Klamath Basin News, Friday, 9/30 – Three Counties Propose New Klamath Watershed Alliance To Address Limited Water Supply

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Klamath Basin Weather

Today Sunny, with a high near 77. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming easterly. Overnight, clear, with a low around 43.

Saturday Sunny, with a high near 79. North northeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon. Clearn overnight with a low around 44.
Sunday Sunny, with a high near 81.Overnight low of 45.
Monday Sunny, with a high near 82.
Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 83.
Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

Today’s Headlines

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Eric Patrick Koon still on the loose from law enforement.

The manhunt continues for Eric Patrick Koon on Chiloquin by local law enforcement.

A press release from the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) stated that Eric Patrick Koon, 19, is still missing after the abduction of Molly May Swedenskey on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

“Recent information suggests members of the public have provided assistance to Koon in the last few days,” the release states.

“Koon is armed and dangerous and the public should know they are putting themselves at risk if they attempt to help him. The public should also be aware that Koon may have altered his physical appearance.”

Koon was last seen by police at approximately 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 when KCSO deputies responded to the Pilot Travel Center in Chemult. Once there, they found Swedenskey and Koon fled south on Highway 97 at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.

Deputies deployed spike strips, and with the assistance of Oregon State Police (OSP) the vehicle was brought to a stop off the road near milepost 222 on highway 97. Koon fled into a wooded area armed with a handgun.

For past week KCSO deputies, with the assistance of OSP, the Klamath Falls Police Department and U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement have searched the area and have been unable to locate Koon.

Three counties across state lines are proposing that their counties and other stakeholders in the Klamath Watershed form a new alliance to address the broad needs of its limited water supply. 

It also wants to coordinate watershed projects’ funding that it calls a “piecemeal approach (that) does not require results or require any accountability.”

In a letter signed by five elected county leaders from Klamath, Modoc and Siskiyou Counties and issued to news media today, they wrote, “We have proposed that the tribes and counties form an advisory committee that would work together to make recommendations to federal and state agencies on the best uses of available funding. Through that collaboration, we can restore relationships and trust, and serve the overall public interest.”

The Klamath Basin Watershed is a water source for Native American tribal interests, private farms and ranches, endangered species, environmentalists and recreationists who rely on the water from more than 12,000 square miles in south central Oregon and northern California that supplies the Klamath River.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service says the Upper Klamath Basin covers 5.6 million acres in three counties in Oregon: Jackson, Lake and Klamath, with Klamath having the largest share; and two counties in California: Siskiyou and Modoc.  The Lower Klamath Basin flows through California counties of Trinity, Humboldt and Del Norte.  65% of the basin sits in California, 35% in Oregon, feeding the Klamath River that flows approximately 263 miles to the Pacific Ocean.

The five authors of this week’s letter to editors include Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors members Brandon Criss and Michael Kobseff, Modoc County Board of Supervisors members Ned Coe and Geri Byrne, and Klamath County Commission Vice-Chair Derrick DeGroot.

Water issues from the Klamath Basin have competing interests which the authors acknowledge, “The extraordinary Klamath Watershed needs help. Conflict and competition over water are acute. Agricultural communities are fast drying up, and fish and wildlife are suffering. Division among and within our watershed’s communities is the worst in memory.”

Klamath County Fire District is having a community safety fair October 15thIt will be held in the parking lot of Home Depot on South 6th from 11am to 3pm.

Much will be covered in the four hour event, and free hot dogs will be provided by Home Depot.

Emergency escape plans, calling 911, and why never you should never pour water on a grease fire are just some of the many topics to be covered.

Visit KCFD1.com or call 541-885-2056 for more information.

City of Klamath Falls wants motorists should be aware of road closures in Klamath Falls scheduled for next week.

Crews will be performing work Oct. 4th through Oct. 5th, during the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. including:

10/04 – Eberlien Ave. Bridge will be closed.

Traffic will be detoured to Washburn Way and S. Alameda Ave. Detour route will also include parts of Shasta Way and OR39.

10/04 – Biehn St Bridge northbound lanes will be closed.

Northbound traffic will be routed to southbound lane and two way traffic.

