Foreclosures down in July

The amount of homes in foreclosure fell in July in Oregon, as well as across the country. Oregon’s foreclosure inventory fell half a percentage point from a year earlier to 2.7 percent. The nationwide foreclosure inventory fell one percentage point to 2.4 percent over the same period.
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Phone lines backed up for hours at Oregon’s unemployment call centers

SALEM, Ore. — The phone lines have been backed up for hours at Oregon’s unemployment call centers, and callers are waiting as long as 3 1/2 hours to hear a human voice. Oregon officials are urging people to use the online or automated systems instead because there are only so many phone lines piping...
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Marijuana advocates moving forward with legalization initiative

SALEM, Ore. — Marijuana legalization advocates say Thursday’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice gives momentum to legalization efforts in Oregon. Organizers are moving ahead with plans to get a legalization initiative on the 2014 ballot in Oregon. The memo released this week by the U.S. Department of Justice laid out new “enforcement...
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Oregon spotted frog may be listed as threatened

SALEM, Ore. — Because of a lawsuit settlement with a conservation group, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking at protecting the Oregon spotted frog as a threatened species. A final determination is expected in a year. The Oregon spotted frog was common from British Columbia to Northern California, but farmland and housing...
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Second person of interest wanted in Chiloquin murder investigation

CHILOQUIN, Ore. — A second person is being sought in the investigation of the murder of Cheng Sio Saechao in Chiloquin. 32 year old James Collins, who also goes by the nickname “Cowboy,” has been named as a person of interest and  the Major Crime Team Task Force needs your help finding him.  Collins...
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Klamath Community College putting bond measure on November ballot

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Comunity College has decided to move forward with a bond measure on the November ballot. At their August meeting the Klamath Community College Board of Education approved a resolution to put a $9.85 million bond before voters in the November 5, 2013 election. The bond, when combined with $7.85...
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Avian botulism killing birds at Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The drought is taking a toll on waterfowl in the Klamath Falls region. Thousands of ducks are dying from a disease called avian botulism on the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge due to overcrowded marshes. Current water management plans don’t allow for any to flow into Lower Klamath Lake refuge...
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Geothermal plant one step closer to coming to Klamath Falls

A local geothermal project is one step closer to being built in the basin. Entiv Organic Energy made an announcement earlier this week that they are moving forward construction permits on the Klamath Hills project just south of Klamath Falls. The geothermal plant would be on private land that would be leased by Entiv...
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Suspect in Chiloquin murder turns himself in

CHILOQUIN, — A suspect in a murder in Chiloquin that Klamath County Sheriff’s had been on the look out for turned himself in for questioning yesterday. David Guy Mogelburg turned himself in and has been arrested for murder and arson in the Second Degree relating to the death of 28 year old Cheng Sio...
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Schools opting out of National School Lunch Program

WASHINGTON — After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program. The complaint many students didn’t want to eat the meals chock full of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and that the cafeterias were losing money. Federal officials don’t have exact numbers, but are...
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