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Hwy 38 Reopened, But Expect Delays Due To Work All Week

Scottsburg, Ore. – **Update** As of 4:30pm on Sunday April 16th ODOT says Oregon 38 will be reopened at Scottsburg Bridge today at 5 p.m. One lane will be open. Expect 10-15-minute delays. Watch for flaggers providing traffic control. Reduce speeds and drive with caution. Bridge repair work will continue for the next week. (Previous story )...
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Federal Taxes For 2016 Due Tuesday April 18th

Washington, D.C. – Got your 2016 federal taxes done?  Hope so as the deadline is Tuesday. Usually it’s April 15th for us all to file but due to Easter Sunday this year, the new date is April 18th.   If you need more time to prepare your tax return you can always file an...
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Landmark Legislation Passed Today In Oregon

Salem, Ore – On Friday April 14th, the Oregon House Healthcare Committee passed landmark legislation to make sure reproductive health accessible to all across the state. The Reproductive Health Equity Act, House Bill 3391, removes financial barriers and ensures that every Oregonian is empowered to make their own decisions about whether and when to...
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Governor Kate Brown Orders Flags At Half Staff Saturday April 15th

Salem, Ore – Governor Kate Brown today ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of Umatilla native, Staff Sgt. Austin Bieren. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset on the date of his memorial service, tomorrow Saturday, April 15th. Governor Brown said “Staff Sgt. Bieren represents the...
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Wrapping Up National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Klamath Falls, Ore. – This week April 9th-15th is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.  Each year, the second week of April is dedicated to the men and women who work as 9-1-1- dispatchers, communications operators, radio control personnel any and all of those who utilize telephones, radios and computers to provide support to Law...
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Klamath County Reps Meet With Governor Brown For The DA Consideration

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Sometime after April 17th, Governor Kate Brown will announce her choice for the new Klamath County DA position.  A local committee here in Klamath Falls got together last week to interview potential candidates, and whittle the list down to two to be in the running.  The vote was unanimous and...
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New Graduates Of The Basic Corrections Class

Salem, Ore – Congratulations to the new graduating class of the Basic Corrections #BCL026 on their successful completion of basic training at the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training facility in Salem. The ceremony and reception will be next Friday morning the 21st also in Salem.  Family and friends of the graduates...
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Notes From The Klamath Falls Traffic Control Board Meeting

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath Falls Traffic Control Board had a meeting recently – this was the latest meeting since September of 2016. The first item on the agenda was parking on Prescott Street.  On Prescott, between Modoc and Siskiyou, it’s very narrow – barely room for two cars to easily pass by...
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Oregon House Takes Major Steps to Protect Tenants

Salem, Ore. – Last week the Oregon House of Representatives took a major step to protect tenants from extreme rent increases and no-cause evictions.  Two practices which unfortunately have become more common in some housing markets around the state. House Bill 2004, which passed by a vote of 31-27, establishes a just cause eviction...
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Bald Eagle Being Treated In Hood River

The Dalles, Ore. – One Bald Eagle was very lucky this week.  On Tuesday April 12th, Oregon State Police received a report from a Hood River resident about an injured Bald Eagle.   Jeff Wallace saw the bird sitting on the side of the road and noticed he was not able to fly. Wallace...
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