Second GOP Candidate for Governor Enters Race

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The Presidential race may be getting much of the national attention… but we’ve got another Governor’s race on our plate here in Oregon. GOP gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce stopped in Klamath Falls recently… meeting with local voters trying to drum up support in advance of next November’s special election to permanently replace Governor...
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Beach’s Jewelers Plans to Close Shop

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Sitting down to pick out an engagement or wedding band at Beach’s Jewelers is a right of passage in Klamath Falls that will end early next year. Dan and Susan Beach are getting ready to retire from the diamonds and gold business… after more than 60 years of serving customers in Klamath...
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ODFW Issues Overview of November Klamath County Wolf Depredation

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Wolves West of 395 are still listed as endangered under the Federal Endangered Species Act, even though Oregon wildlife officials have delisted the animal on its state protections list. Still, at least one wolf has caused some damage to Cattle in Klamath County… and officials with the Oregon Department of Fish...
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Oregon Parks Wave Parking Fees on Black Friday

Salem, Ore.–  Taking its cue from REI, Oregon State Parks is waving its 5-dollar day use parking fee on Black Friday. The outdoor supplies retailer declared that they’re not opening their stores on the busiest shopping day of the year… because they want to give their workers the time off to go play outside. 26...
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Gun Rights Club Claims UofO Student Government is Discriminating

Eugene, Ore.–  A group of students at the University of Oregon say the college’s student government is discriminating against them. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education is getting involved, after the school’s student president said the reason Young Americans for Liberty were denied their request for funds to hold a poker event is...
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Governor Brown Releases 15,000 Kitzhaber Emails

Salem, Ore.–  Governor Kate Brown yesterday released another 15-thousand pages of former Governor John Kitzhaber’s emails. responded to Freedom of Information Act requests… and released more emails from former Governor John Kitzhaber’s administration—more than 15-thousand pages. No archived emails from one of Kitzhaber’s personal gmail accounts have been released, because they’re part of an active lawsuit....
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Half of Small Oregon Town’s Police Force Placed on Leave

Stanford, Ore. –  The 4-man police force in the tiny town of Stanford Oregon… just south of Hermiston… has been cut back to two, after the police chief and his second-in-command were placed on administrative leave while being investigated for allegedly breaking the law. According to The Oregonian… Police Chief Bryon Zumwalt is accused of confiscating a...
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HazMat Teams Train for Certification

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  There are just 13 regional HazMat Emergency Response Teams in the state of Oregon… and one of them is in Klamath County. During the next 3-and-a half weeks… eight members of the crew at Fire District One will be working to complete 160 hours of intensive training to earn their certification...
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School Safety Task Force Makes Recommendations

Salem, Ore.–  A task force charged with finding ways to improve the safety of Oregon students… has compiled a list of recommendations. The Oregon Task Force on School Safety released its ideas yesterday, which included creating a database of school floor plans, establishing a threat assessment system to identify students who could become violent, and...
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Mallams Faces Four Challengers for Commission Seat

Klamath Falls, Ore–  Four people have filed to challenge Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams for his seat. Mallams has come under fire for his stance on marijuana dispensaries in the County… even though all three county commissioners have voted against allowing dispensaries in county limits. Klamath Falls residents Lyncho Ruiz, James Williamson, Carl Pfeiffer,...
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