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Oregon sees spike in flu hospitalizations

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon is seeing a spike in flu hospitalizations, and it’s coming three weeks ahead of the normal flu season. The state reports that there were 81 flu-related hospitalizations during the week of Christmas which is a jump from 67 the week before and just 18 the week before that. Authorities say...
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Chemult sled dog races cancelled until February

CHEMULT, Ore. — The annual sled dog races in Chemult have been cancelled until February because there’s no snow. The event was scheduled for January 18 and 19 but has moved to a month from the original date, to February 15th and 16th. It’s the Chemult Sled Dog Races’ 20th anniversary, and the event...
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The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors will discuss vicious dog ordinance today

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ca. — The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors will discuss an ordinance that will deal with vicious dogs at its meeting today. The ordinance will allow the impound of potentially vicious dogs, followed by a administrative hearing to determine whether or not the dog should be labeled dangerous or vicious. According to...
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Lawmakers trying to protect volunteer firefighters

WASHINGTON D.C. — Fire chiefs and lawmakers are trying protect the system of volunteer firefighting that’s threatened by the federal health overhaul. Volunteer firefighters are considered employees for tax purposes, but that leaves open the question of whether they’ll fall under the health care law’s requirement that employers with 50 or more employees working...
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The Klamath Falls police need your help identifying a suspect

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath Falls Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying this male in the attached photo, who is suspected of several thefts from businesses and vehicles in the Downtown Area of Klamath Falls. If you have any information regarding his identity, please contact Detective Jack Daniel at 541-883-5336.
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Unemployment benefits could be extended

Salem, Ore. – The Oregon Employment Department is considering extending unemployment benefits for thousands of Oregonians whose payments stopped this week. The agency is looking at the possibility of a state-funded extension that will give people that qualify an extra four to six weeks of benefits. The state unemployment insurance fund, which employers pay into,...
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Fire jobs in 2014

Alturas, Cal. – The Modoc National Forest is hiring several fire positions for 2014 and you can apply on their website. Work locations for the various engine operator and wildland fire apprentice positions include Tulelake, Alturas, Cedarville, Adin and Canby. If you’d like more information you can check out the website at The deadline to...
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A new record at Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park – Crater Lake set a record on Saturday for having the least amount of snow on the ground since 1931. As of Saturday the park only had four inches of snowfall on the ground. During an average January the park sees 70 inches of snow. Storms later this week are expected to bring some of...
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Klamath Falls City Council meeting tonight – topic: Marijuana

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The next Klamath Falls City Council meeting is tonight, and the city council will be addressing medical marijuana regulations for the basin. The work session is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the City Hall Annex Building at 500 Klamath Avenue. A new law that allows medicinal marijuana shops...
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Klamath County charter looking for signatures

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Citizens for Positive Change are looking to create a Klamath County Charter which would reduce county commissioners to part time. The charter would also add the position of county administrator to the roster. The group is currently gathering signatures in an attempt to get it on the ballot by May...
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