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Wu replacement named

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Oregon has a replacement for Congressman David Wu, who resigned after a sex scandal. Democrat Suzanne Bonamici defeated Republican Rob Cornilles to grab the seat. She’s a former state senator who gave up her seat to run for Congress.
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City Schools will put grant money toward auditorium

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – It’s no secret that schools have been strapped for cash, but a little relief has come to Klamath Falls City schools. They’ve received a $1.4 million seismic improvement grant from the state of Oregon, earmarked to improve Mills Auditorium. Most of the money will help make the building structurally sound...
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Airport to offer earlier flights

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Changes are coming to the Klamath Falls airport. Starting in April, there will just be one commercial flight to Portland and one to San Francisco. Right now, there is one Portland flight that leaves between 9 and 10am, and two San Francisco flights with one leaving in the early morning...
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Family ok, but needs assistance after fire

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A family’s late-model trailer home at 2055 Greensprings Dr. was destroyed Monday night, and a woman and her infant daughter were treated for smoke inhalation. The woman’s husband is a truck driver who was in California at the time of the fire. They family has lost everything, including two vehicles....
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Gas prices are edging up

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oil prices are staying around $100 per barrel and gas prices are often linked to those numbers, but this time gas prices seem to be rising independently. The current average U.S. gas price is $3.42 a gallon, according to Triple A, and experts say prices could climb higher as the...
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New session begins for Oregon lawmakers

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon lawmakers are back to work today and budget will be a big focus. Revenue shortfalls are thought to be around $300 million since the last budget was approved in June. New revenue projections February 8 will tell lawmakers exactly how much they have to work with, and then they’ll start...
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Drunk Drivers face stiffer penalties

OREGON – A new law aimed at drunk drivers in Oregon requires first time offenders to install breath-test devices that allow cars to start only when the driver has less than a .08 percent blood alcohol level. The ignition interlocks cost about $75 and offenders have to foot the bill for the installation, then...
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VFW plans February events

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – VFW Pelican Post 1383 has a chili throwdown coming up this weekend with entertainment starting at 1pm. Then on February 10th they’ll host a Valentine’s Day dinner and dance. On the 11th, they’ll have a separate “Stupid Cupid” dance for all those who don’t care for the little matchmaker. That’s...
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Second fund swap for the jail isn’t happening

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Budget woes in Klamath County have been no secret, and county officials say it should be clear that given the current situation, they will only be able to fund one jail pod in the next fiscal year. There’s already a $1.6 million budget shortfall, and funding a second pod would...
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Bridge given the OK

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The city of Klamath Falls has given the green light to a pedestrian bridge as part of the second phase of the Lake Euwana Trail project. The approval is for the purchase of a nearly $30,000 Big R Bridge made of steel with wood decking that will eventually be covered...
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