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Klamath Falls Man Investigated for Stealing Artifacts

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man is suspected of stealing archeological artifacts. 46-year old Douglas Cotallese is suspected of taking and selling Native American relics uncovered during a seven-months long investigation. Oregon State Police say drought conditions in the basin led to receding waters which uncovered arrow heads, and other items of historic...
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Arson Suspect Arrested

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man was arrested Friday, charged in connection with several arson fires in the city, and along Altamont Drive. 19-year old Brandon Harris was arrested for several counts of first and second degree arson, and first and second degree burglary. Several agencies were involved in the investigation of a...
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Lawmakers Consider Ban on Gay Therapy

Salem, Ore.– Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban therapy for children in an effort to convert them from gay… to straight. Legislators hold a public hearing on the bill today. In 2001, the US Surgeon General said there’s no evidence to prove that such therapy works.
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Fire Chief to Retire

Chiloquin, Ore.– Fire Chief Dewaine Holster from the Chiloquin Agency Lake Fire District has announced that he’s retiring after serving the community for thirty years. The district plans to honor him with a community Meet and Greet next Tuesday at the district Office..
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Cuts for Cancer Raises More That $2,000

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Cuts for Cancer… an event at the College of Cosmetology in Klamath Falls over the weekend… raise 2, 283.10. 19 hair stylists, one barber, 8 manicurist and one massage therapist all donated their time and talents to yesterday’s efforts. All the money raised during the event will be donated to the...
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Rural Oregon Looks to FCC to Open Internet

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to classify the Internet as a public utility, allowing it to be more closely regulated to ensure fairness, or what is known as “net neutrality.” But smaller Internet service providers are asking to be exempted if that happens. In...
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50 Dead in Oregon Fires in 2014

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Fifty Oregonians lost their lives due to fire-related injuries in 2014. This is the most since the 53 fire fatalities in 2008. Residential fires accounted for 34 of the 50 fatalities. The sixteen non-residential deaths involved fires with motor homes, outdoor fires, motor vehicle accidents involving fire, and other situations. “All...
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Klamath Tribes Awarded Housing Grant

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Tribes will receive 2.6 million dollars to help pay for housing for tribal members. It’s part of a block grant of more than 15-million dollars awarded to Oregon’s 10 tribes. The money is meant for building or maintaining housing for low-income families on Indian Reservations or other native american communities. 
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Modoc County Community Center in the Works

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The City of Alturas is considering using money from a trust fund to build a new Community Center. Council members reviewed plans for the proposal this week. Lifelong Modoc County resident John Wall left more than 2-million dollars to the Alturas Rotary club to support youth activities. Council will hold a public hearing...
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Cover Oregon is No More

Salem, Ore.– The Oregon state senate voted Thursday to dissolve Cover Oregon. Under the plan, Oregon will still run an insurance exchange through the Affordable Care Act, using the federal website. But Cover Oregon as an agency would no longer exist. Management of the health exchange would fall under the Department of Consumer and Business Services.
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