State Lawmakers Consider Updating Ethics Rules

Salem, Ore.– Representative Julie Parrish (R-Tualatin/West Linn) on Monday introduced a comprehensive Ethics and Campaign Reform Agenda, which seeks to revise Oregon’s antiquated ethics laws and provide for more accountability from candidates and elected officials. Rep. Parrish’s reform efforts aim to strengthen campaign finance laws, hold candidates for office accountable for false advertising, clearly...
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Senator Knopp Invites Residents to Join Committees

Salem, Ore.– Senator Tim Knopp (R-Bend) issued an open invitation for a new initiative to increase citizen involvement with the legislative process. Senator Knopp’s Email Citizen Legislative Advisory Committees are issue-based groups made up of Oregonians interested in bills in the Oregon Legislature this session. “The purpose of the citizen advisory committees are to...
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Klamath Falls Selects New Police Chief

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The new police chief for the Klamath Falls Police Department is David Henslee, according to a press release from the city. Henslee is currently a Captain at the Corvallis Police Department, where he’s worked since 1993. He’s an OSU grad, and also graduated from the FBI Academy. Henslee was selected from...
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Kitzhaber Announces Resignation

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber released the following statement today. I am announcing today that I will resign as Governor of the State of Oregon.  It is not in my nature to walk away from a job I have undertaken – it is to stand and fight for the cause.  For that reason I apologize to...
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Kitzhaber Denies Rumors He Plans to Resign

Salem, Ore.– Governor John Kitzhaber met with reporters last night, trying to do damage control after a day of rumors that he planned to resign in the midst of growing allegations surrounding his live-in fiancee, Cylvia Hayes. The rumors were fueled by news that Secretary of State Kate Brown had cut short her trip...
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Lunch Walk Promotes Fitness

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Get Fit at Lunch… it’s a new program from the Oregon Parks and Rec Department and Sky Lakes Wellness Center that gets started today. Meet at 12:10 at the OC&E office behind Papa Murphy’s every Tuesday and Thursday for a 40-minute group walk. The event is free and open to all...
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Lock Doors to Thwart Theft

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Lock your car doors… Klamath Falls residents have reported a rash of car break-ins in Klamath County over the past two weeks. Items stolen include money and electronics… sometimes even the vehicle itself is taken and later abandoned. The best way to protect yourself from a crime of convenience… is to...
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4 Million Acres Rehabilitated for Sage Grouse

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A new report released today show how members of the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s Sage Grouse Initiative have worked to restore more than 4-million acres of land, inhabited by the bird in Oregon and several other Western states. The US Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to make a decision later...
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Keno Man Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police arrested a Keno man Tuesday night on several sex abuse charges. 35-year old Kevin Earl Bristow is accused of molesting two girls under the age of 12. Police say DHS workers let them know what was going on. Bristow is being held on 250-thousand dollars bail.
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Four Arrested after Deer Poaching Investigation

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers in Deschutes and Klamath Counties have arrested four people in connection with a Mule Deer Poaching investigation.  In Mid-December 2014, Senior Troopers Hayes and Bean received information that Gene A. Parsons, 37, of La Pine, had been involved in the illegal killing of a...
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