OLCC measure

Salem, Ore. –  (AP) A bill to maintain Oregon’s state liquor monopoly but allow sales in large grocery stores has some legislators worried. The measure comes from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. It’s billed as a hybrid that doesn’t go as far the privatization that grocery chains want. The grocers are working on a...
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Coyote killing contest this weekend

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A coyote killing contest is scheduled this weekend in Eastern Oregon. The Bend Bulletin reports the event near Burns is called the JMK Coyote Hunt, and this year’s event is the eighth. Last year, 20 teams of hunters killed nearly 150 coyotes. Oregon doesn’t regulate coyote hunting. Sponsors say contests...
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Lawmakers grill Cover Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — State lawmakers grilled the leader of Oregon’s troubled health insurance exchange about whether Cover Oregon’s technology and reputation can ever recover from widespread problems with its online enrollment system. Several Republican lawmakers asked if it’s time to drop Cover Oregon and have the federal government run Oregon’s exchange instead, as it does for 36 other states. Cover Oregon’s acting...
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Local company aides in search

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The bodies of all five victims of a December plane crash have been recovered from the mountains of central Idaho. Valley County Coroner Nathan Hess tells the Idaho Statesman that the last of the victims was recovered Wednesday afternoon. The wreckage from the Dec. 1 crash was located Friday by...
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Blood drive today

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Human Bean Coffee stand on Washburn Way today from 10-2p, the Red Cross’s need for blood is at a peak right now, as donations are low.
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H1N1 outbreak

Yreka, Ca. – There have been 72 individuals presenting at Dignity Health/Mercy Mt. Shasta’s emergency department over the last month with influenza like illnesses. Fairchild Medical Center reports 100 individuals presented at their emergency department in the last two weeks with influenza like illnesses.  Unfortunately, Siskiyou County has had four deaths from influenza including...
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Klamath Ag Day

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Yesterday’s Klamath Ag Day, proved to be very informative for area farmers and ranchers. The day started with a Beef Quality Assurance certification program. One attendee said it was real good information, very common sense information. That was followed by the RMA regional agent Dave Paul speaking on crop insurance....
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VA office violates worker safety codes

White City, Ore. – Federal inspectors have found 17 violations of worker safety codes at a Veterans Affairs medical facility in Southern Oregon. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said yesterday that 10 of the violations at the Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics in White City are serious. A.J. Reid, acting director of...
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Grant application discrepancies puts Siskiyou County funds in jeopardy

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ca. — An audit of a grant awarded to Siskiyou County for law enforcement in 2009 may have to be paid back by the county, due to discrepancies found in the grant application. The Office of the Inspector General found several issues with the application, including crime data that may have been...
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Klamath Falls City Schools give Fairview Elementary to the YMCA

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore, — The Klamath Falls City Schools board of directors voted last night to turn over the keys to vacant Fairview Elementary School to the YMCA to use as an extension location for their facilities. The school, which closed last year, will likely house the YMCA’s daycare services and athletic programs. The...
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