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DUII leads to vehicular manslaughter charge

32-year old Jose Vite-Hernandez is facing a vehicular manslaughter charge after an accident Friday night killed his passenger. The Yreka office of the California Highway Patrol says the passenger was sitting in the backseat and was thrown from the vehicle. Troopers say the investigation determined Vite-Hernandez was under the influence of alcohol and he...
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State continues to consider troublesome budget

SALEM, Ore. – Gov. John Kitzhaber’s administration wants Oregon lawmakers to come up with other budget options. A recent legislative proposal would lay off hundreds of middle managers and make other cuts to programs as lawmakers try to shore up a budget gap. Anticipated tax revenue is down about $340 million. Lawmakers and the...
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Chiloquin child missing

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Officers continue to search for a missing child near Chiloquin. The female sixth grade student is reportedly missing from Chiloquin Elementary school. Few details are available, but members of the Klamath County Sheriff’s office and the Chiloquin Agency-Lake Fire District are part of the search effort.
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Bray case moves to trial

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – 65-year old Elizabeth Bray of Klamath Falls will stand trial in the shooting death of her husband. She faces a first degree assault charge. Bray had agreed to a plea deal for a lesser charge of attempted first-degree assault, but the lawyers could not agree on whether she would plead...
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School District looks outside for funds

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath County School District is using money from Oregon’s clean energy fund, along with low-interest loans, to make several repairs. The roof will be fixed at Chiloquin High School, other buildings across the district will have energy-saving projects installed, and Peterson Elementary will get a new gym. The price...
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City Schools to address open enrollment Tuesday

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – At Tuesday’s meeting, the Klamath Falls City Schools’ Board will have the second reading of the open enrollment policy. The meeting will be at the Lucile O’Neil Education Center at 1336 Avalon in Klamath Falls at 6:30pm.
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Fish hatchery would close once dam is removed

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Cal. – Iron Gate is one of the dams that would be removed as part of the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement. That would lead to the closure of the Iron Gate Fish Hatchery. The Fish Hatchery produces fall chinook, steelhead, and coho salmon.
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Grocery Outlet has new owner

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Read Investments LLC based in Berkeley, CA, has recently purchased four large retail properties in California and Oregon to bring their total investment portfolio to over 1.5 million square feet. One of those properties is the 27,000-square-foot Klamath Falls Grocery Outlet at 4333 S. 6th Sreet. It’s a a fully-leased...
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Candidate annouces a run in District 55

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – Democrat John Huddle has announced his candidacy for House District 55. Northern Klamath County is included in the district and it’s one of the largest in Oregon. Chemult, Chiloquin, The Klamath Tribes, and Fort Klamath are included in the district.
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Sky Lakes uses new evaluation system

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Sky Lakes Medical Center has a new program called emPerform that aims to properly identify and reward employee performance and reinforce a commitment to patient care. Before the new software, Sky Lakes relied on a paper system and manually compiled scores to evaluate employees. Pay-for-performance decisions can now be automated.
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