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Unclipped salmon from Columbia River may be kept when fishing

COLUMBIA RIVER, Ore. — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says Chinook salmon caught on the lower Columbia River no longer have to be fin-clipped to be retained. Fishery managers decided to let anglers keep both marked and unmarked Chinook throughout a 58 mile stretch of the Columbia. The restriction was to expire...
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Math test scores drop for Class of 2013

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s SAT results showed a drop in math scores for the class of 2013. That’s the lowest among public high school students on the math section of the college entrance exam in the last 12 years. Experts on the test say many students get good grades in math classes by getting...
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Fallen soldier honored in two Eagle Point memorials

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Two memorials in Eagle Point brought the community together to celebrate the life of Nick Sell. Sell died last week while he was in Marine training near Palm Springs. The dual celebrations gathered hundreds of Eagle Point residents to honor the fallen soldier. The family of Sell said all the...
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DMV is discontinuing motorcycle skills testing in Klamath Falls and Lakeview

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — DMV is going to stop scheduling motorcycle skills testing at eight field offices as of October 1st. Included on the list are Klamath Falls and Lakeview. Legislation was passed in 2009 phasing in a rider education requirement in place of DMV skills testing. You can get a motorcycle endorsement on...
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Roads at Crater Lake closed due to snow

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Several several roads at Crater Lake National Park are temporarily closed because of snow. An early snowfall on Tuesday night brought about 8 inches to the area. Another inch to three inches was expected to fall last night. The North Entrance to the park and West Rim Drive are temporarily...
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Security issues arise at Oregon’s capitol building

SALEM, Ore. — How safe is our Capitol building? Oregon is one of 18 states that doesn’t require ID badges for staffers or visitors at the capitol. The Oregon Capitol is one out of 16 capitol buildings without security at entrances, and one of 11 that let citizens with firearms inside. A demonstration last...
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House passes bill to extend subsidies for Oregon timber

SALEM, Ore. — The U.S. House has passed a bill that includes a one-year extension of federal subsidies for local timber counties. Oregon counties are getting around $100 million under the extension of the now expired Secure Rural Schools program. The money was attached to a bill that would avoid an impending shutdown of...
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The Jesse Goergen Crew wins Texaco Country Showdown State Final

FLORENCE, Ore. — The Jessie Goergen Crew won the state title and $1,000 in the Texaco Country Showdown Oregon State Final. Three Rivers Casino showcased acts which had won throughout the state. The Jessie Goergen Crew will move on and compete in the West Regional Final at Three Rivers Casino in Florence and from...
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Man found dead in Chemult identified as missing Bend man

CHEMULT, Ore. — The man that was found dead in Chemult has been identified as the missing man from Bend. Jonathan Sullivan-Shipley was found by a hunter in his car. Sullivan-Shipley had perished in a fire inside the vehicle, and authorities say that some sort of accelerant was used. The death was determined to...
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Kelley Minty-Morris explores run for County Commissioner

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Kelley Minty Morris is looking into a another run for Klamath County Commissioner. She came in second in a four way race for Commissioner in 2012. Minty Morris’s announcement followes news that Commissioner Dennis Linthicum might run for Congress in 2014. Kelley Minty Morris currently works as the Communications and...
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