Supervisor for the Oregon Department of Revenue busted for making counterfeit money

KEIZER, Ore. –A supervisor for the Oregon Department of Revenue has been caught making counterfeit currency at his home in Keizer for the last year. 29 year old Michael Dietrich was caught after investigators received information three weeks ago that Dietrich may have been manufacturing and distributing counterfeit money. Police searched Dietrich’s home on...
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Wild horse advocates in court again yesterday

RENO, Nv. — Wild horse advocates were back in federal court yesterday in Reno trying to block shipment of hundreds of mustangs gathered from a national wildlife refuge based on arguments the government has violated their First Amendment right to observe the handling of the animals. Horseback Magazine photographer Laura Leigh testified in U.S....
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Marijuana dispensaries prepare to open in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — Marijuana dispensaries become legal statewide in March and businesses are already getting prepared. Right now, the actual rules around medical marijuana dispensaries haven’t been defined, but rules advisory committee is working on that now. The Oregon Health Authority wants to establish a system for licensing, and regulating medical marijuana dispensaries, and...
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Del Norte County explores secession

DEL NORTE COUNTY, Ca. — A move to create a new state out of Northern California counties seems to be growing. Tuesday morning, rancher Mark Baird, who leads the attempt to withdraw from California in Siskiyou County urged Del Norte County supervisors to consider joining the movement. Some Del Norte officials have said they...
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USDA may shut down Foster Farms plants due to salmonella

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control, which has furloughed about 70 percent of its 13,000 employees in the government shutdown, is bringing around 30 people back to work on the Salmonella outbreak traced to Foster Farms. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Agriculture warned Foster Farms this week that it intends to suspend production...
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Delay in legalizing crossbow hunting for disabled people

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon fish and wildlife commissioners had to delay action on whether to allow disabled people to hunt deer with crossbows because of the partial shutdown of the federal government. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission wanted to hear from the Americans With Disabilities Act coordinator from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
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Loggers forced off federal lands

SALEM, Ore. — The United State Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management is forcing timber companies on federal land to stop logging until the government shutdown ends. Most of the loggers bringing in the timber are private contractors, some of which are harvesting timber off of the federal land. They are going...
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Fatal collision takes the life of a woman near Merrill

MERRILL, Ore. — A fatal collision took the life of a 66 year old woman  from Concord, California yesterday afternoon near Merrill. The crash was reported around 3pm on Highway 50 between Malin and Merrill, and partially blocked the highway while emergency crews worked on the scene. The preliminary investigation looks like the woman...
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Cover Oregon website won’t be fully functional until the end of the month

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s health insurance exchange has received more than 230,000 unique website visitors and 7,300 phone calls in only the first week of being online. One draw back though…the website isn’t able to finish enrolling applicants in coverage. The system has had trouble accurately determining whether people are eligible for subsidies, so...
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Oregon lawmaker Dennis Richardson makes campaign stop in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Dennis Richardson, the southern Oregon lawmaker from Central Point, is running for governor, and he made a campaign stop here in Klamath Falls yesterday to meet with the press and residents here in Klamath County. The last time a Republican held the office was from 1979 until 1987 when Victor...
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