10/05 – Biehn St Bridge southbound lanes will be closed

Southbound traffic will be routed to Northbound lane and two way traffic.

If you would like more information, please call City Development Services Department at (541) 883-4950

With construction on schedule to open in 2023, Klamath Community College’s Apprenticeship Center will provide new technical career skills programs intended to create new careers in the Klamath Basin and beyond – but community help is still needed to complete the project.

The KCC Foundation has launched “Build the Basin 2022” – a community-focused fundraising campaign with a goal of raising $300,000 this year towards the Apprenticeship Center. As a 501c3 nonprofit, donations made towards the cause are tax-deductible, with additional legacy naming rights opportunities also available.

Current workforce predictions estimate 2,400 construction and manufacturing-related jobs will be needed in the East Cascades region alone over the next decade, and upwards of 21,800 in Oregon. Additional emergency services needs are over 1,400 regionally and 19,200 statewide.

To address this need, the KCC Apprenticeship Center will provide a state-of-the-art training center for four-year apprenticeship programs, two-year degrees, and one-year certifications related to construction skills, fire and emergency response, law enforcement, commercial truck driving, and heavy equipment training.

Construction trades to be offered upon completion of the Apprenticeship Center include electrical, plumbing, millwright, carpentry, cement mason, drywall, interior/exterior specialist, painting, and construction basics. Manufacturing trades to be offered include engineering technology, manufacturing engineering, and computer-aided design careers. Additional facilities are also being developed for criminal justice, emergency medical technician, structural firefighting, wildland firefighting, and welding.

The emergency closure area for the Van Meter Fire has been reduced this week to the fire perimeter. Members of the public may not enter closed areas, and all uses—including hiking, hunting, and dispersed camping—are prohibited.  

There has been no fire growth over the last week and the fire is 100 percent contained. There are still pockets of unburned areas causing visible smoke within the fire perimeter that may continue to burn until winter snows.  

Public and firefighter safety remain the highest priority. Before venturing out to re-opened public lands near the Van Meter Fire, be aware that fire traffic may still be seen in the area. 

Additionally, safety concerns still exist. Watch out for fire weakened trees and limbs that can fall without warning. Leave the area immediately if the wind picks up. In wet weather, water or mud may cause landslides or flooding. Stump holes can remain hot long after the fire is out, and footing can be unstable if roots have burned out underground. Hot spots still exist within the fire perimeter.

Community- and health-centered organizations and coalitions were spotlighted at the monthly Healthy Klamath meeting Thursday, Sept. 22, with announcements for more than one dozen programs that are set to take place in the coming months of 2022 and 2023.

Klamath Promise — a local organization dedicated to improving education and community ties with schools — announced a free training program to become an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) trainer. For those who are interested in the three-series training session, contact Jessie DuBose at jessie_dubose@soesd.k12.or.us.

Educational program South-Central Early Learning Hub revealed its plan-in-progress to release a Klamath and Lake Counties Resource Guide, which will provide a directory of all the local services available within the two counties. The guide is in the process of finalization.

It was also mentioned that the Hub is now accepting Preschool Promise applications for the 2022-23 school year. Preschool Promise is a publicly-funded program for children from low-income households and children in foster care and other underserved communities according to the school district’s website. The program is for children ages 3 and 4 and can be accessed at local centers, in schools and from home.

To apply, go to www.southcentralhubenrollment.com or call 541-957-4809.

The Oregon Senate confirmed two new trustees for the governing board of Oregon Tech last week. The trustees are Assistant Professor of Computer Systems Engineering Technology Phong Nguyen (prn: Wynn)  and Embedded Systems and Software Engineering student Mason Wichmann.

The at-large faculty and student trustee positions were served by Trustees Rose McClure and Tim Hasty, who concluded their terms.

Phong Nguyen is an Assistant Professor in Computer Systems Engineering Technology at Oregon Tech’s Portland-Metro campus and has worked at Oregon Tech since 1999.

In 1975, Nguyen, a refugee from Vietnam, left an orphanage in Camp Pendleton to reunite with his family in Klamath Falls. In the late seventies, his father, two uncles, and cousin graduated from Oregon Tech. Determined to follow their higher-ed pursuit, he graduated from the Naval Academy as a part of the 15th Company, Class of 1985. Following his subsequent 11-year naval service, he proudly left as a Lieutenant Commander. Following in his footsteps, his two sons, 2017 and 2018 Naval Academy graduates, are serving this great country as young Navy Lieutenants.

