Walden to hold a town halls at Lost River HS and Lake County Courthouse

Walden to hold a town halls at Lost River HS and Lake County Courthouse

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Continuing a series of town hall meetings across Oregon’s Second District, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced today he will hold town halls in Lake and Klamath counties next week. Details on the meetings are included below.  

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Recreation Report for May 23, 2019 - Big Game Hunting Workshops Scheduled

Recreation Report for May 23, 2019 - Big Game Hunting Workshops Scheduled

Highlights from this week’s Recreation Report include: Big game hunting workshops, More rivers and streams open to trout on May 22, Last weekend for spring turkey and bear hunting, best best for fishing this holiday weekend.

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Special District Election Results, May 2019

Special District Election Results, May 2019

Just under 20% of eligible voters turned in ballots for the May 2019 Special District election. According to the Klamath County Clerks Office, 9119 ballots were cast in Klamath County. Some of the races included key positions in education, fire protection, parks, water services, cemeteries, transit, and 9-1-1. Two funding measures, one for Klamath District 911 and another for Merrill Rural Protection were also on the ballot.

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Governor signs bill providing high-speed broadband internet

Governor signs bill providing high-speed broadband internet

Salem, Ore. – House Bill 3061 was signed by Governor Brown on Monday. The bill was chief-sponsored by Rep. E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls).

House Bill 3061 amends ORS 271 to allow municipalities to transfer property acquired from government entities to private corporations if used to provide broadband internet services to the citizens. It allows a political subdivision to waive and relinquish interest within 20 years of the transfer if such action is determined to be in the public interest.

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House Approves $9 Billion State School Fund Budget, Advances Student Success Appropriation

House Approves $9 Billion State School Fund Budget, Advances Student Success Appropriation

Salem, Ore. – The Oregon House of Representatives approved a $9 billion budget for K-12 schools and advanced the nearly $1 billion appropriation bill for the Student Success Act. Combined, this legislation will help transform Oregon’s public schools into a model system that will give every student the opportunity to succeed.

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Colonels Smith & Edwards reflect on the journey

Colonels Smith & Edwards reflect on the journey

On June 1, 2019 Col. Jeff “Sled” Smith will step down as the Commander of the 173rd Fighter Wing, and Col. Jeff “Thug” Edwards will take command of the wing. It marks the final chapter in their careers which began when they stepped off the same bus at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1991.

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Klamath Tribes met with DHS regarding Native American Children and the Child Welfare System

Klamath Tribes met with DHS regarding Native American Children and the Child Welfare System

Chiloquin OR.- Klamath Tribal Government, Administration Staff, and Tribal Social Services, met with members of the Oregon Department of Human Services to discuss the Child Welfare System and the Klamath Tribal children’s over-represented numbers in the state child welfare system.

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Jail inspected, results in high marks

Jail inspected, results in high marks

The Klamath County Detention Center recently received high marks during a mandatory compliance inspection.

“We got an outstanding score, a 96.5% out of 100. We all worked really hard,” said Jail Commander Lieutenant Brian Bryson.

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Bill brings Eternal Hills Funeral Home resolution, clean-up of cemetery scheduled for May 4

Bill brings Eternal Hills Funeral Home resolution, clean-up of cemetery scheduled for May 4

Salem, Ore. – “This frustrating circumstance with Eternal Hills Funeral Home was caused by an owner who failed in their responsibilities to the families they served with a blatant disregard to the state regulatory agencies," said Rep. E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls).

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Striping season just around the corner

Striping season just around the corner

Salem, Ore. - "It's wet paint, and it can most definitely color your vehicle." That's what striping crew members hope drivers will remember as the season for putting stripes down on roads all over Oregon approaches.

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Recreation Report for April 25, local trout fishing reported good

Recreation Report for April 25, local trout fishing reported good

Highlights from this week’s Recreation Report include: Family fishing events, Take aim at fish, Best bets for weekend fishing, Southeast zone fishing update, 2019 Spring turkey hunting forecast.

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Local unemployment rate up from a year ago

Local unemployment rate up from a year ago

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was little changed in the past month. The rate was 7.3 percent in March and 7.4 percent in February. The rate remains up from this time last year when it was 6.3 percent.

Klamath County added 100 jobs in March, typical hiring for this time of year.

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Brown creates Child Welfare Oversight Board to address immediate issues in child welfare

Brown creates Child Welfare Oversight Board to address immediate issues in child welfare

Salem, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown today issued an executive order that establishes the Child Welfare Oversight Board to advise her direction to the Department of Human Services (DHS) so it can more effectively address Oregon’s child welfare crisis.

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