Update: I-84 Should Re-open Tonight

As of late last night… one lane of East-bound traffic is now open on I-84 near Hood River. Both eastbound lanes and one West-bound lane was closed after a landslide last week. The road should be completely cleared by tonight.
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Merkley Visits with Klamath, Lakeview residents

Senator Jeff Merkley was in town over the weekend… meeting with constituents in Lakeview and Klamath Falls. Merkley heard concerns about the effects the drought will have on farmers, especially when water reserves in Basin reservoirs are being held back to protect endangered fish. Merkley said he’ll get involved in bringing in Federal resources...
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Meth Suspect Trial Scheduled

Klamath Falls, Ore.– One of the men arrested last year in a large-scale drug bust now has a court date. 25-year old Daniel Gonzalez-Herrera was one of about 50 people arrested in a crackdown on meth production and sales in Klamath County. At a hearing earlier this week, a trial date was set for May...
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Walden Requests Federal Probe into Cover Oregon

US Representative Greg Walden announced that he’s requested a Federal investigation into Cover Oregon. The on-line health care exchange was supposed to be up and running by October first, but Oregonians still cannot access it to sign up for health coverage.
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Merkley Holds Town Hall Meetings in Klamath, Lake Counties

Klamath Falls, Ore.– US Senator Jeff Merkley will be in town this weekend. He’s holding a public town hall meeting in Klamath Falls tomorrow at 9 in morning at the KCC student commons. And then in Lakeview at the Lakeview High School cafeteria. That gets underway at 1:30 in the afternoon. 
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Truck Crash on I-97 Yields $1 Million in Drugs

Sherman County, Ore.– At first it seemed like your common overturned semi-truck on Highway 97 early yesterday morning. But the company that towed the overturned truck contacted police when they discovered packages of meth, heroin, and cocaine worth more than a million dollars hidden among bell peppers. The driver, 53-year old Salvador Martinez-Perez from...
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Raptors Featured in Presentation at OIT

Klamath Falls, Ore.– You can learn more about raptors at a tomorrow morning at OIT. The school hosts a presentation, Raptors of the High Desert starting at 10:45 Saturday morning. You’ll see some of these magnificent birds up-close and learn the important role scavenger birds in our ecosystem. The program is free. Please do...
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Klamath Falls, Ore.– If you’re looking for something to do this holiday weekend, the Bureau of Land Management is tempting you to visit public lands. BLM is waiving their day-use fees Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
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I-84 Partly Closed Due to Mudslide

Hood River, Ore.–I-84 eastbound will remain closed from Troutdale (milepost 17) to exit 62 in Hood River through the weekend. One lane of I-84 westbound will remain open between Hood River and Troutdale; travelers should expect slow traffic, delays, backups and possible short-term highway closures until they get past the slide area. ODOT will staff...
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State Lawmakers Approve Silver Alert Program

You’ve heard of an Amber Alert, that notifies the community when a child is missing. Oregon Lawmakers today approved a Silver Alert program that will help law enforcement agencies alert the public when an elderly person or other vulnerable adult is reported missing. 
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