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OSP headquarters closed by suspicious package

SALEM, Ore. — A suspicious package sent by U.S. mail forced an evacuation of the Oregon State Police General Headquarters in Salem Thursday afternoon. Authorities also closed Capitol Street while the evacuation took place. About 600 people are employed there and the building reopened after 4 p.m.
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Bill could lead to university leadership independence

A vote next month could determine the leadership fate of Oregon University System institutions. Sen. Mark Hass of Beaverton says a Special Committee on University Governance has taken too long determining how independent governing boards would operate and asked for a final draft of legislation to be ready for approval by early October. An...
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Barry Point Fire Tour: Initial Response

This week, Viewing the Basin’s Cory Edmondson joined about 50 others on a tour of the area scorched by last month’s Barry Point Fire. In his continuing review of the fire’s damage, Cory discusses the initial response to the blaze. In the first weekend in August, a lightning storm sparked a fire in Lake county....
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USDA holds meeting on Hispanic, women discrimination claims

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture held a meeting Wednesday at the Oregon Institute of Technology to inform about a new claims process. The USDA’s Vicki Walker was on-hand to answer procedural questions from potential claimants like Gail Lennon of Lookout, Calif. Her reason for attending was: Lennon and her husband were...
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Community Public Safety meeting Thursday

The Community Public Safety Advisory Committee meets Thursday afternoon at Klamath Falls City Hall. On the agenda, the committee will discuss their October through December work plan as well as reviewing the progress of their work groups including fire and ambulance and law enforcement. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. and is scheduled for...
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Woman in Summit Lake drowning identified

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Oregon State Police have released the name of the drowning victim from a Monday incident at Summit Lake. 21-year-old Charlene Ho of San Francisco, Calif. was found face down in the water by her friends after they returned from a swim to a nearby island. Ho was not able to...
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Poor snow pack contributed to Barry Point fire

LAKE COUNTY, Ore. — More information is being released about the after effects of the Barry Point fire that burned through Lake County and California’s Modoc County after starting August 6 by lightning. About 93,000 torched acres and a month later, crews contained the wildfire. Forest Supervisor Fred Way says the area was in the state’s...
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USDA in Klamath Falls to offer discrimination information

The United States Department of Agriculture is holding a meeting Wednesday in Klamath Falls for women and hispanic farmers and ranchers who may have faced discrimination when seeking department funds in the past. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. this morning at Oregon Tech’s west auditorium and it will cover the voluntary claims process...
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Oregon State Police investigates Klamath Co. drowning

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the death of a 21-year old University of Oregon student from San Francisco, California on Monday afternoon at Summit Lake southwest of Crescent Lake in Klamath County. The victim’s name is released in this update news release. Information from the investigation indicates on the afternoon...
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Tour of the Barry Point Fire aftermath

Early Monday morning at the Lakeview Ranger District Office, the community was invited for a tour of the Barry Point Fire. Full story audio from Viewing the Basin A 50-passenger bus was loaded with people interested in the aftermath from the Barry Point fire. Forest Supervisor Fred Way says the tour was from the Lakeview Stewardship...
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