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Unemployment is down

Salem, Ore. – Unemployment is down in Oregon… from 7-point-three percent in November… to 7-percent even in December. It’s Oregon’s lowest unemployment rate since August of 2008 when the rate was 6-point-seven percent. Fewer people are looking for jobs in Klamath and Lake counties as well. 
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M.U.D. put on hold

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath Falls City Council last night got an earful from residents who do not want the city taking over Pacific Power. City officials have been looking into the feasibility of creating a municipal utility district in the hopes of saving money. Council Members last night voted to table the...
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OSP credits Klamath Falls man in rescue

Bend, Ore – Oregon State Police (OSP) is crediting a Klamath Falls man for rescuing a seriously injured driver following an early Sunday morning traffic crash along Highway 58 twelve miles west of Highway 97. On January 19, 2014 at 3:54 a.m., an OSP trooper was dispatched from Bend to a reported traffic crash...
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New bank coming to the basin

Oregon City, Ore. – You’ll soon have another banking option in the Basin. Lewis and Clark bank… based out of Oregon City… plans to open a branch in Klamath Falls within a year. The financial institution recently hired former South Valley Bank and Trust CEO Bill Castle to help with its expansion into Southern...
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Henley Elementary meeting

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Last May…voters in Klamath County approved a 31 million dollar bond to pay for updates to school buildings in the district… as well as a brand new building for Henley Elementary. You can see what that new building will look like at a meeting tomorrow night at Henley High School. It...
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M.U.D. meeting tonight

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Should the city of Klamath Falls get rid of the private sector power company and take on the responsibility of providing energy to the Klamath Basin? Tonight is your chance to weigh in on the matter. The city council holds a public hearing tonight at the Ross Ragland Theater. Doors...
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Gas prices are down

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The average price for a gallon of gasoline has dropped slightly in the State. According to the website Gasbuddy-dot-com. The price of gas is down about four cents a gallon from last week to 3.27 a gallon. That’s right about the same as the National Average. The state capital is...
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Rogue River contaminated with mercury

Grants Pass, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is considering adding the entire Rogue River to the growing list of water declared to be contaminated with mercury. The recently released findings could lead public health agencies to urge people to limit how much fish they eat from the river system. 
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Air quality warning

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The National Weather Service has issued an air quality warning for Klamath and Lake Counties due to some slow moving air and a high pressure system that’s trapping pollution. If you have allergies or other illnesses that effect your lungs… you’ll want to avoid spending too much time outside until...
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The nominations are out

Salem, Ore. – Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has submitted a list of nominations to fill state boards and commissions. None of the nominees were from Klamath or Lake Counties. The State Senate plans to hold confirmation hearings in February.
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