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Oregon Troops Train for Desert Operations

More than 500 Soldiers of the Oregon Army National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 116th Calvary Regiment (3-116th Combined Arms), and the 1186th Military Police Company (1186th MP), spent 12 days conducting live-fire exercises and large-scale simulated battle scenarios at the National Training Center (NTC), in the Mojave Desert at Fort Irwin, Calif., August 14-25, 2015....
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Oregon Airmen Train for Ground Battle

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Oregon Air National Guard members that were activated to help with Oregon’s wildfires will complete their training this weekend. MSgt. Jennifer Shirar with the public affairs office says they’re not sure yet what fire the airmen from Klamath Falls will be assigned to when they wrap up their training on Sunday....
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SEIU May Get $15 Hourly Wages in Oregon

Salem, Ore.–  Service Employees Union International Local 503 is expected to announce Friday that a they’ve reached an agreement with the state to increase wages for Home-care workers to $14.50 by February of 2017. An additional training certification would earn workers another 50 cents per hour starting in 2017. Nation-wide, unions have been pushing of $15...
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Klamath Based National Guard Nearly Complete Fire Training

SALEM, Oregon (Aug. 28, 2015)–The additional 250 Oregon National Guard members activated to assist with ongoing firefighting efforts throughout the state are scheduled to complete their firefighting training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), in Salem, Oregon on Saturday, Aug. 29.  The group, comprised of Citizen-Airmen from the 142nd Fighter...
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City Street Work on Monday

klamath Falls, Ore. -  Street Division crews will be performing work during the hours of 4:00am to 4:30pm (weather permitting) for the week of August 31 through September 4, 2015 as follows: Asphalt Crews August 31 – Crack patching Pacific Terrace area  September 1 – Crack sealing Pacific Terrace area  September 2 – Road...
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Christmas Valley Clinic Transfers Management

La Pine, Ore.–  The North Lake Health Board will transfer management of the Christmas Valley Clinic over to LaPine Community Health Center effective tomorrow. The Lake County Examiner reports that the board needed to find new leadership for the clinic after Dr. Todd Carlson planned to retire at the end of July, and the...
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Oregonians Will Receive Kicker Refund

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  It’s kicker time! Oregon tax payers will get a little bit back… $402 million in extra income paid in taxes will find its way back into the pockets of the people who earned it. State officials say the median refund amount will be about 124 dollars. 
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Walden Offers Tickets to See Pope

WASHINGTON—U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced today that his office is now accepting requests from residents of Oregon’s Second District for tickets to take part in His Holiness Pope Francis’ address to the U.S. Congress on September 24, 2015. “The visit of Pope Francis to the U.S. Capitol—the first time a pope has...
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Sheriff Frank Skrah Issues Statement

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Sheriff Frank Skrah has issued a statement in response to recent news reports that he is the subject of a Department of Justice investigation. Read the full statement here. The Klamath County Board of Commissioners meets this afternoon for a closed door discussion on the DoJ investigation. On Monday… commissioners announced that...
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Pen Air Marketing Team Visits Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.  -  Missy Roberts and Kristin Folmar, Vice President and Director of PenAir Sales and Marketing respectively, recently spent the day in Klamath Falls meeting with community stakeholders and learning more about the area’s air service needs. Missy Roberts remarked that PenAir continues to be impressed with the level of interest and...
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