Oregon Health Authority says influenza activity has gone from moderate to high

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority say new statistics show that influenza activity edged up last week from moderate to high in what they’re saying is one of theworst seasons in at least a few years. 87 patients were hospitalized because of the flu, and at least nine people with confirmed influenza cases...
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Outside firm to run Cover Oregon website

SALEM, Ore. — Governor John Kitzhaber announced yesterday that an outside firm has been hired to review what went wrong with the Cover Oregon exchange website. The site is still unable to enroll people despite spending more than $160 million so far. Kitzhaber says the state has cut the number of uninsured by enrolling...
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Oregon ranks 40th among the states for academic achievement, may be even lower

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon ranks No. 40 among the states for academic achievement, according to a new study, but our state may rank even lower. The large part of study was measured by student reading and math scores on exams given to a sample of students in all states. Another study, that educators believe...
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Deadline to file for May ballot in Lakeview coming up

LAKEVIEW, Ore. –Lake County officials are reminding those interested in running in this year’s special election that the deadline is coming up March 11th. Prospective candidates can file the $50 filing fee at the Lake County Clerk’s office. There are two county commissioner seats, the Lake County Sheriff position and the county surveyor positions...
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Two people sent to hospital after truck crash near Gilchrist

GILCHRIST, Ore. — Two people were sent to hospital yesterday after their semi slid off Highway 97 about three miles north of Gilchrist. 59 year old Shelly Young from Marysville, Ca. was driving north on 97 around 4:30am when her truck and trailer hit ice, slid across the highway, and landed on the shoulder....
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Lake and Harney County partnering on Sage Grouse EIS

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — Lake County’s Board of Commissioners have decided to work with Harney County in submitting comments on the BLM’s sage grouse environmental impact study. The counties are hiring a professional consultant to help present their side, and splitting the costs. There’s a 90-day public comment period underway, and a public meeting on...
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Unidentified man dies of complications from H1N1 flu virus in Siskiyou County

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ca. — A 60-year-old unidentified man from Siskiyou County has died from complications related to the H1N1 flu virus according to the Health and Human Services Agency. The agency said this H1N1 strain seems to be affecting younger adults and people 49-64 the worst. Authorities say seven people have died in Oregon...
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Dairy man seriously injured in accident

Dairy, Ore. – A 68-year old man was serious injured Wednesday morning after his pickup crashed underneath a flatbed semi-trailer along Highway 140E east of Klamath Falls. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation.  On January 8, 2014 at approximately 6:45 a.m., a 2000 International truck pulling two empty flatbed trailers driven by STEVE M. LANZA, age 51,...
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Rules for marijuana dispensaries will be posted within a week

SALEM, Ore. — The rules for Oregon’s medical marijuana dispensary industry will be posted in about a week, after they’re finalized at a series of public hearings acrossthe state. The state will allow dispensaries to operate under temporary rules after March 3, when the state starts accepting applications from prospective outlet owners that day...
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The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department wants to restrict smoking in state parks

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department wants to restrict outdoor smoking in state parks, and they want your opinion on the subject. The new proposal will limit smoking to personal vehicles, tents, and RVs, but in some state parks with campsites, smoking will be allowed in the overnight camping areas. If...
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