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State considers local control for pot dispensaries

Salem, Ore. - Oregon lawmakers plan to take up a bill next month allowing local regulation of pot dispensaries. Lawmakers last year passed legislation creating a registry of medical marijuana dispensaries, but not providing much regulation otherwise. This new bill would let local governments decide what restrictions to place on dispensaries.
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State re-allocates state funding: Klamath loses, Lake gains

Salem, Ore. - Klamath Basin schools will lose some state funding next Fall, as the state changes the way it distributes more that $120 million in funding to serve children from low income households. Klamath County and Klamath Falls School Districts will each lose about 1% of their annual funding. Lake County, however, will see...
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Klamath Falls Residents Survive Fatal Crash

Dallas, OR Two Klamath Falls residents survived a fatal car accident near Dallas, Oregon yesterday afternoon. 49-year old Robert Sweet, Jr. was driving a loaded log truck on Hiway 223 when an SUV crossed the center line and hit his rig nearly head-on. The driver of the SUV… whose name has not yet been...
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Drought Today Means Irrigation Shortages Tomorrow

Klamath Falls, OR Klamath Water and Power Authority is also warning that the lack of rain means there will likely be a shortage of irrigation water available this year. KWAPA is accepting applications for irrigators who want to be compensated for NOT watering crops on their property.
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Oregon Tribal Children Not Performing Well in Public Schools

Only about 59 percent of Oregon’s tribal children graduate from high school… and only about 40% can do math at grade level. That according to a study conducted by ECONorthwest. The study states that Oregon’s tribal children are concentrated in the worst-performing schools, including Chiloquin Elementary, which serves children from the Klamath Tribe.
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Brush Fire in Klamath Falls

Klamath District One fire fighters responded to a controlled burn that got out of control Thursday afternoon. Crews on the scene managed to prevent the brush fire from engulfing some nearby structures near Anderson and Altamont.
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Lakeview man dies, investigation continues UPDATE: Names Released.

Lakeview, Ore. – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detectives from Klamath Falls and Bend, are investigating the death of a Lakeview man while he apparently suffered a medical emergency after being taken into custody during an OSP contact in Lakeview.  On January 22,...
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Red Flag Warning

Alturas, Ca. – Extreme drought conditions and strong winds has parts of Southern Oregon and Northern California under a red flag warning… putting fire crews on high alert for potential wild fires. Crews already have battled a blaze in the Modoc National Forest. The Rush fire was held to about three acres southeast of...
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Kitzhaber wants Oregonians to have a better quality of life

Bend, Ore. – Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber says Oregonians should challenge the belief that economic growth leads to a better quality of life. According to The Bulletin newspaper, Kitzhaber made the comments this week during a forum in Bend.
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Demolition begins

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Backhoes started the work yesterday of taking down an historic downtown Klamath Falls building. The building at 200 Main St. is believed to have been built in 1905, and is considered unsafe due to deterioration. The city plans to build a public parking lot in its place.
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