Allergies in Oregon worst in the United States

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Have your allergies been bothering you lately? Well, it’s likely because Klamath Falls has some of the highest pollen counts in the US. Eugene actually has the worst pollen problem in the US, but Klamath Falls isn’t far behind with pollen levels in the medium to high range most of...
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Klamath County Museum has a new curator

The Klamath County Museum has a new curator. Niles Reynolds has been named curator of collections at the Klamath County Museums system. Reynolds, who grew up in Alturas, will be responsible for preserving and organizing materials at all three public museums owned and operated by Klamath County. The museum is having a reception and...
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$10,000 reward offered in Cave Junction Post Office fire

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Oregon State Police and U.S. Postal Inspection Service are working together to investigate the cause of a suspicious fire last Thursday morning that caused extensive damage to the U.S. Post Office in Cave Junction, Oregon. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information...
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Kansas farmer suing Monsanto for GMO wheat dicovery in Oregon

WITCHITA, Ks. –  A farmer in Kansas is suing Monsanto because of the GMO wheat found on an Oregon wheat farm. The lawsuit claims the company was grossly negligent and hurt U.S. growers by driving down wheat prices and causing some international markets to suspend some wheat imports. Ernest Barnes, who farms 1,000 acres...
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No fireworks or exploding targets allowed in Oregon due to fire season

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Fire season has started in Oregon, and The Bureau of Land Management wants to remind everyone that fireworks and exploding targets are not allowed in the state. If you’re caught lighting off fireworks or using exploding targets on BLM-managed lands, you can be fined up to $1,000, be sent to...
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Townsend Farms frozen fruit recalled

PORTLAND, Ore. — A frozen fruit manufacturer in Oregon is recalling a berry product that’s linked to a hepatitis A outbreak in five Western states. Townsend Farms sold 332,000 packages of their product called Organic Antioxidant Blend through Costco stores nationwide. It also shipped to an East Coast  chain. So far, 34 people in...
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Phone scam hits Klamath Falls, and other local counties

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — If a British sounding person calls and asks for money, and says they’re from the DEA, don’t believe them. Local authorities say a phone scam that has been reported in Klamath, Modoc, and Siskiyou counties with that description has been attempting to rob people of their hard earned cash. Law...
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Bill will make it illegal to smoke in car with kids

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Legislature has approved a bill that would make it a crime to smoke in a car with kids. The House approved the bill in a 43-15 vote on yesterday. It now goes to the Governor. The bill would prohibit drivers from smoking in cars if a person under 18...
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Scientists form opinion on Klamath Basin water

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Federal scientists have a plan for balancing water in the Klamath Basin between fish and farms in a way that won’t harm salmon and other fish protected by the Endangered Species Act. A biological opinion was formed on Monday for operations on the Klamath Project. The Bureau of Reclamation says...
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Oregon scientist stirs controversy over stem cell study

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon scientist is caused uproar in the medical community with his plans to harvest human embryonic stem cells for use in future treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other conditions. The controversy is that Shoukhrat Mitalipov’s methods are similar to the ones one would use to create human clones. In fact,...
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