Category Archives: Klamath Falls Herald & News

Oregon Health Authority awards statewide CCO contracts

Oregon has picked the winners in the $6 billion-a-year coordinated care sweepstakes. Source: Oregon Health Authority awards statewide CCO contracts

Rep. Reschke: 2019 Legislative Session report out

Oregon’s 2019 Legislative Session took a full 160 days, nearly six months, to complete its business. This was the first time since 2011 that the Legislature took this long. Constitutionally, the only duty of each legislature is to produce a balanced budget. That said, the Legislature does far more than produce a balanced budget when […]
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Latest hearing shows strong support for Jordan Cove pipeline

FERC hearing decisively shows Klamath County residents and businesses in support of Jordan Cove. As a longtime supporter of the Jordan Cove Project, I was thrilled to see the overwhelming showing of support for the Project at the FERC hearing in Klamath Falls last month. It was clear to anyone — proponents and opponents — […]
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A rationale for Jordon Cove Project LNG

Global warming is causing climate change and is a real threat to humans with a high likelihood of catastrophic consequences, if major changes are not undertaken to reverse the release of greenhouse gases, especially CO2 and methane. Use of fossil fuels must be decreased. Currently solar, wind, tidal and hydroelectric are the best sources of […]
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GoFundMe account set up for Rogue Pack

A GoFundMe account has been set up by a Southern Oregon advocacy group with the goal of protecting both wolves and livestock. KS Wild, based in Ashland, set up the crowdsourcing effort to help build a 6-foot-tall electric fence to keep wolves, including OR-7 and the Rogue Pack, off the 270-acre Prospect area property owned […]
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Oregon child welfare director leaves office

Oregon’s child welfare director left her post Wednesday and will retire in August, a spokesman for the Department of Human Services confirmed. Source: Oregon child welfare director leaves office

On the Klamath: To save the salmon, close hatcheries

In 2021, four large dams on the Klamath River are due to be demolished, in part to revive the river and Klamath Basin salmon. But unless salmon hatchery operations are discontinued soon afterward on the river, the effort will founder. Allowing hatchery salmon to mix with struggling native salmon after removing the dams is like […]
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National Popular Vote versus local rights

The National Popular Vote (NPV) is rolling across the U.S. Although the popular vote initiative sounds reasonable on its surface, the devil is in the details. The NCSL (National Conference of State Legislators) website states: “The National Popular Vote (NPV) movement emerged in late 2006 and has slowly gain some steam since then. Source: National […]
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The value of tourism to Klamath County | Guest Commentary |

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Part 1 of a 3-Part series on Tourism; The Value of Tourism to Klamath County. Part 2:Tourism Funding At A Crossroads; Part 3: Tourism: Funding Tourism for Results PART 1: The Value of Tourism to Klamath County As a longtime Klamath County resident, I’ve watched the community’s economic health over […]
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Klamath doctor named HPV vaccination champion

The Oregon Health Authority and American Cancer Society recently honored Dr. Stewart Decker with an award of excellence for his promotion of human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination in Klamath County, according to a news release. Decker, a primary care physician at Sky Lakes Medical Center, was lauded for his individual contributions toward the promotion of […]
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