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New session begins for Oregon lawmakers

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon lawmakers are back to work today and budget will be a big focus. Revenue shortfalls are thought to be around $300 million since the last budget was approved in June. New revenue projections February 8 will tell lawmakers exactly how much they have to work with, and then they’ll start...
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Drunk Drivers face stiffer penalties

OREGON – A new law aimed at drunk drivers in Oregon requires first time offenders to install breath-test devices that allow cars to start only when the driver has less than a .08 percent blood alcohol level. The ignition interlocks cost about $75 and offenders have to foot the bill for the installation, then...
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VFW plans February events

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – VFW Pelican Post 1383 has a chili throwdown coming up this weekend with entertainment starting at 1pm. Then on February 10th they’ll host a Valentine’s Day dinner and dance. On the 11th, they’ll have a separate “Stupid Cupid” dance for all those who don’t care for the little matchmaker. That’s...
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Second fund swap for the jail isn’t happening

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Budget woes in Klamath County have been no secret, and county officials say it should be clear that given the current situation, they will only be able to fund one jail pod in the next fiscal year. There’s already a $1.6 million budget shortfall, and funding a second pod would...
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Bridge given the OK

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The city of Klamath Falls has given the green light to a pedestrian bridge as part of the second phase of the Lake Euwana Trail project. The approval is for the purchase of a nearly $30,000 Big R Bridge made of steel with wood decking that will eventually be covered...
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Smoke expected across 97 South of La Pine

LA PINE, Ore. – Fuels specialists with the Deschutes National Forest and the BLM’s Prineville district have made good progress on their pile burning program this winter, thanks mostly to the delayed onset of winter conditions. That gave them more time to burn piles, leftover from thinning projects designed to reduce hazardous fuels and...
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Two subdivisions continue to raise concerns about herbicide used

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – The problem of dying trees in two rural northern Klamath County subdivisions has gone all the way to the Governor. Residents of the Jack Pine Village and Riverpine Estates have petitioned Governor Kitzhaber, and blame the Klamath County Public Works Department and the herbicide they used in 2010 for problems...
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Seven candidates have filed for Sheriff

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The field of candidates running for Klamath County Sheriff continues to grow. With sheriff’s deputy Chuck Collins filing on Friday, the number of candidates running for Klamath County Sheriff has reached 7. No matter who wins, budget cuts will be the biggest issue to deal with. Jail capacity has been...
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Local graduation rates above average for one local district

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Oregon Dept of Education says the Klamath County School District beat the state average for high school dropout rates and met the average for graduation rates last school year. The news wasn’t quite as good for Klamath Falls City Schools, which were below state averages. The high dropout and...
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KLAD donates PA system to 4-H

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County’s 4-H program has a new public address system, thanks to 92.5 KLAD FM. Before the donation, small animals were housed in and competed in a separate area of the Klamath County Fairgrounds that lacked a PA system. KLAD program director Sam Dunlap says, when it became clear that...
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