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2013 Ore. minimum wage increase takes effect

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s new minimum wage is $8.95 per hour. The pay rate increased on Tuesday with the start of the new year, as it did in many states. Residents of Washington state were the most fortunate with its wage going up by 15 cents an hour to $9.19 even though it already...
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KBRA renewed for two more years

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement was renewed by all 24 signatories on Monday.  The extension allows supporters another two years to try to get Congress to pay for it. Indian tribes, local governments, irrigation districts, salmon fishermen and conservation groups all agreed to renew. The agreement calls for the removal...
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Power Outages in Southern Oregon

Klamath Falls, Ore. -  Over the weekend, there were several power outages in Southern Oregon and Northern California Friday morning, geothermal customers in Klamath were without heat for a few hours. City crews are waiting for parts before they are able to finish the repair. after a joint that absorbs pipe vibrations sprung a leak,...
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Health Survey about Klamath and Oregon

Klamath Falls, Ore. - A high rate of smoking has helped make Klamath County one of the unhealthiest counties in Oregon. A report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranked Klamath 31st of the 33 Oregon counties. The numbers show that 25-percent of adults in Klamath County are smokers. Statewide that number is 16-percent. Similar...
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Klamath Falls man arrested after shooting

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A Klamath Falls man was arrested for shooting a hole in his neighbors wall on Christmas Day. 23 year old Korderro Robert Bailey, accidentally discharged a shotgun inside an apartment on East Main Street. Bailey has been charged with nine counts of first degree theft by receipt, three counts possession...
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Search For Missing Klamath Falls Man Suspended

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The search for a missing Klamath Falls-area man by Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue (SAR) and Oregon State Police (OSP) was suspended after two days due to weather and deep snow at the site where his vehicle was found Sunday parked abandoned on a spur road off Clover...
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Klamath Falls Man Missing

Klamath Falls, Ore. - Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue (SAR) personnel continued searching a forested area Monday about 8 miles north of Keno in Klamath County after a vehicle associated with a missing person was found Sunday parked abandoned on a spur road off Clover Creek Road. Oregon State Police (OSP) detectives believe...
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Early Christmas Morning Stabbing on a Greyhound Bus

Dunsmuir, Cal. - On 12/25/12 at approximately 3:30 am Siskiyou County Sheriffs deputies were dispatched to a report of a stabbing which occurred on a southbound Grey Hound bus. SCSO deputies were advised that the bus was stopped along southbound I-5 just south of Central Dunsmuir and the suspect was still in possession of the...
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OSP seeking help in Klamath Falls missing person case

From Oregon State Police news release The Oregon State Police’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is asking the public for assistance in locating a missing person last known to be in the Klamath Falls, Oregon-area but was in the process of moving to Seattle, Washington. Family members last spoke to the man December 11, 2012...
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Viewing the Basin: Commissioner Hukill on Veterans home

A proposed Veterans home in Klamath County had expected to place approval for use of a $15.5 million bond on the May 2013 ballot. Now, that plan has taken a detour. Klamath County Commissioner Cheryl Hukill joined Viewing the Basin to discuss the latest on her proposal to build the long-term care facility.
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