Oregonians paying 10 times more for prescription drugs

Oregonians have been paying 10 times more for name brand prescription drugs because drug manufacturers have managed to delay production of generics. This resulted in average delays of five years that left patients paying up to 33 times as much for brand names, according to a report released yesterday. Some of the drugs listed...
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Artist in residence show at Crater Lake this weekend

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Crater Lake National Park is celebrating the local art and artists that are in residence at the park this Saturday and Sunday. The art show features established and emerging artists the have captured the park in their artwork. The artist in residence program is funded by all the Oregonian drivers...
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Exploding targets outlawed in the forest as of this week

The Oregon Forest Service is reminding everyone that exploding targets are now outlawed on forest lands as of earlier this week. Exploding targets cause wildfires, and have been associated with at least five wildfires on National Forest System lands since 2012. Those fires which burned more than 15,000 acres and added up to $30...
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Crater Lake

Crater Lake no longer facing water problems from shut off

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Crater Lake National Park likely won’t have to bring in water this summer to supplement what they weren’t going to get after Klamath Tribes exercised their senior water rights. They received an exemption by the Oregon Water Resources Commission, and, to help the effort, the commercial operations on site are...
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Randy Travis suffers stroke after heart implant surgery, in critical condition

TEXAS — Randy Travis suffered a stroke after having a procedure on his heart in Texas. Travis received emergency surgery after the stroke to relieve pressure on his brain, and is now in critical condition. Travis was in a Texas hospital getting treatment for a heart problem when the stroke hit. He was admitted...
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South Korea resumes wheat buying in Pacific Northwest

PORTLAND, Ore. — South Korean flour mills will start buying soft white wheat from the Pacific Northwest. This is the first major break in frozen export sales since GMO wheat was found growing in an eastern Oregon field this spring. Korea is going to continue testing wheat shipments for the presence of transgenic material,...
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The American Red Cross in need of blood donations

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The American Red Cross is  in desperate need of platelet and blood donations. The organization issued an emergency request for donations because they were down about 10 percent in June, resulting in about 50,000 fewer donations than expected. The organization usually sees downturns in donations during the summer. Eligible donors,...
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Freedom to Marry

Group gives $250,000 for gay marriage initiative here in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — A national group that is working to legalize gay marriages in all states just gave a $250,000 to the fight here in Oregon. Freedom to Marry started in 2003 working to legalize gay marriage across the country, and gave the campaign here money to put a same-sex marriage initiative on the...
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Whooping cough outbreak declared in Klamath County

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. -The Oregon Health Authority and the Klamath County Health Department have determined that we have whooping cough outbreak here in Klamath Falls, and there have been 12 confirmed cases of the contagious bacteria reported in the county. This has struck local kids between the ages of 2 and 15 years out...
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Almost 30 pounds of heroin seized on I-5 near Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Two men were arrested last Friday morning after a traffic stop by Oregon State Police on I- 5 south of Ashland when a trooper found almost 30 pounds of heroin hidden in the trunk. The OSP trooper stopped a Ford van with California license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost...
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