Randy Travis has heart procedure, remains in critical condition

TEXAS — Country great Randy Travis remains in critical condition today after undergoing a procedure on his heart. Travis has been in a Texas hospital since he was admitted Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy. There is word that a mechanical pump that helps pump blood from the lower chambers of your heart has been implanted...
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Task force formed to address Klamath basin water issues

SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Kitzhaber and members of congress have created a task force to find solutions to the water problems here in the Klamath Basin. The task force will have representatives from Oregon and California state agencies, Indian tribes, farmers and ranchers, conservation groups, salmon fishermen and electric power producers. The task force...
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Klamath National Forest

Fire restrictions in effect in the Klamath National Forest

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — New fire restrictions go into effect in the Klamath National Forest tomorrow. Camp and stove fires will now be restricted to approved locations. Smoking will also be restricted to inside vehicle or a building, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren of...
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OIT sued for discrimination

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Oregon Institute of Technology is being sued by a woman for $460,000 because the school allegedly violated her federal and state workers’ rights. 56 year old Gail D. Michael’s lawsuit says that OIT discriminated against her age, and a disability she has. Michael’s filed the complaint early last month....
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Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge

Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge out of water, disease and die offs expected

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. –The 54,000-acre wildlife refuge at the Oregon-California border has gone dry. Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge hasn’t had water delivered to the area zcsince March. The canals that supply it are dry, and the marshes for waterfowl traveling the Pacific Flyway have largely dried up. This is the earliest time that...
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5 killed on Oregon roadways over 4th of July weekend

SALEM, Ore. — The weekend holiday traffic statistic are in, and unfortunately several people died on the roadways here in Oregon. Five people were killed in state, including one pedestrian. All of the accidents occurred on Friday, two in Portland and three elsewhere in the state. Two motorcycle riders were included in those fatalities.
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Smoke in the cabin forces plane to make emergency landing in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — A plane that took off from Rogue Valley International Medford Airport this morning around 6:30 had to land shortly after due to reports of smoke in the cabin. Airport officials say the plane had taken off, and when the smoke was discovered inside, the plane landed less than five minutes later....
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Endangered butterfly sparks lawsuit for its protection

CRATER LAKE, Ore. –Wildlife advocates want a butterfly that lives in Klamath County registered as endangered. This week the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and Oregon Wild filed a complaint against the secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, saying Leona’s Little Blue Butterfly is in...
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Medical marijuana dispensaries may be approved for Oregon soon

  SALEM, Ore.– The state Senate has approved a bill that will legalize and license medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon. The bill passed 18-12, and it now goes to the House, which approved an earlier version of the bill. If the bill passes, patients will be able to buy their medicine from a local...
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GMO wheat found in Oregon was stored in Colorado until 2012

According to new findings, the unapproved strain of genetically modified wheat found in Oregon and prompted a lawsuit from farmers was being stored in a government seed bank in Fort Collins, Colorado. The National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation, operated by the USDA was formerly known as the National Seed Storage Laboratory. They started...
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