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Commissioners vote to withdraw from the KBRA

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to withdraw from the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement. The vote happened Tuesday during the commissioners meeting.  Two other signatories of the agreement — the Karuk Tribe and the Klamath Water Users Association — say the county can’t do that, because it is...
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Farm Expo kicks off

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Falls Farm Expo will take place at the Klamath County Fairgrounds today and tomorrow. The expo gives spectators an opportunity to learn more about agriculture in the Basin. Cory Edmondson – Viewing the Basin
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Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair choosing theme on Wednesday

TULELAKE, Calif. – More than 40 themes have been submitted for this summer’s Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair. Organizers are holding a contest regarding the theme for this year’s fair and are rewarding the chosen submission with a VIP parking pass. Theme ideas submitted include Farmers are our Future to RISE AND SHINE…It’s Fair Time! The Board...
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Medford brothers arrested for impersonating police

MEDFORD, Ore. — Twin brothers who co-own a Medford security business have been accused of impersonating police. Medford police say 29-year-olds Jason and Donald Libby were arrested last week in connection with the January incidents. Police say Jason Libby handcuffed a man who used the bathroom but did not bring any clothes to the...
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Death penalty repeal discussion starts this week

SALEM, Ore. – A House committee takes up Gov. John Kitzhaber’s plea for a public vote on repealing the death penalty this week. On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee will hear public testimony on a measure that would ask voters in 2014 whether to amend the state constitution with a death-penalty ban. The measure doesn’t...
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Two arrested following body discovered behind warehouse

COOS BAY, Ore. — The Coos County District Attorney says a man’s body was discovered behind a warehouse and two have been arrested on a murder charge. 34-year-old Jesse Nathan Hayes suffered multiple injuries to his head and body, including hematomas to the brain, according to Fraiser.  The body was found behind a warehouse...
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Whooping cough diagnosed in Klamath County

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A case of whooping cough in an infant has been officially diagnosed in Klamath County. Klamath County Health Department Director Marilynn Sutherland revealed the case of pertussis in the area and the department will investigate for other cases as the infant was in Klamath County School District daycare. Whooping cough is...
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Facebook plans another data center in central Oregon

PRINEVILLE, Ore. — The social media giant Facebook has announced plans for a third data center on its central Oregon property.  The newest structure will be a “cold storage” computer server center, where media not needed immediately by users will be held. The center will keep photos, videos and posts not needed everyday. Facebook...
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Investigators say olive oil, sanitizer combo caused fire that burned K Falls girl

PORTLAND, Ore. – Investigators say an unusual combination of hand sanitizer, olive oil and static electricity likely caused an accidental fire that burned a young patient at Portland’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Oregon State Fire Marshal Mark Wallace said Wednesday that little Ireland Lane had used an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The girl’s father has said she...
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Jackson Co. set to fire 66 law enforcement workers

MEDFORD, Ore. — Amid contract talks, Jackson County has given 66 law enforcement workers notice they’ll lose their jobs in four weeks. Sheriff Mike Winters says some of those layoff notices could be rescinded if the county and the Sheriff’s Employees Association agree on a contract. Winters says the cuts he foresees would eliminate...
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