Outside of teaching, in support of the Klamath community, Nguyen and his two young sons formed the BeeTeeRific String Trio, which performed over 50 concerts. Furthermore, he was a Little League umpire and volunteer high school wrestling coach. In 2015, he moved to Wilsonville to teach at the Portland-Metro campus and was awarded the Oregon Tech Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award in 2021, followed by the Oregon Tech Honorary Alumnus Award in 2022.-

Klamath County District Attorney Eve Costello has announced she is stepping down effective Oct. 31, 2022, because of health concerns.

Costello said she enjoyed serving the citizens of Klamath County and “appreciated all my interactions with those of you from many walks of life.  I know that our criminal justice system will continue with assistance from the Department of Justice until my replacement is located.”

In a news release Thursday morning, Costello said, quote, ““It is with a heavy heart that I inform you I intend to step down … my health requires it,” Costello said in a news release Thursday morning. “My husband adamantly agrees with the need. We do want to be able to live long and healthy autumn years.”

Mark Wills opens a new season tonight at Ross Ragland Theater

Fri – Sep 30, 2022 – 7:30pm PDT

Country singer Mark Wills comes to Ross Ragland on this Friday night and has a career of captivating fans and listeners for over two decades.

He achieved his first top-charting success at the young age of 23, and has maintained longevity in the music business that many artists can only dream of.

His mission is to create country music filled with depth and meaningful substance to create lasting memories through the words.

Mark has released a total of seven albums including a patriotic album in 2001, Looking for America. As an avid supporter of the US Military, he has more than a dozen trips to entertain our troops in Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Korea and Italy, among others.

Mark now resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Kelly and his two daughters. In his spare time, when he’s not writing, recording, or touring, Mark enjoys hunting in the great outdoors and spending time with his girls.

Mark is a dedicated parent, philanthropist, outdoorsman, and jokester; but, more than anything else, he is an artist and songwriter who helped to create the foundation for what country music is today!

Get tickets for Mark Wills Here

Around the state of Oregon

Joint Task Force Serves Search Warrant After Child Porn Uploaded from Local Central Point Residence

JCSO Case 22-0837 CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – The Southern Oregon Child Exploitation Team (SOCET) joint inter-agency task force served a search warrant this morning at a residence on the 2500 block of Rabun Way in Central Point.

SOCET served the warrant this morning after discovering numerous images of child exploitation were uploaded from the residence. Detectives are interviewing possible witnesses and involved parties, and investigations are ongoing.

During the warrant, investigators seized digital devices which will be forensically examined by the Southern Oregon High Tech Crimes Task Force (SOHTCTF) for further evidence of child exploitation. A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) started the investigation, which led to subpoenas, followed by the search warrant at the residence. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputies, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Jackson County District Attorney’s office, and SOHTCTF assisted with the warrant service.

SOCET is a joint inter-agency task force that started in June of 2020 to combat child exploitation and human trafficking. The task force consists of investigators from JCSO, Grants Pass Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and HSI; as well as prosecutors from our local, state and federal law enforcement partners in Jackson and Josephine County.

Federal Court Upholds Ruling That Grants Pass Violated Constitutional Rights Of Homeless

A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld a ruling that found the city of Grants Pass in southern Oregon violated the constitutional rights of people experiencing homelessness through a series of ordinances designed to prevent sleeping outside on public property.

In a 2-1 decision, judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals largely upheld a 2020 injunction issued by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Clarke, which ruled several ordinances designed to prevent people from sleeping on sidewalks and streets, violated the cruel and unusual punishment clause of the Eighth Amendment.

“We affirm the district court’s ruling that the City of Grants Pass cannot, consistent with the Eighth Amendment, enforce its anti-camping ordinances against homeless persons for the mere act of sleeping outside with rudimentary protection from the elements, or for sleeping in their car at night, when there is no other place in the City for them to go,” Roslyn Silver, a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Arizona states in the court’s opinion. Circuit Court Judge Ronald Gould signed onto Silver’s opinion. Both judges were appointed by former President Bill Clinton.

