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Lighting Strikes Ignite Fires in the Basin

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Crews are getting the upper hand on a lighting fire at the Lava Beds National Monument south of Tulelake. Forestry official originally estimated the blaze at 50-acres. The camp ground at the lava beds was shut down as a precaution but reopened late yesterday. Two trails will remain closed today. Dry lightning...
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Tulelake to Conserve Water

Klamath Falls, Ore.– In an effort to conserve water during the drought, Tulelake residents are being asked to follow an odd-even watering schedule for the summer. Until further notice, residents who live north of the of East-West Road will water on even numbered days, and folks  south of the road will water on odd numbered days.
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Lakeview Considers Dispensary Regulations

Lakeview, Ore.– Lake County currently is home to more than 100 medical marijuana card holders. That is why Lakeview Town Council members have agreed to put into place regulations for a medical marijuana dispensary. At their most recent meeting, the council instructed the town’s attorney to begin drafting an ordinance which should be ready to...
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Klamath Falls Ranks 8th Most Exciting Oregon City

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A real estate blog ranks Klamath Falls as the 8th most exciting city in Oregon. Ashland made the number one slot, followed by Portland, Lake Oswego, and Eugene. based its rankings on night life, outdoor activities, arts and entertainment, among other criteria. The website says 22-percent of the city’s population...
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$18 Million Awarded for Cover Oregon Fix

The Oregon Health Authority is getting ready to shell out another 18-million dollars to replace the failed Cover Oregon website. The agency announced that it has awarded a contract to Deloitte Consulting— a UK conglomerate with US headquarters in New York and offices in Portland. The company has worked nineteen other states to integrate...
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Ashland Considers Pot Tax

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The city of Ashland last night gave first reading to several ordinances that would lift the city’s moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries, but also to add a 5-percent tax to medical marijuana, and— should the ordinance pass in November— a 10-percent tax for recreational pot.
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Malin Ready for Museum Opening

Klamath Falls, Ore.– After eight years of remodeling and restoring the building that once housed the town’s drug store, the Malin Historical Society will open the doors to its own museum tomorrow. The museum celebrates the community’s Czech heritage with artifacts and collectables donated by the community.
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Wyden Wants to See Feds Stop Warrantless Searches

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Senator Ron Wyden says Congress should put a stop to the Federal Government’s practice of warrantless searches. Wyden told Oregon Public Broadcasting that Americans often are searched without warrants as Federal Agencies investigate foreign targets. Last month, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill to block warrantless searches, but...
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California’s Minimum Wage Increase

Klamath Falls, Ore.– California’s new minimum wage went into effect yesterday. There are a few exceptions, but most workers in California now must be paid a minimum of 9-dollars per hour. That’s just the first step in an effort to increase workers’ wages. In 18-months, the rate goes up to 10-dollars an hour. The...
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Red Flag Warning in Effect

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Red Flag warning is in effect for Fremont-Winema National Forest until late tonight. Some thunderstorms could move through the area this afternoon, and with all the dry brush, there’s concern that it could spark a wildfire. Storms that moved through last night did spark a few fires in the south...
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