Klamath Basin water task force to meet again today

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A task force working on an agreement for sharing scarce water in the Klamath Basin is not done with its work, and is likely to need a few more weeks. Participants report progress on the issues of securing low-cost power for irrigators and lowering the overall costs to be considered...
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Firefighters selling breast cancer awareness

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — During the month of October, fire fighters from Kingsley Field will swap their traditional blue t-shirts for pink ones in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Kingsley Field Fire Department is also going to make the t-shirts available for the public to buy. They’ll be downtown on Third...
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Second Settlement Day a success in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Courthouse held their second Settlement Day earlier this week. The courthouse filed almost 250 people through their doors on Tuesday, and managed to resolve over 100 cases. Settlement Day is a collaboration by District Attorney Rob Patridge and Klamath Defenders Services.  Patridge and his deputy district attorneys...
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Kingsley Field Suffers Loss of Guard Member over the weekend

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Members of the 173rd Fighter Wing are saddened by the news of Tech. Sgt. Ken Patsch’s death, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in an accidental fall in the Klamath River Canyon, near Keno, Ore. The accident is under investigation by the Klamath County Sherriff’s Office. Patsch was an engine mechanic in...
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Study shows snow pack melts faster in wildfire areas

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A new study shows that burned forest leftovers from Oregon’s wildfire seasons have made the snow pack melt faster. More snow fell in burned forests than in green ones, and then the snow melted off twice as fast in burned forests, and was gone 23 days earlier according to studies....
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State may tax electronic cigarettes

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Legislature is looking at whether to tax electronic cigarettes. The state Department of Revenue told House and Senate committees yesterday that there are currently no taxes on electronic cigarettes. E-cigarettes are becoming popular, as people are turning to them as alternatives to traditional cigarettes. Lawmakers are discussing a tax...
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Oregon’s minimum wage will go up in January

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s labor commissioner says the state’s hourly minimum wage is going up to $9.10 an hour in  January. That’s a 15-cent increase, up from $8.95. This makes Oregon’s minimum wage the second-highest in the country, behind Washington state. The increase is automatic and tied to the U.S. Labor Department’s Consumer Price...
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Hemp farmers won’t be stopped from growing their crops in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — People who want to grow hemp in Oregon for fiber and textile production say the federal decision not to challenge marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado is in their favor. The U.S. Attorney in Portland says their office won’t interfere with hemp production as long as the state has controls and...
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Klamath Chamber warns the public about Springhill Press maps

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Calls from Springhill Press selling advertising for a map have been going out to locals, and the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce wants you to know that they are not involved with the calls or Springhill Press. Springhill Press is telling callers they are working with the Chamber to sell...
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FDA gets over 200 calls about recalled Chobani yogurt

WASHINGTON — More than 200 people have filed complaints to federal authorities that they’ve gotten sick after eating Chobani yogurt. The Food and Drug Administration had taken 223 calls so far from the public. The agency hasn’t identified the source of illness yet, and the cause is still under investigation.
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