The decision Wednesday rests on a 2018 ruling from the Ninth Circuit, known as Martin v. Boise, which found a person cannot be punished for sleeping in public if there’s nowhere else for them to go.

That case has had widespread implications for municipalities throughout the Western United States that have tried to regulate where people without shelter can spend the night.

In Wednesday’s ruling, Ninth Circuit Court Judge Daniel Collins dissented. He stated the ruling “effectively requires the City of Grants Pass to allow all but one of its public parks to be used as homeless encampments.” Collins, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, stated that Martin and the Grass Pass case, “should be overturned or overruled at the earliest opportunity.”

Wednesday’s decision also held that homeless people sleeping in public cannot be fined. And the court found if the city did not provide enough shelter beds, people forced to sleep outside could use tents, or other forms of protection from the elements, or sleep in their vehicles.

Grant Pass city manager Aaron Cubic said the city was still reviewing the decision and didn’t have an initial comment.

Human Caused Wildfires Near Lithia Park in Ashland

Two fires are burning on Glenview Drive just down the road from Lithia Park. Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest District, Ashland Fire, and Jackson County Fire District 5 were engaged in the aggressive initial attack.

(Oregon Department of Forestry)

There were two separate fires started approximately 500 feet apart. Due to the mild conditions the fires spread slowly, aiding firefighters. The fires were human caused and an ODF fire investigator, aided by Ashland Fire & Rescue, is conducting an investigation.

According to ODF both fires are now wet-lined and are estimated to be 3/4 of an acre total. Firefighters are making good progress on the line. 

If you have any information about the cause of the fire, please contact the Ashland Police Department. No evacuations were needed after due consideration by chief officers on scene.

Opioid overdoses increased in 2021, OHA report shows

Fentanyl and methamphetamine help fuel rise in deaths and hospitalizations

PORTLAND, Ore.—Methamphetamines and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl helped drive an increase in opioid overdoses and related deaths in 2021, according to a new Oregon Health Authority (OHA) report.

The report, Opioids and the Ongoing Drug Overdose Crisis in Oregon, shows that overdoses involving multiple drugs – known as polysubstance overdoses – also rose during 2021 and now account for more than half of all fatal overdoses.

In addition, hospitalizations increased in 2021 following decreases between 2018 and 2020. Charges for drug overdose-related hospitalizations reached $170 million and overdose-related emergency room charges reached $50 million.

“What this report tells us is that, even as prescription opioids were on the decline in Oregon over the last decade, misuse of synthetic and prescription opioids and other drugs continues to take a heavy toll on everyone in our state,” said Tom Jeanne, M.D., M.P.H., deputy health officer and deputy state epidemiologist at OHA’s Public Health Division, who served as an advisor on the report. “We need to continue our efforts focused on enhanced prevention across the continuum of drug use.”

The report also describes those at highest risk for unintentional drug overdose death in 2021, which were non-Hispanic American Indians and Alaska Natives, non-Hispanic Blacks, and males. At lowest risk were people of Hispanic ethnicity and non-Hispanic Asians and Pacific Islanders.

“These are populations that have been unfairly affected by systemic racism, socioeconomic and political injustices and bias, which through multiple pathways can worsen health outcomes and increase the risk of experiencing a drug overdose,” Jeanne said.

The report noted some trends that presented opportunities for intervention with those at risk of overdoses.

For one, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel administered naloxone, a drug that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose, during 5,556 encounters in 2021, which is up from 3,758 encounters in 2019. In most of these cases the patient was transferred to a medical care facility for treatment.

In addition, there were almost 73,000 emergency department visits and more than 17,000 hospitalizations related to substance use disorder or intoxication issues other than an overdose in 2021. Such health care interactions represent opportunities to connect patients to treatment, prescribe naloxone – a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose – and provide other supports to reduce their risk for experiencing future overdoses, the report explains.

Providing comprehensive, non-stigmatizing harm-reduction services for people who use drugs is among a number of response strategies the report points to. Others include education for people who have never used drugs; resilience building and support to strengthen protective factors among those at higher risk for drug use and for developing substance use disorder; ensuring universal access to culturally sensitive treatment; and maintaining strong support for people in recovery, including peer support workers.

