Category Archives: Klamath Falls Herald & News

Consider this, before deciding on Jordan Cove | Guest Commentary |

We tax payers, state and local governments alike cannot afford approval of this project and the liabilities it would create under established law. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy would forestall any agreements with the applicant for remediation of damages that are likely to occur, some of which are cited below. If the application were approved, we would […]
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Proposed cap and trade system would change Oregon

Oregon’s proposed cap and trade system will change the state’s economy, providing lucrative opportunities to some industries and potentially putting others out of business. Those concerns were laid out in hours of testimony before legislators in Salem over the past week. Source: Proposed cap and trade system would change Oregon

Get a warrant if police want to view health records | Opinion

Law enforcement advocates would like to chip away at Oregonians’ health privacy. Source: Get a warrant if police want to view health records

Commissioners commit $400,000 to youth facility

Klamath County Commissioners agreed Wednesday morning to commit $400,000 to the Youth Inspiration Program juvenile facility expansion. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown allocated $12 million for the project in her 2019-2021 budget proposal. The expansion will add more beds and programs to the YIP facility and cost around $17 million, Juvenile Department Director Dan Golden said. […]
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Guest opinion: Redistricting comes to the front in Oregon

The League of Women Voters of Klamath County is ramping up to tackle a big issue: voter district gerrymandering. Why now and why is this important? Because with the 2020 U.S census coming, it is likely that Oregon will be apportioned one additional congressional seat and our current Congressional District 2 will be redrawn. Source: […]
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Graduation rates in county schools continue upward trend

KCSD schools above state average, see improvements. The graduation rate for Klamath County School District high school students increased in 2018 for the fourth year in a row and continues to exceed the state average. Source: Graduation rates in county schools continue upward trend | Limelighter |

Dam removal contractor holds Q&A

One of three lead contractors in the running for the proposed removal of four Klamath River hydroelectric dams is holding a subcontractors Q&A meeting for the public on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Granite Construction, with corporate offices in Watsonville, Calif., will host the meeting from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Washington Federal conference center, 5215 […]
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Jordan Cove opens downtown office

Sticking to its promise to open a storefront office in downtown Klamath Falls, Jordan Cove LNG and its parent company, Pembina of Calgary, Canada, cut the ribbon Wednesday with about 50 onlookers crowded into the lobby of the historic Main Street Medical-Dental Building. Source: Jordan Cove opens downtown office | Local News |

Oregon to help amid federal government shutdown

With the federal government shutdown in its second month, officials in Oregon are looking to help beleaguered federal employees, possibly with millions of dollars in assistance, authorities said Wednesday. Almost 10,000 federal employees in the state are not getting paid because of the shutdown, huge swaths of federal lands are unattended, creating wildfire hazards. Also, […]
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Government shutdown causes student aid slowdown

Students who receive financial aid to help pay for higher education continue to receive their funds, though the speed at which they get this money could vary due to the federal government shutdown. Source: Government shutdown causes student aid slowdown | News |