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Oregon’s Road User Fee task force recommends state-wide mileage tax

Salem, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Transportation says a test group of car owners paying taxes by the mile rather than paying gas taxes is working. The Oregon Road User Fee Task Force is recommending charging all vehicles rated at 20 miles per gallon or less a road usage fee beginning in 2025. Oregon is...
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Gubernatorial candidate plans visit to Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Just a week away from the election… and Klamath Falls is getting some attention at least one of the gubernatorial candidates. Dr. Bud Pierce plans to visit Klamath Falls on Wednesday afternoon. He’ll stop off at the Republican Party Headquarters, 1739 Washburn Way, at 3PM. For directions or questions contact Ruth...
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Former governor’s son arrested on DUI, other charges

Portland, Ore.– Logan Kitzhaber was arrested Wednesday on DUI… reckless driving… and a number of other charges in connection with an accident that happened back in July. The 19-year-old son of former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber was seriously injured in the crash on Highway 101 when his car crossed the centerline and sideswiped a...
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No change in unemployment for Klamath, Lake Counties

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Unemployment held steady at 7.4 percent in Klamath County during the month of September, according to the Oregon Employment Department. Jobs and Trade and Manufacturing were lost last month. Overall… more people are working in the county compared to a year ago when unemployment was 8.1 percent. In Lake County… Unemployment is also unchanged....
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Forestry Department holds employment workshops

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – The Fremont-Winema National Forest is preparing to hire more than 100 positions across south-central Oregon, and wants to help interested applicants with the process. Two workshops are scheduled to share information on temporary positions for the 2017 field season and firefighting positions, as well as tips on navigating the federal application...
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PenAir adds another outbound flight

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Starting November 27th PenAir will add a second Sunday flight out of the Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport. The new outbound flight will leave at 6:40am, adding to the current 11:00am departure. PenAir officials say the one Sunday flight is usually pretty full, and they’re responding to feedback from customers. PenAir started...
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Parkerson sentenced to 30 years for shooting deputy

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The man convicted of shooting and injuring a Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputy was sentenced on Wednesday to 30 years in prison. A jury found William Parkerson guilty of attempted aggravated murder in May. Parkerson shot and seriously injured deputy Jason Weber during a traffic stop in August 2014.  Weber was shot...
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Public hearing to discuss monument expansion

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Commissioners will hold a town hall forum next week to get input on a proposed expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. A similar public hearing was held in Ashland earlier this month… which attracted primarily supporters of the plan to double the 66-thousand acre monument between Ashland and Klamath...
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Kitzhaber not a fan of Measure 97

Portland, Ore.– Former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is going against his party… and speaking out against Measure 97. Kitzhaber posted a message on his facebook page last night saying that the measure intends to throw another 6-billion dollars into state programs, regardless of whether they’re working. Kitzhaber says Oregon needs at least another 2...
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Where can you drop off your election ballot?

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregonians are already returning ballots, and that’s created a question about stamps. Only one first-class stamp is needed to return your ballot, not two as some social media posts are suggesting. You can skip the stamp altogether by dropping off your ballot in person at an official drop box. To find...
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