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Governor Considers Drought Declarations in 7 More Counties

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon’s Drought Council is asking Gov. Kate Brown to declare a drought in seven more counties in the state. Water Resources Department spokeswoman Racquel Rancier says the council on Thursday forwarded drought declarations from Deschutes, Grant, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Morrow and Umatilla counties to the governor’s office. The governor’s declaration allows...
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Washington Declared a Statewide Drought

Olympia, Wash.– With snowpack at historic lows, rivers dwindling and irrigation districts cutting off water to farmers, Gov. Jay Inslee today declared a statewide drought for Washington. “We’re really starting to feel the pain from this snowpack drought,” Inslee said. “Impacts are already severe in several areas of the state. Difficult decisions are being...
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COS Drops Advanced Spanish Classes

Yreka, Calif.– The College of the Siskyous is cutting back… and will no longer offer advanced clases de Espanol. It’s not sitting well with some students. The school will continue to offer Spanish One and Two, but decided this week to drop Spanish 3 and 4. Only one semester of foreign language is required...
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North Bend Woman Arrested After Prompting Amber Alert

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A teenaged mother who violated a court order and took her daughter… is now in custody. A statewide alert went out last night after a 19-year old Kaitlyne Wirth from North Bend woman took her biological daughter. Oregon State Police said the 3-year old child was recovered with 20 minutes of...
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KCC Readies Matching Fund for $3 Million Grant

Klamath Falls, Ore.– KCC has won preliminary approval for a 3-million dollar federal grant to help with building projects at the school. The school will have to come up with matching funds, to the tune of more than 3.5-million dollars, but school officials say they have to money socked away in a reserve account....
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Truck Wreck Blocks Highway Traffic

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police say a truck driver fell asleep at the wheel of his rig… causing the truck to drift off to the side of the road. Lieutenant Bill Fugate with OSP says the truck jacknifed, and fell over onto the driver’s side. The accident happened just after 5:00 this morning on...
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Economic Recession Leads to College Tuition Hikes

Oregon ranks sixth in the nation in the amount the state has cut from higher education funding since the onset of the recession. According to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, tuition has gone up an average of 29 percent nationally, or about $2,000 more per student since 2008...
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Hot Weather Means Ticks-a-Plenty

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Hot, dry conditions are a perfect breeding ground for ticks. In Klamath County residents are finding increases in ticks around the Eagle Ridge area past Running Y… and in the Klamath River Canyon. It’s a good idea to check yourself, your kids, and your pets anytime you’ve spent time outside around...
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KCSO Kicks Off Safety Blitz

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office will start a safety blitz next week, keeping an extra close eye on seat belts, and making sure kids are not riding in open pick-up beds. This is one of three safety campaigns Deputies take part in each year thanks to grant funds from the Oregon...
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Raw Milk Producers Can Advertise

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Got Raw milk? Governor Kate Brown Wedmesday signed a bill that does away with a ban on advertising raw milk products. The law was essentially already ineffective after a farmer from the northern part of the state challenged the ban when state inspectors told her to take prices for her unpasteurized milk off...
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