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Oregon Bridges Await Repair

SALEM, Ore. – There’s a good news and bad for Oregon in a report on how states are doing in keeping bridges safe and in good repair. The American Road and Transportation Builders Association ranks Oregon 33rd for its number of structurally deficient bridges – in this case, the higher the number, the better the ranking. ...
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Oregon Lawmakers Consider Wiping Pot Arrests from Records

Salem, Ore.– What was illegal last year… will be legal come July. So if you were charged with something that will no longer be a crime… should it stay on your record? That’s a question Oregon lawmakers are trying to navigate, as they consider two bills that aim to erase pot arrests that would not...
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KFPD Getting Social Media Savvy

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath Falls Police Department is taking more and more to social media to spread the word about cases their working on. Yesterday the KFPD posted a photo on its facebook page of a young man they’re looking for who might be connected to a stolen vehicle. Most law enforcement agencies across...
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Oregon Delegation Pushes for Pot Biz Deductions

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A pot business should be treated just like any other business… so say US Senators Ron Wyden and Congressman Earl Blumenauer who are introducing bills in Washington DC to allow marijuana-related businesses to take business deductions on their federal tax returns. A 1982 law prohibits tax breaks for anyone who sells controlled substances....
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Wanted: Responsible Adults to Mentor Kids

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A local community group is looking for help investing in our future, by spending time with a kid. Citizens for Safe Schools are looking to partner with responsible members of the community, who can spend an hour a week for one year, helping a struggling kid in 4th through 8th grade to just have fun. ...
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Tsunami Debris Washes Up on Oregon Shores

Waldport OR – A chunk of a fiberglass boat 25-30′ long was spotted off the Oregon shore west of Ona Beach in Lincoln County around 9:30 a.m. April 9, 2015. The debris appears to be half to two-thirds of a larger vessel, possibly damaged and set adrift during the earthquake and tsunami that struck...
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Northern California Towns Call for Fewer Reductions

Yreka, Calif.– Yreka and Alturas residents may not have to do much more to cut back on water use. Residents in the Northern California areas average about 51 gallons of water a day… that’s half as much as the average Californian… so they’ll be asked to reduce consumption by just ten percent or so. Governor Jerry Brown...
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Juvenile Jail Placed on Lockdown

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Juvenile Department was put on lockdown yesterday after one of the teens at the jail tried to escape. The boy wasn’t able to get out of the facility, and could face additional charges. He was originally booked on vandalism charges. No visitors are allowed at facility until the lockdown is...
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Jail Levy PAC Updated Meetings, Website

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – An informational meeting about a proposed tax levy for the Klamath County Jail will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 13, at the Bly Community Hall. The date for the Bly meeting has been changed from an earlier announcement. A representative of the Klamath Public Safety political action committee...
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No More Religious, Personal Vaccination Exemptions in CA

Sacrament, Calif.– Personal or religious beliefs may soon be a vain claim for parents who choose not to vaccinate their kids. California lawmakers yesterday advanced a bill that would require schoolchildren in the state to be vaccinated unless they have a health problem. The measure passed out of the Senate Health Committee on a 6-2 vote. Supporters say...
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