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Klamath County Approves Moratorium on Dispensaries

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Commissioners yesterday gave unanimous approval to a motion to impose a one-year moratorium on marijuana dispensaries in the county. The county heard testimony both for and against the moratorium at its meeting yesterday. Commissioners say they want to take time to review possible regulations they would need to adopt...
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Three Arrested after Stabbing, Chase

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A stabbing yesterday morning led to a manhunt and police chase yesterday. Three men were arrested after a chase that stopped and started several times and police and deputies pulled back due to safety concerns. According to a press release from the Klamath Falls Police Department, Seth Hernandez, Keith Jackson, and...
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Oregon Ed Department Consider Teacher Evaluation Strategies

Salem, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Education is prepared to submit a proposal to start rating teachers in the state based on the progress their students make in the classroom, basing that improvement on test scores. Other factors will also be taken into consideration. The state has until May first to submit an evaluation...
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County Unemployment Shows Slow Job Growth

Klamath Falls, Ore.– According to county numbers released yesterday, Klamath County saw no change in unemployment from February to March, holding steady at 9.7 percent. That’s down from year ago when it was more than 11 percent. Lake County’s March numbers worsened, with 10 percent of its workforce unemployed, up from 9.7 percent in...
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Klamath County Commissioners Hold Public Hearing on Moratorium

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Commissioners are expected to give final approval to an ordinance that would impose a one-year moratorium on marijuana dispensaries in the county. The city of KFalls has already passed regulations approving dispensaries in city limits, but county officials want to hold off for now. A final public hearing on...
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Woman Dies After being Struck by Car

Sprague River, Ore.– One man is in custody, charged with 2nd degree manslaughter and DUII after hitting and killing a woman in Sprague River last night. Klamath County Deputies responded to a report of a woman being run over on Rosewood Lane. 62-year old Barbara Lynn Malo died at the scene. 23-year old Joseph...
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Wyden Meets with Constituents

Klamath Falls, Ore.– State Senator Ron Wyden was in Klamath Falls this weekend, touting the success of the Upper Klamath Basin Water Agreement, and promising to provide the same leadership to ensure the completion of the Pacific Connector natural gas pipeline. Wyden met with constituents Saturday at KCC, and also discussed the need to...
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Murder Case Scheduled for Grand Jury

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The case of a Klamath Falls man accused of shooting and killing his co-worker last week is expected to go before a Grand Jury this week. 58-year old James Harold Forshee was arrested Thursday, accused of killing Emery Connor, a mechanical engineer at BNSF Railway where both men worked. The DA is...
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ODFW Public Meetings Scheduled for KFalls, Lakview

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hosts a series of public meetings around the state in early May to hear public comment on proposals for big game, game bird, and furbearer hunting and trapping seasons. Meetings are set for Lakeview May 6, 2014, at 6:00 pm, at the Eagles Lodge, 27...
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National Parks Week Kicks Off

Crater Lake, Ore.– US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel was in Oregon this weekend. Jewell took part in Friday’s signing of the Upper Klamath Basin Water Agreement, but took some time out on Saturday to have some fun at Crater Lake– kicking off National Parks Week. Entrance fees are free at National Parks...
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