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More sexual assaults reported this year thanks to campaign

  ASHLAND, Ore. — More sexual assaults are being reported to authorities in Ashland than in years past. The Ashland Police Department is crediting a new campaign that was just launched in January that encourages sexual assault victims make a report with police. From just the first of the year through April, Ashland police...
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Smoke jumpers land in field of marijuana

APPLEGATE, Ore. — Smoke jumpers looking for lightning sparked fires in the Applegate area unknowingly landed in the middle of a large field of marijuana. The firefighting team notified the sheriff’s office, and they went out and pulled over 1,500 plants on Tuesday. The site was covered with garbage and poisonous chemicals, and officials...
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Crater Lake opening earlier than usual this year

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — It looks like Crater Lake is going to be opening a lot earlier than usual. Park officials say it’s been a drier than normal winter, so they’re looking at opening the north entrance by late next week. The lake only got 347 inches of snow this season which is low...
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Engine fire destroys garage in Midland

MIDLAND, Ore. — A Midland man was talking to his mechanic on the phone Wednesday night about the car in his garage that he was having problems with, when the car’s engine caught fire and burned the garage down, and slightly damaged the home. Trucks from Kingsley Field Fire Department and Klamath County Fire...
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Interns may get better protections at work

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon legislators are trying to pass legislation that will benefit people interning at businesses. Today the House Rules Committee will consider approving a measure, House Bill 2699, that would extend several workplace protections to interns. Currently, interns don’t enjoy many of the same civil rights protections that employees do in Oregon...
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Morning News Updates – 5.10.2013

Here’s the latest updates from the Newstalk 1150 KAGO newsdesk:
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Sage Grouse numbers stable near Bend

BEND, Ore. — After counting the sage grouse near Bend, wildlife officials have decided that the species is relatively stable. This discovery is important because the numbers determine if the sage grouse should be listed as a protected species. The decision on that classifcation is expected by 2015. Officials count the grouse in April,...
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Biking is big business in Oregon

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Bicycling is big business in Oregon according to a new study released yesterday by the state’s tourism agency, Travel Oregon. Recreational bike travel accounts for $400 million of Oregon’s annual $9 billion tourism industry. Of people who spent time cycling around Oregon, 83 percent also hike, and 58 percent visited...
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Dalai Lama visits Oregon this week

PORTLAND, Ore. — Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is in Portland for speeches today and Saturday on the environment. He’s also delivering a public lecture Friday at the University of Oregon in Eugene. The visit is hosted by Maitripa College, a Buddhist institution in Southeast Portland. School president and professor Yangsi Rinpoche...
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Cabela’s holds fishing contest for $2,000,000 fish and other prizes

BEND, Ore. — Cabela’s Sporting Goods has the greatest fishing contest ever going on this summer, and you could win $2,000,000 just by catching one fish. Cabela’s has  stocked 20 lakes in the US, including Hagg Lake, near Portland, and South Twin Lakes, near Bend, and one of those 20 lakes has the $2,000,000...
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