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Senator Olsen Says “Education First”

Salem, Ore. – Yesterday, Monday February 20th, Oregon Senator Alan Olsen, introduced his “Education First” package.  Olsen says it’s legislation to draw attention to how our state’s underfunded schools “are hurting student, parents and educators.” He goes on to say that “Oregon’s government clearly hasn’t prioritized educators and students and that is unacceptable.  We...
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The Promise Of Oregon

Salem, Ore. – The Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) has debuted a new video to inspire more financial investment in Oregon’s K-12 public schools. It’s called “The Promise of Oregon.” The video uses images of our state’s natural beauty as well as pictures from schools all across Oregon, in hopes of cementing the ties between...
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Governor’s Staff Member At City Council Meeting On Tuesday

Klamath Falls, Ore. – At the City Council meeting Tuesday night, a member of the Governor’s office will be present.  Annette Liebe, who is the regional solutions director and central Oregon coordinator, will make a presentation to the Council about plans to support sustained growth across the state and here in the Klamath Basin....
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15 Year Old Girl Siskiyou County Girl Found Safe

Orland, Cal. – Some good news coming out of Siskiyou County, the 15 year old girl that was labeled missing and endangered has been found safe.   Victoria Lara of Dunsmuir, California which is just south of Mt Shasta, disappeared on February 11th.  She was located this past Saturday the 18th in Orland, California...
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Presidents Day Closures

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Today is President’s Day – all county, city offices are closed, as are schools, banks and the United States Post Office.
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Fees For Water Rights Transactions May Increase

Salem, Ore. – Some Oregon water regulators apparently want to raise fees for water rights transactions.  The Oregon Water Resource Department’s request to state lawmakers, to hike fees by nearly 16% over a four year period to avoid processing slowdowns for irrigators, would mark the third such increase in 8 years. Some groups representing...
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Federal Lawsuit Filed Regarding Cascade-Siskiyou Monument

Washington, D.C. – The Association of O&C Counties (AOCC) has sued the federal government to overturn a presidential proclamation that expanded the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. In the federal suit they claim President Obama did not have the authority to include approximately 48,000 acres of designated timberland in the expansion, which affected land in Klamath...
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A Celebration In Honor Of Dr. Stephanie Van Dyke

Klamath Falls, Ore. – For folks in the Basin who are still shocked and saddened by the loss of Dr. Stephanie Van Dyke, a celebration in her honor will be held soon.   Saturday February 25th at 1pm at the Running Y Ranch and Resort Conference Center, family and friends of Dr. Van Dyke...
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Gilchrist Getting Ready To Make Up Snow Days

Klamath Falls, Ore. - Gilchrist School students missed quite a few days this Winter due to snow, over 27 hours total.  Now comes the decision how/when to make up those lost hours. The Oregon Dept of Education is offering a 14 hour allowance, a one time event. So with the 14 hours granted, that leaves...
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Special Service District Election Coming In May

Klamath Falls, Ore. – If you’d like to run for a board position for a local special service district in the May 16 election, you have until March 16th to file. Most positions carry four-year terms, although some are two-year unexpired terms due to incumbents leaving their seats. All positions are volunteer and candidates...
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