Category Archives: Klamath Falls Herald & News

Oregon jail holding immigrants sued by property taxpayers

A jail in north-central Oregon has been sued by four people who contend the facility is violating state law by holding immigrants who are awaiting status hearings or deportation. The four assert in a lawsuit filed Friday in northern Wasco County that they have paid and continue to pay property taxes used to build and […]
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Wind power not huffing and puffing its way into the heart of rural America — Guest Opinion

The backlash against Big Wind continues. Indeed, entire states are now restricting or rejecting wind projects. In April, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill that puts an early end to lucrative tax credits that Big Wind was collecting in the Sooner state. The move will save the state about $500 million over the next […]
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Kitzhaber probe may become a new learning experience | Editorials

When something smells bad it’s usually because something is rotten. That observation brings us to the renewal of the state ethics probe into former Gov. John Kitzhaber and “first lady” Cylvia Hayes and their possible conflicts of interest and improper use of state services and facilities that led to federal investigation of the matter. That […]
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North Ridge cleanup reaches halfway mark

Three-year project aims to remove asbestos from World War II-era military base. Officials of various government agencies toured North Ridge Estates on Wednesday, inspecting the result of years of work to clean up an asbestos-tainted housing subdivision northwest of Klamath Falls. Source: North Ridge cleanup reaches halfway mark | Local News |

Growing green: Wholly Hemp Farm brings the hemp industry to Klamath

Looking over their field of 5,000 thriving hemp plants, Marianne and Marvin Yong, the owners of Wholly Hemp Farm, said their mission is to educate the Klamath Falls community about the industrial plant’s potential, ranging from textiles to building material to medicine. Source: Growing green: Wholly Hemp Farm brings the hemp industry to Klamath | […]
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Wildfire forces evacuations in K Falls

Area neighborhoods and businesses were evacuated Tuesday as emergency crews respond to the Highway 97 Fire, in Klamath Falls. Homes on Flowers Lane and parts of Wocus Road, as well as employees at ESI Inc. and iQor, were told to leave the area as firefighters responded to the blaze, which was reported around 11:15 a.m. […]
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Klamath Tribes meet with Interior’s Zinke

Klamath Tribes Chairman Don Gentry and a Klamath Tribes delegation voiced support for the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument expansion — among other topics — during their first meeting with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke in Medford Sunday. Source: Klamath Tribes meet with Interior’s Zinke | Klamath |

Comparing crime data between cities has value along with definite limits | Editorials

The FBI’s annual report on crime statistics for individual cities came out recently and ranked Klamath Falls 12th in Oregon’s list of most dangerous cities. Medford was ranked first. Before going further, we should say a few things about the ratings and their limitations. Such figures are probably good for showing general trends, which are […]
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Help bring dentists to the patients who need them the most — Guest Opinion

A lot has changed in the field of dentistry over the years. One thing that will always stay the same is the need for each and every person to have access to a high-quality, licensed dentist. As health care remains a hot-button issue nationally, Oregon’s legislators have also been focused on access to health care […]
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The Legislature: the good, the bad and the really ugly | Editorials 

Oregon’s 2017 legislature is over and managed another patch job for the budget. It kicked the can until next time on more substantive, structural changes to deal with the state’s biannual budget crisis from such things as pension costs. But it did remember higher education and, specifically Oregon Tech, and what’s good for Oregon Tech […]
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