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Unemployment rate goes up, but Oregon adds jobs

SALEM, Ore. — A report released by the state Employment Department Tuesday says the unemployment rate has increased even though Oregon has added jobs. According to the released numbers, the unemployment rate is at 8.7 percent in July, up from 8.5 percent the month before. Despite the percentage change, the department reports payroll employment...
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Chili cook-off heats it up in Bonanza

This weekend, it’s going to get hot in Bonanza. And it’s not just from the hot weather. Full Story Audio – Cory Edmondson At Big Springs Park in Bonanza, heat is on with the Oregon State Chili Cook-Off & Southern Oregon Regional Chili Cook-Off. Bob Tyree with the Bonanza Volunteer Fire Department and a...
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Extra water coming for salmon run in lower Klamath River

REDDING, Calif. — Federal authorities plan to release extra water from the Trinity Reservoir in Northern California. Bureau of Reclamation’s Kevin Moore Water from the Lewiston Dam was released beginning Monday and the increased water releases will continue through late September. The move is aimed at preventing a repeat of a 2002 fish die-off that...
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Snowflake Festival Committee meets Wednesday

The Snowflake Festival Committee convenes on Wednesday to resume meetings, now on a monthly basis, for the wintertime parade and more. The group will be deciding more about the schedule of events. In order to have an event in the festival, you must register by Sept. 13. The meeting begins at noon with the...
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Average Oregon gas prices

PORTLAND, Ore. — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.87. The latest figure is an increase of 20 cents in a week and 33 cents in a month. Oregon’s prices are 17 cents higher than the national average. The average price for gas in...
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DMV offices closed Friday

All Department of Motor Vehicles offices will be closed Friday, Aug. 17 for the fifth of 10 furlough days for DMV personnel. The departments reminds those planning on visiting Thursday or Monday to expect longer wait lines with Friday’s closure.
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Barry Point Fire grows to over 30,000 acres

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — The Barry Point Fire continues to burn near Lakeview and has grown from approx. 13,000 acres on Friday night to over 30,000 acres as of Sunday morning according to the Oregon 4 Interagency Incident Management Team. The fire is 22 miles from Lakeview and in part on Fremont-Winema National Forest land....
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Crack sealing work through Wednesday in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — City crews will be working on crack sealing Monday on Spring Street from Pacific Pride to Main Street, with lanes closed while crews are working. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the crews will move to South Sixth Street from Owens to Broad Streets. Temporary lane closures will be in effect.
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Belt buckles awarded to Basin youth at fair

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Lots of livestock made their way to the Klamath County Fair this weekend, with several local FFA and 4-H youths awarded belt buckles for their efforts. Josie Stickel a recent graduate from Bonanza High School is proud of her Senior Horse Master and an All-Around Horse Master buckle. Last year,...
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Nine-month investigation results in arrest

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Police have made an arrest following a nine-month investigation by the Klamath Falls Police Street Crimes Unit into a string of burglaries. 25-year-old Kenneth Robert Banes was arrested and charged with eight counts each of second-degree burglary, theft and other charges. The timeline of crime dates back to December of...
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