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Beware: Fake Cash Being Passed at Local Businesses

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls businesses are warning others to be aware of Counterfeit bills being used to pay for purchases in the area. The owner of a Klamath Falls restaurant posted photos on social media this week of a bogus 20 that was used to pay for a meal. The bank caught when processing...
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Chiloquin Salon Vandalized

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  When the owner of Attitudes Salon arrived at her business yesterday morning, she was greeted with the evidence that she had been the victim of a crime. The glass door to the Chiloquin salon had been shattered. Some merchandise and equipment stolen. The Herald and News reports that the store was...
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Planned Parenthood Endorse Gov. Brown

Salem, Ore.–  Planned Parenthood of Oregon is hoping Governor Kate Brown is re-elected next year. The organization has endorsed the acting governor in her bid to keep the post. Brown was second in command… until earlier this year when former Governor John Kitzhaber stepped down just weeks after being inaugurated into his fourth term. 
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Vital Records Fees Increase January 1st

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Starting January first… it’ll cost you more to get copies of a birth certificate and other vital records in Oregon. Fees for Oregon vital records, including birth, death, and marriage certificates, will be 25 dollars next year… a 5 dollar increase. The Oregon Health Authority’s Center for Health Statistics says the fees are...
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Recreational Pot Referendum Makes it to the Ballot

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  A measure that aims to allow the sale of recreational marijuana in Klamath County has gathered enough petition signatures to get on the May ballot. According to a press release from the Klamath County Clerk’s office. The referendum need 914 qualified signatures to qualify for the ballot. Supporters of the measure...
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Unemployment Drops to 5.7 in November

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  State-wide unemployment in Oregon dropped to 5.7 percent during November… that’s down from 6 percent in October. Payroll in the state grew by about 96-hundred jobs last month, the largest monthly gain in 19 years. It’s a much rosier picture than we were looking at a year ago, when 6.8 of...
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No ETA for Re-opening Highway 138E

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Road crews from ODOT and linemen from Pacific Power are working overtime to get Oregon Highway 138 back open, after more than 100 trees fell onto power lines and onto the highway. Crews are dealing with cold, slick conditions as they try cutting paths through the snow so utility rigs can...
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Five Challenging Mallams for Commissioner Seat

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Another person has added their name to the growing list of candidates hoping to win a seat on the County Commission. Position 1 is up for re-election  next year, and Michael Sean Manion will be one of five challenging incumbent Tom Mallams. Manion has deep roots to the Basin, as the son...
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Oregon Hospitals Lose Medicare Payments Over Safety Concerns

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Nine hospitals in Oregon will be docked one percent of their Medicare payments next year because of safety issues. Federal regulators said the hospitals’ infection rates among patients… along with other safety factors were higher than the national standards. It’s the second year that Medicare officials have dinged hospitals under the Affordable Care...
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Merkley Pleased with Climate Change Agreement

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Senator Jeff Merkley was in Paris over the weekend, helping to fashion what some are calling a historic climate change agreement that’s expected to have far-reaching effects in Oregon and along the West Coast. Merkley said the partnership with other nations will help accelerate research and keep driving down the cost...
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