Lawmakers trying to protect volunteer firefighters

WASHINGTON D.C. — Fire chiefs and lawmakers are trying protect the system of volunteer firefighting that’s threatened by the federal health overhaul. Volunteer firefighters are considered employees for tax purposes, but that leaves open the question of whether they’ll fall under the health care law’s requirement that employers with 50 or more employees working...
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The Klamath Falls police need your help identifying a suspect

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath Falls Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying this male in the attached photo, who is suspected of several thefts from businesses and vehicles in the Downtown Area of Klamath Falls. If you have any information regarding his identity, please contact Detective Jack Daniel at 541-883-5336.
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Unemployment benefits could be extended

Salem, Ore. – The Oregon Employment Department is considering extending unemployment benefits for thousands of Oregonians whose payments stopped this week. The agency is looking at the possibility of a state-funded extension that will give people that qualify an extra four to six weeks of benefits. The state unemployment insurance fund, which employers pay into,...
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Fire jobs in 2014

Alturas, Cal. – The Modoc National Forest is hiring several fire positions for 2014 and you can apply on their website. Work locations for the various engine operator and wildland fire apprentice positions include Tulelake, Alturas, Cedarville, Adin and Canby. If you’d like more information you can check out the website at The deadline to...
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A new record at Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park – Crater Lake set a record on Saturday for having the least amount of snow on the ground since 1931. As of Saturday the park only had four inches of snowfall on the ground. During an average January the park sees 70 inches of snow. Storms later this week are expected to bring some of...
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Klamath Falls City Council meeting tonight – topic: Marijuana

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The next Klamath Falls City Council meeting is tonight, and the city council will be addressing medical marijuana regulations for the basin. The work session is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the City Hall Annex Building at 500 Klamath Avenue. A new law that allows medicinal marijuana shops...
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Klamath County charter looking for signatures

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Citizens for Positive Change are looking to create a Klamath County Charter which would reduce county commissioners to part time. The charter would also add the position of county administrator to the roster. The group is currently gathering signatures in an attempt to get it on the ballot by May...
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Elder abuse

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A Klamath Falls couple is suspected of taking advantage of a relative, and are now facing charges for mistreatment and stealing from that person. According to authorities, 43 year old Issac L. Sheppard and his 42 year old wife, Wendy L. Sheppard, were arrested last Thursday for criminal mistreatment and...
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Three hikers rescued on Mt. Shasta on New Year’s Day

MT. SHASTA, Ca. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue saved three hikers that were stranded on Mount Shasta New Year’s Day. The rescue team were called around 9 a.m. by the climbers who they were 1,000 feet above Lake Helen and needed help. Two 20 year old unidentified women, and a...
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Solar array approved in Lakeview

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — The Town of Lakeview Planning Commission and now the School District #7 Board of Directors have approved the construction of a solar array near the district office, after months of discussions. A grant for the project, which is awarded by the Oregon Department of Energy, requires the application be submitted by...
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