Oregon scientist stirs controversy over stem cell study

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon scientist is caused uproar in the medical community with his plans to harvest human embryonic stem cells for use in future treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other conditions. The controversy is that Shoukhrat Mitalipov’s methods are similar to the ones one would use to create human clones. In fact,...
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More fall out from GMO wheat discovery

PORTLAND, Ore. — South Korea and the Europe have called for new testing of American wheat in light of the GMO wheat plant that was found in Oregon. The Oregon wheat crop valued at $300 million to $500 million, seems to be beginning to experience more fall out from the discovery since Japan postponed...
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Woman arrested after high speed chase on Highway 97

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Officials arrested a woman in Klamath Falls Saturday morning for stealing a car and then trying to get away in high-speed chase on Highway 97. An officer saw a 1995 Buick that had been reported stolen, and when the officer tried to pull the vehicle over, Portland resident Jennifer Jones...
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Updated: Oregon State Police: Fatal crash in Klamath Falls

Update from OSP – 9:17 a.m. June 1, 2013 Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday evening’s single vehicle traffic crash along Lower Klamath Lake Road south of Merrill in Klamath County that resulted in the death of an adult male passenger and non-life threatening injuries to the vehicle’s driver. The...
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Klamath Falls man doesn’t have to pay back the majority of his student loans

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A court ruling allowed a Klamath Falls man to cut over $50,000 from his student loans. Mike Hedlund, who went to school to become a lawyer, but failed the bar exam, won the ruling on the criteria that he couldn’t pay the loan and keep up his standard of living,...
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Japan refuses wheat from Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Japan has refused a 25,000 ton order of wheat from an Oregon wheat grower as of yesterday. This is the first reaction seen from overseas since the GMO wheat was found on a Northeastern Oregon wheat farm. Officials say the Japanese are just being cautious. Around 90% of the wheat that’s...
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Mystery GMO wheat investigated

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The mystery into where the genetically modified wheat came from that was found on a Northern Oregon wheat farm continues. The US Department of Agriculture is currently conducting the investigation on the unidentified wheat farm. Monsanto experimented with GMO wheat from 1998 until the trials discontinued in 2005. This could...
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GMO wheat found in eastern Oregon

WASHINGTON– A strain of genetically engineered wheat that was  not approved by the FDA has been found in an eastern Oregon field. The wheat is a strain Monsanto was experimenting with years ago, but GMO wheat was never approved as a food product. The discovery of the GMO wheat is bad for the wheat...
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Bears are coming out of hibernation

EUGENE, Ore. — The bears are out, and one was killed recently south of Eugene after being hit by a car. Black bears have come out of hibernation, and there’s been reports of bears getting into garbage cans and beehives. Oregon has over 25,000 black bears, and they tend to come around people more...
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License plate bill will raise money for schools

A bill that was introduced yesterday in the Oregon House is looking to create a new, specialty license plate to raise money for schools. The “Invest in the Future” license plate was thought of by a mom with two kids in public schools. House Bill 3534 proposes a $50 surcharge on the plates.  
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