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Cover Oregon: Still No Self-Enrollment

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The deadline to enroll in Obamacare came and went Monday… and the Cover Oregon website is still not available for Oregonians to self-enroll in a healthcare plan. The Affordable Care Act does allow states that run their own exchange to choose their own deadlines. Meanwhile… another leader resigned because of the troubled website....
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Slick Roads Cause Accidents on Highway 97

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Several accidents on Highway 97 slowed traffic near Lava Butte Tuesday morning. The road has some slick spots. No word yet whether there were any injuries in any of those wrecks.
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Deadline Passes; Cover Oregon Still Not Ready for Self-Enrollment

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Cover Oregon is bleeding executives as another leader resigned yesterday. Aaron Karjala was information-technology manager for Cover Oregon. He wasn’t responsible for bulding the exchange, only for managing it once it was completed. Oregon’s health exchange is the only one in the country that still is not set up for residents to...
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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Prepares for Business

Klamath Falls, Ore.– At least one medical marijuana facility is ready to open up in Klamath Falls. Owner Edward Medina Junior told the Herald and News that he’s just waiting for his product to complete quality testing in Bend before he can open for business on Washburn Way next Monday. Once operating, only those over...
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Basin Troops Prepare for Deployment

Klamath Falls, Ore.– National Guard troops from Klamath Falls are gearing up and getting ready to head out the Afghanistan for six-to-nine months, where they’ll provide security for an Air Base in the western part of the country. 40 soldiers from Charlie Troop of the 82nd Cavalry will leave in August, after a couple...
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No Foolin’: Notes for April 1st

 Klamath Falls, Ore.– A couple of things to note for today… if your car is still sporting studded tires… you could get a ticket. As of today, studded tires are no longer permitted on Oregon roads. At least not until next winter. Also… firewood permits for the Fremont-Winema National Forest are available starting today. You...
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2-Week Burn Window Set for April 19th in Klamath County

The 2013 Spring Open Burning Window within the Klamath County Air Quality Zone will start on Friday, April 19, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 5:00 pm Sunday May 4, 2014.  The Klamath County Environmental Health conditions of the Spring 2014 Open Burning Window are: 1.             Only residential yard waste, such as tree limbs, brush, and leaves may...
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Second Arrest in Counterfeit Scheme

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A second person has been arrested in connection with counterfeit bills being passed at a local convenience store. According to a press release, Oregon State Police and Klamath Falls Police went to the Cimarron Motel Inn on South Sixth Street to contact a man suspected of being connected to counterfeit bills found...
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Woman Charged in Connection to Ex-Husband’s Murder

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls woman was arrested last week, pleading guilty to charges that she conspired to kill her ex-husband. 66-year old Carla Louise Clark is accused of working out an agreement with her neighbor, 35-year old Zane Sterling Skeen, to kill 65-year old Larry Wayne Clark. His body was found at...
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Autism in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– April begins Autism Awareness Month throughout the country.   It was just last week that the Centers for Disease Control issued its latest figures on the prevalence of Autism in the U-S, stating that one in 68 children are on the Autism Spectrum.   Laura Blair  heads up the Klamath County...
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