard Vinson and a woman arguing at a home on Pleasant at around 2:20 Friday morning. Vinson...
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Initiative hopes to boost graduation rates in Oregon

Salem, Ore.– Oregon voters will the get the chance in November to decide whether high schools in the state should get extra money to help hike the state’s graduation rate. If approved, Oregon high schools would receive 800 dollars per year per student to pay for college-level or career-oriented courses, tutoring services, and other...
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Walden pushes for removal of wolves from endangered species list

Washington, D.C.– U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) says his plan to remove gray wolves from the federal endangered species list has been approved by the U.S. House by a vote of 223-201. “Oregon’s wolf population has grown by more than 40 percent, and yet we have this divided management strategy in the federal...
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