GMO discovery hampers Oregon’s wheat harvest

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s wheat harvest is getting ready to kick off this week, but farmers want to see something resolved in the GMO wheat investigation in easternOregon. Japan and South Korea, the two main buyers of soft white wheat grown in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, have already stopped buying our wheat.  Neither  country...
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Klamath Falls man found after disappearing into the woods

A Klamath Falls man that got into an argument with his girlfriend on Thursday, and then walked into the woods off the side of the road and disappeared, was located on Saturday afternoon. Scott Harrington wandered off into the woods near the Surveyor Mountain and Buck Mountain area off Highway 66 area wearing only...
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Fatal traffic accident on Highway 140 West of Lakeview

Lakeview, Ore. – A 79-year old Lakeview-area woman died Friday night following a two-vehicle traffic crash on Highway 140W about five miles west of Lakeview. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers from the Lakeview office are continuing the investigation.  According to Sergeant Steve Yates, on June 28, 2013 at approximately 7:15 p.m., a 2001 Volkswagen Bug driven by...
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Death of man on roadside in MacDoel called suspicious

MACDOEL, Ca. — Authorities are calling the death of a man found in MacDoel on the side of the road Tuesday suspicious. The 42 year old white man was found about 7 miles south of MacDoel in a turnout in the road. Because of the way the body was found, there is the possibility...
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Car thefts on the rise in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — Look out some one wants to steal your car! 10,340 cars were stolen in Oregon last year, an 11.5 % increase from 2011. The most stolen cars were in Salem, where 1,177 vehicles were snagged, up 60 percent from the year before. Portland drivers reported 7,485 car thefts, up 11.5 percent...
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Klamath Community College Board of Education approves next year’s budget

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Community College Board of Education unanimously approved the college’s budget for next year. The meeting on Tuesday confirmed money for new programs, facilities renovation and additional faculty and staff. The budget was approved, and the cost of tuition will stay the same at $83 per credit. KCC is...
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Thieves make scam phone calls to Pacific Power customers

Someone is making scam phone calls on behalf of Pacific Power. Pacific Power officials say that thieves are calling customers, and telling them they have to pay a special meter charger, or they’re going to be shut off. The caller also instructs them to call a number to make the payment, or get a...
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Gas prices drop in the U.S.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — If you’re heading out on roadtrip, good news because gas prices have dropped in Oregon and 35 other states in the past week. A gallon of gas dropped 6 cents this week across the nation to an average of $3.55. That compares to $3.41 last year. In Oregon, prices lowered...
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Truck crashes near Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Four people reportedly on their way to Portland were injured yesterday morning when a delivery truck they were traveling in rolled off Interstate 5 and down a hill near the Mount Ashland exit. The truck tumbled, throwing clothes, plastic bins and a water cooler down the hillside. Ashland Fire & Rescue,...
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Horse tripping banned in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon House voted 57-1 to ban horse tripping for sport and entertainment purposes. Horse tripping for every day ranch work, veterinary purposes, animal husbandry and other such uses would still be allowed. Senate Bill 835 also affirms the right to rodeo in the state. Horse tripping occurs at a small...
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