Child vaccination bill goes before Senate

SALEM, Ore. — The Senate is going to take a hard look at a child vaccination bill this morning. Senate Bill 132 would allow parents to opt out of immunizations for non-medical reasons, but only after watching an online video or getting a note from a health care provider saying the parents understand the...
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Settlement in wolf kill plan

SALEM, Ore. — Conservation groups and cattle ranchers agreed to a landmark settlement in a lawsuit that has kept the state of Oregon from killing wolves that prey on livestock. The agreement was announced Friday by the governor’s office and creates a new rulebook for wolf management in Oregon that makes killing  the wolves...
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State may help with funds for Oregon timber counties

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Legislature is deciding whether to help out Oregon timber counties that are running out of money. Lawmakers are considering several ideas that would allow the state to take over critical government functions and impose a temporary income tax on county residents. State lawmakers who back the intervention say the...
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Law enforcement looking for roadway violations this weekend

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Local law enforcement agencies will be out in force to keep the roadways safe this Memorial Day weekend. The click-it or ticket campaign will be in effect and officers will be looking for people without their seat belts, and also looking for children who are improperly restrained in their car...
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Appointed director of Oregon Office of Emergency Management on leave due to complaint

SALEM, Ore. — Martin Plotner, appointed director of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management just last September, has been placed on paid administrative leave due to acomplaint about him that is undisclosed at this time. Plotner was placed on leave Monday and replaced on an interim basis by Dave Stuckey until an investigation is...
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Klamath Falls man allegedly kidnapped and beaten with a hammer

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A man was held against his will, and assaulted with a hammer in Klamath Falls on Wednesday. Authorities responded to a call on Shasta Way to help a man that was held in his neighbor, suspect John Snowden’s, home for over an hour and reportedly beaten with a hammer. Deputies...
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Klamath Falls defendants in major drug bust in appear in court

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Several of the 47 people arrested in one of the largest drug busts in the history of Oregon appeared  in the Klamath County courthouse via teleconference today. Some of those allegedly involved with what authorities are saying is a Mexican drug cartel had their bail reduced, but in one case,...
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Fire burns home and detached garage

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A fire that started early yesterday in Klamath Falls caused major damage to a house and structure nearby. The fire, which was reported just after midnight, was burning down the house and and a detached garage on Crest Street when firefighters arrived. The fire crews were able to contain the...
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City seeks feasability study for municipal utility

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The city of Klamath Falls and Pacific Power getting ready to fight over the concept of a municipal utility. The City Council is beginning a $40,000 feasibility study, as the city would like to cut power rates to encourage business. Pacific Power says the city should plan on money for for...
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Foster Farms Chicken Recall

  LIVINGSTON, Ca. — Foster Farms has recalled some of their boneless, skinless chicken breast strips sent out to seven western states, including Oregon and California. Foster Farms ready to eat grilled chicken-breast strips contained soy and wheat, which was not listed on the labels. The packages being recalled are 6 oz trays of...
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