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Truck Wreck Blocks Highway Traffic

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police say a truck driver fell asleep at the wheel of his rig… causing the truck to drift off to the side of the road. Lieutenant Bill Fugate with OSP says the truck jacknifed, and fell over onto the driver’s side. The accident happened just after 5:00 this morning on...
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Economic Recession Leads to College Tuition Hikes

Oregon ranks sixth in the nation in the amount the state has cut from higher education funding since the onset of the recession. According to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, tuition has gone up an average of 29 percent nationally, or about $2,000 more per student since 2008...
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Hot Weather Means Ticks-a-Plenty

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Hot, dry conditions are a perfect breeding ground for ticks. In Klamath County residents are finding increases in ticks around the Eagle Ridge area past Running Y… and in the Klamath River Canyon. It’s a good idea to check yourself, your kids, and your pets anytime you’ve spent time outside around...
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KCSO Kicks Off Safety Blitz

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office will start a safety blitz next week, keeping an extra close eye on seat belts, and making sure kids are not riding in open pick-up beds. This is one of three safety campaigns Deputies take part in each year thanks to grant funds from the Oregon...
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Raw Milk Producers Can Advertise

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Got Raw milk? Governor Kate Brown Wedmesday signed a bill that does away with a ban on advertising raw milk products. The law was essentially already ineffective after a farmer from the northern part of the state challenged the ban when state inspectors told her to take prices for her unpasteurized milk off...
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Alturas Fire Permit Rates Increase

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Tomorrow is the day increased fire permit rates go into effect in Alturas. Rates go up to 10 dollars per permit. If you burn without a permit and fire fighters have to respond, you get the pay— at minimum— a per hour fee for each fire fighter and truck that has to respond.
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Outbuilding Destroyed in Bonanza Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Fire destroyed a shed on the Lee property in Bonanza this morning. Fire crews were called out the blaze on East Langell Valley Road at about 9:25 this morning. Witnesses say no people or animals were hurt. 
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Water Restrictions Voluntary– For Now

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The City of Klamath Falls is asking you to do everything you can to conserve water— before the city’s water stores become dangerously low. This is the fourth year in a row that Klamath and Lake Counties have been declared drought areas, and city leaders are asking that you use gray water...
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Oregon’s Marijuana is the Cheapest

Klamath Falls, Ore.– When it comes to the cost of marijuana…. Oregon’s got the rest of the country beat. According to the website Price of Weed-dot-com… pot smokers in Oregon pay an average of 200-dollars per ounce. That’s 125-dollars less than the national average. Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and Alaska all average less than 300-bucks an...
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Students Put Classroom Skills to Use IRL

Lakeview, Ore.– Some students at Lakeview High School recently got the chance to learn first-hand how to pour and finish concrete. A construction class at the school was tasked with forming new sidewalks around the sides of the district’s new soccer field. Maintenance workers and the construction class instructor supervised. The soccer field will be ready for...
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