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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Clarno Takes Ceremonial Oath of Office

Clarno Takes Ceremonial Oath of Office

SALEM, OR — [April 3, 2019], Secretary of State Bev Clarno took her ceremonial Oath of Office in the Governor’s Ceremonial Office of the Oregon State Capitol.

“I am honored by the confidence you have placed in me in appointing me to serve as Secretary of State,” said Secretary Clarno in her opening remarks.

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Medical marijuana growers who don't report inventory face penalties

Medical marijuana growers who don't report inventory face penalties

PORTLAND, Ore.—The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) is warning hundreds of cannabis growers they need to come into compliance with inventory reporting requirements or face stiff penalties.

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Klamath Tribes receive Justice Department grant of $396k supporting crime victims

Klamath Tribes receive Justice Department grant of $396k supporting crime victims

WASHINGTON— The Office of Justice Programs’ Office for Victims of Crime today awarded more than $8 million to support crime victims in Native American communities in six states: Alaska, California, Maine, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. The group of 13 awards is the third in a series of grants being made by OVC to American Indian and Alaska Native communities. OVC has now awarded more than $17 million of nearly $100 million to support tribal victim service programs.

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