Oregon studded tire season ends Sunday, March 31

Oregon studded tire season ends Sunday, March 31

Oregon drivers are reminded to remove studded tires by midnight Sunday, March 31. 

“Drivers are encouraged to not wait until the March 31 deadline to remove their studded tires especially if they aren’t driving in the mountain passes between now and then” said Luci Moore, State Maintenance and Operations Engineer.

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City of Klamath Falls and KFDA award $145k in downtown facade improvement grants

City of Klamath Falls and KFDA award $145k in downtown facade improvement grants

The City of Klamath Falls and Klamath Falls Downtown Association (KFDA) are pleased to announce the award of $145,000 in grant funding to local property owners to encourage investment in downtown-area properties.

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Greg Walden statement on proposal to delist wolves across Lower 48 [VIDEO]

Greg Walden statement on proposal to delist wolves across Lower 48 [VIDEO]

For years, I’ve heard from ranchers across our district who watched as wolf populations continue to grow, harassing and killing their livestock. This truly threatens their livelihoods. Today’s announcement from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is welcome news for Oregonians and people across the West who have been waiting for action to delist the gray wolf, after the…

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Department of the Interior celebrates recover of the Gray Wolf with proposal to return management to states, tribes

Department of the Interior celebrates recover of the Gray Wolf with proposal to return management to states, tribes

The gray wolf, an iconic species of the American West, had all but disappeared from landscape in the lower 48 states by the early 20th century. Now it roams free in nine states and is stable and healthy throughout its current range. This constitutes one of the greatest comebacks for an animal in U.S. conservation history. Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is re-affirming the success of this recovery with a proposal to remove all gray wolves from protection under Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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Silence about infant’s death necessitates an independent investigation

Silence about infant’s death necessitates an independent investigation

SALEM, Oregon – The safety of Oregon’s children is in peril. The inability of the Department of Human Services’ Child Welfare Program to protect our children is once again underscored by the tragic death of an infant in a day care center.

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Republicans kick off Sunshine Week with calls for Brown to be investigated

Republicans kick off Sunshine Week with calls for Brown to be investigated

SALEM, Ore.—Sunshine Week—a celebration of transparency in government—comes at an inopportune time for the Brown administration. Republicans are kicking off Sunshine Week with calls for Democrat Gov. Kate Brown to be investigated and claim that her legislative agenda chipping away at public records access paired with a perceived cover-up could be grounds for her resignation.

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Wyden to Hold Town Halls in Klamath and Lake Counties

Wyden to Hold Town Halls in Klamath and Lake Counties

Senator Ron Wyden will hold town halls on Friday, March 15 in Lake and Klamath counties. Wyden has held 931 town halls statewide overall since promising Oregonians when first elected that he would hold at least one annual town hall in each of the state’s 36 counties.

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New Rules Governing Smoke from Controlled Forest Burns Take Effect in Time for Spring Burning Season

New Rules Governing Smoke from Controlled Forest Burns Take Effect in Time for Spring Burning Season

SALEM, Ore. – Revised rules that protect air quality in areas of Oregon susceptible to smoke from controlled forest burns have gone into effect just as the spring burning season gets underway. The new rules were adopted in January by the Oregon Board of Forestry and approved by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, following a multi-year review process by a broad-based committee.

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BOR Requests Comments on Klamath Project Draft Environmental Assessment

BOR Requests Comments on Klamath Project Draft Environmental Assessment

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Bureau of Reclamation invites public review and comment on a draft Environmental Assessment titled, Implementation of Klamath Project Operating Procedures 2019-2024. The draft evaluates the proposed action for the Biological Assessment that was transmitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dec.21, 2018, as modified on Feb. 15, 2019.

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173rd FW Hosts Awards Banquet to Honor Superior Performers

173rd FW Hosts Awards Banquet to Honor Superior Performers

Klamath Falls, Ore. - The 173rd Fighter Wing congratulated its top performers during an awards banquet, March 2, 2019, held at the Oregon Institute of Technology campus in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

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Merkley Not Running for President in 2020

Merkley Not Running for President in 2020

US Senator Jeff Merkley took to YouTube in a campaign video announcing his plan on running for the United States Presidency in 2020. In his video, Merkley boldly states he is not going to run for President but rather run for re-election and help become a full-partner in addressing the challenges faced in the Senate.

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Brown Orders Flags Lowered To Half-Staff In Honor of Secretary Richardson

Brown Orders Flags Lowered To Half-Staff In Honor of Secretary Richardson

Salem, OR — Governor Kate Brown today ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, March 6, when members of the public and state government will honor the life of Oregon's 26th Secretary of State Dennis Richardson at the State Capitol in Salem. Flags should be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset that day.

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Oregon Leads 21 State Lawsuit Challenging Reproductive Health Restrictions

Oregon Leads 21 State Lawsuit Challenging Reproductive Health Restrictions

Salem, Ore. — Today, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced they are leading a national lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a new rule that will significantly restrict access to reproductive health services and information for women and families.

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Recap, Klamath Day at the Capital [VIDEO]

Recap, Klamath Day at the Capital [VIDEO]

Last week, the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce held its 3rd annual Klamath Day at the Capitol, an important day of advocacy for the Klamath Basin. The delegation met with over 40 Senators and Representatives as well as 4 different agencies to address opportunities and concerns of the local community. 

“This helps give the Klamath business community a voice with our elected officials,” said Heather Tramp, the Chamber’s Executive Director, “I believe it’s one of the most important things we can do for our membership – represent business interest and advocate for opportunity and solutions.”

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State Funeral for Secretary Richardson

State Funeral for Secretary Richardson

Today, Acting Secretary of State Leslie Cummings and the family of Secretary of State Dennis Richardson issued the following invitation:

“A state funeral for Dennis Richardson, Oregon’s 26th Secretary of State, will be held on Wednesday, March 6, at 2:00 PM in the Oregon State Capitol Building in Salem.

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Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Has Died Following a Lengthy Battle with Cancer

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Has Died Following a Lengthy Battle with Cancer

On Tuesday, February 26, at approximately 9:00pm, Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson’s courageous battle with cancer came to a close. Dennis passed away at his home surrounded by family and friends.

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Local Stakeholders Announce Major Investments in Klamath Basin

Local Stakeholders Announce Major Investments in Klamath Basin

KLAMATH FALLS, OR – Oregon’s U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, joined by representatives from Klamath-area irrigation districts and tribes​, today announced significant investments in the Klamath Basin were included in the 2019 spending bills that recently were passed by Congress and signed by the president.

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