Category Archives: Klamath Falls Herald & News

KRRC liaison breaks down dam removal

Removal of four dams along the Klamath River — J.C. Boyle, Copco 1 and 2, and Iron Gate Dam — by non-profit Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC), will need to be paired with a long-term agreement in order to solve long-term water quality issues for the Klamath River. Source: KRRC liaison breaks down dam removal […]
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Cemetery issue calls for legislative action at next month’s session | Editorials

The state agency with authority over cemeteries has come up with a temporary patch to allow burials at Eternal Hills Cemetery in Klamath Falls, but it will be up to the Legislature to come up with something more permanent. It’s a problem in need of a solution as events at Eternal Hills Cemetery in the […]
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State holding emergency meeting for Eternal Hills

The Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board (OMCB) plans to hold an emergency meeting Friday afternoon to consider passing a temporary rule that could again allow burials at Eternal Hills Cemetery. Burials at the facility have been unavailable since Jan. 1 after a law allowing day-use permits expired. Source: State holding emergency meeting for Eternal Hills […]
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Fight Sessions’ pot policy, but don’t skip other issues | Editorials

Threatening moves by Attorney General Jeff Sessions against states that legalized marijuana are ill-informed, destructive and a distraction from far more important issues. Sessions last week rescinded two Obama-era U.S. Department of Justice memos that had established a fairly hands-off approach to legalized medical and recreational marijuana. Source: Fight Sessions’ pot policy, but don’t skip […]
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Don’t treat medical and recreational marijuana the same — they’re not | Editorials 

Medical marijuana should not be judged on the same terms as recreational marijuana. The fear, however, exists that could happen because of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent decision to leave it up to the federal prosecutor for each state whether to enforce existing law outlawing use of marijuana. Medical use of marijuana exists in […]
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Klamath free of wolf attacks in 2017 | News | heraldandnews.com

For the first time on record, Klamath County has not received a report of wolf depredation within its borders for an entire year, despite livestock attacks nearby in recent weeks. During a meeting Thursday of the Klamath County Wolf Depredation Advisory Council, committee members said they were not requesting reimbursements funds from the state for […]
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Homeless students: Rates up in Klamath County schools

Homelessness isn’t always easy to spot among teens. It can look like “couch-surfing” or doubling up with a friend’s family, aside from just roughing it out on the streets. Source: Homeless students: Rates up in Klamath County schools | Local News | heraldandnews.com

Family struggles with inability to bury at Eternal Hills

A local family is living the nightmare state regulators were dreading when permits for burials at Eternal Hills Cemetery became unavailable starting Jan. 1. Source: Family struggles with inability to bury at Eternal Hills | News | heraldandnews.com

Primary responsibility for marijuana laws shouldn’t be federal

Business as usual, or something else? People whose personal or financial lives revolve around marijuana likely are wondering after the Trump administration said it would leave it up to the federal prosecutor for each state how stringently to enforce federal law forbidding sale of marijuana for recreational use. Source: Primary responsibility for marijuana laws shouldn’t […]
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Loss of Measure 101 means loss of health insurance for 6,000 Klamath County people | Guest Commentary

Last month I was reading the paper while visiting family in Hillsboro. A very descriptive editorial cartoon showed a bus going down Highway 101 along the Oregon coast. The bus was titled “Healthcare for 300,000 Oregonians.” A sign showed an upcoming intersection with the choice of “yes” or “no.” Following “yes” continued the bus down […]
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