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Salt Creek Tunnel delays underway

SALEM, Ore. — The Salt Creek Tunnel construction, which had its start delayed because of weather, started officially on Wednesday. During weekday, daylight hours there will be single lane traffic with crews and pilot cars directing traffic. Delays should be up to 20 minutes. Highway 58 will be closed entirely beginning at 8 p.m....
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Revenue committee moves tax revenue hike to House

SALEM, Ore. — Seeking more tax revenue from corporations and the wealthy, Oregon Democrats advanced their plan to raise more tax dollars from those two groups. The House Revenue committee passed the plan on Wednesday, sending it to the House floor. The plan proposes raising $275 million in additional revenue to balance the state...
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Klamath County Commissioners declare drought

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A spokesperson for Governor John Kitzhaber says the governor will formally declare a drought emergency after Klamath County Commissioners unanimously declared a drought on Tuesday. The action is the first step toward allowing the county to access aid for farmers and ranchers in what is shaping up to be a historically...
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Father of burned Klamath Falls girl to sue hospital

PORTLAND, Ore. — After a Klamath Falls girl was burnt in a freak fire at a Portland hospital, the father of the girl plans to sue. The father of the 12-year-old girl who was burned at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital has hired a lawyer to sue. Stephen Lane told The Oregonian his daughter Ireland Lane...
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Eastern Oregon seeks legislative leeway with grey wolves

SALEM, Ore. — Ranchers in eastern Oregon are hoping for more leeway when it comes to protecting livestock from grey wolves. Ranchers told a House committee Tuesday that it’s not enough to kill wolves caught in the act of attacking livestock. Environmentalists warned that wolf populations might dwindle if ranchers get more latitude to...
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Klamath Falls runner describes scene at Boston Marathon

BOSTON – The Associated Press reports explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday has left three people dead and more than 140 wounded as of Tuesday morning. On the marathon’s website, Nora Sellheim was the only Klamath Falls runner listed, crossing the finish at 2:10 p.m. Eastern Time Monday. She estimates she...
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Report: A lot of dollars and time needed to restore Basin fish habitat

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Federal biologists say it will take $135 million and 30 to 50 years to save two endangered species of sucker fish that figure in the water battles in the Klamath Basin. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a final recovery plan Monday for the Lost River and shortnose sucker. One...
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Oregon physician helps with wounded at Boston Marathon

BOSTON — After completing the Boston Marathon, an Oregon physician put on sweats and headed back to help treat the wounded following two explosions near the race’s finish line that killed at least three people. Paul Pearson of Florence had just finished the race and was walking back to a hotel with his wife...
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Updated: Person dies after vehicle collision on Alamont

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A 69-year-old Klamath Falls woman is dead after a traffic accident Friday near Altamont Drive and Anderson Way in Klamath Falls. Linda Wright was pronounced dead at Sky Lakes Medical Center after the vehicle she was driving ran a stop sign on Anderson Way and struck a car going south on...
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Major Crimes Team investigating following Klamath Falls death

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A 911 call about a gunshot injury led authorities to discover a Klamath Falls man dead this weekend. Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge said in a release that police responded to the emergency call on Saturday and the Klamath County Major Crimes Team is now investigating the death of 47-year-old...
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