Two more wheat farmers sue Monsanto for GMO wheat in Oregon

SPOKANE, Wa. — Two wheat growers in Washington state have filed suit against Monsanto over the unauthorized release of genetically modified wheat. The lawsuit claims the discovery of the unapproved wheat has hurt farmers’ export markets. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Spokane on behalf of all domestic soft white...
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More than 80 public mental health workers laidoff in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore — More than eighty public mental health workers in Klamath County are getting layoff notices this week. A Coordinated care organization contract needs to be completed for there to be funding to keep those workers employed. Without a signed contract from CCO Cascade Comprehensive Care, there may be no funding after...
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Low snow and rainfall causes water shortage in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — It will be another tight water year for farmers on the Klamath Reclamation project. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on Thursday released its operations plan for the project, which straddles the Oregon-California border south of Klamath Falls. The water stored in Upper Klamath Lake will provide about two-thirds of what...
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Updated: Bonanza man dies in truck accident

Update: June 6, 2013 – 7:43 p.m. From Oregon State Police press release: Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Thursday morning’s fatal commercial truck traffic crash that resulted in the death of a Bonanza, Oregon man along Highway 58 about two miles east of Oakridge. The victim’s name...
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Monsanto tries to dig itself out of controversy

WASHINGTON — Monsanto is attempting to dig itself out of the controversy, following the first lawsuit against the company by wheat farmer from Kansas. Representatives for Monsanto say the emergence of the genetically modified strain was just an isolated occurrence and most likely resulted from an accident or deliberate mixing of seeds. The company...
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American flag required in all Oregon classrooms

The Oregon Senate passed a bill yesterday that would require charter schools to display the American flag in their classrooms. Public schools are already required to have a flag in each classroom. The Senate approved the bill in a 28-2 vote.        
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Allergies in Oregon worst in the United States

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Have your allergies been bothering you lately? Well, it’s likely because Klamath Falls has some of the highest pollen counts in the US. Eugene actually has the worst pollen problem in the US, but Klamath Falls isn’t far behind with pollen levels in the medium to high range most of...
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Klamath County Museum has a new curator

The Klamath County Museum has a new curator. Niles Reynolds has been named curator of collections at the Klamath County Museums system. Reynolds, who grew up in Alturas, will be responsible for preserving and organizing materials at all three public museums owned and operated by Klamath County. The museum is having a reception and...
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$10,000 reward offered in Cave Junction Post Office fire

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Oregon State Police and U.S. Postal Inspection Service are working together to investigate the cause of a suspicious fire last Thursday morning that caused extensive damage to the U.S. Post Office in Cave Junction, Oregon. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information...
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Kansas farmer suing Monsanto for GMO wheat dicovery in Oregon

WITCHITA, Ks. –  A farmer in Kansas is suing Monsanto because of the GMO wheat found on an Oregon wheat farm. The lawsuit claims the company was grossly negligent and hurt U.S. growers by driving down wheat prices and causing some international markets to suspend some wheat imports. Ernest Barnes, who farms 1,000 acres...
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