“Each non-fatal overdose and medical or behavioral health care visit has the potential to be a touch point with prevention, treatment and recovery services to support recovery and reduce the risk of a future fatal overdose,” according to the report.

An overdose is always a medical emergency. Individuals should call 911 before administering naloxone. Oregon’s Good Samaritan Law protects the caller and the person who has overdosed against possession and paraphernalia charges.

OHA’s Naloxone Rescue for Opioid Overdose webpage contains naloxone frequently asked questions and a map showing Oregon pharmacies that distribute the medicine. In Oregon, naloxone is available without a prescription. Anyone actively using opioids, or other illicit substances, can get naloxone and other harm-reduction materials at no cost through syringe service programs. Syringe service programs are available to anyone who uses drugs, regardless of whether they inject them. Here is OHA’s list of syringe and needle exchange services available in Oregon.

OHA has developed the following guidance for people who use drugs:

  • Unless a pharmacist directly hands you a prescription pill, assume it is counterfeit and contains fentanyl.
  • Assume any pills obtained from social media, the internet or a friend are counterfeit and contain fentanyl.
  • If you are using pills, don’t use alone and always have naloxone on hand and visible.
  • Test your drugs with fentanyl test strips before you use them. Fentanyl test strips can often be accessed at local harm-reduction sites.

Oregon Spent Millions On Kids Who Were Never Enrolled In Preschool

Millions of dollars meant to help low-income families send their children to preschool did not meet Oregon’s enrollment requirements, according to state records.

The Early Learning Division, part of the Oregon Education Department, spent about $26 million on preschool slots over the past two school years for low-income kids that never enrolled.

With gas prices soaring and inflation pushing many Oregonians to pinch pennies, Jeff Myers, a Beaverton parent, said he believes government agencies should be doing the same. That’s why he dug into how Oregon’s Early Learning Division spent taxpayer dollars.

“I basically just got a tip that there was something wrong with this particular program,” he said. “These are literally millions of dollars that are being thrown away that could go to schools.”

ELD blames under-enrollment on the pandemic. Division leaders refused to do an on-camera interviews. In a written statement it said, in part, “Following the lead of the federal office of child care, the Early Learning Division did not reduce funding to under-enrolled programs during the pandemic.”

As restrictions were lifted in the 2021 to 2022 school year, many preschools that were under-enrolled picked up their numbers. Some did not.

Oregon DEQ Takes Comments On Gas Vehicle Ban

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is planning to implement California’s ban on gas powered cars and light-duty trucks by 2035.

The agency is taking public comment through Friday October 21st. The rule requires vehicle manufacturers to sell an increasing number of zero emission vehicles starting in 2026 and by 2035, all new cars and light trucks must be zero emission. The rule also requires manufacturers to meet minimum technology requirements for range, battery warranty, and charging. Comments can be made on the DEQ’s website

The proposed rules also include Low Emission Vehicle requirements to ensure new gasoline vehicles sold up until 2035 are as clean as possible. These changes clarify both existing definitions and testing requirements and reduce cold-start emissions and lowers the maximum exhaust and evaporative emission rates.

Public Comment

DEQ is asking for public comment on the proposed rules. Anyone can submit comments and questions about this rulemaking. A person can submit comments by email, regular mail or at the public hearing.

Comment deadline— DEQ will only consider comments on the proposed rules that DEQ receives by 4 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022.

Submit comment by email to: Levzev2022@deq.oregon.gov

By mail — Oregon DEQ Attn: Rachel Sakata 700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 600 Portland, OR 97232-4100

Public Hearings — DEQ plans to hold two public hearings. Anyone can attend these hearings by webinar.

Hearing 1: Date: Oct. 18, 2022 Start time: 6:30 p.m. Join online via Zoom

Join by phone Call-in number: 1-253-215-8782 Meeting ID: 872 5685 8105 Passcode: 274275

Hearing 2: Date: Oct. 19, 2022 Start time: 10 a.m. Join online via Zoom

Join by phone Call-in number: 833-548-0276, US Toll-free Meeting ID: 846 6176 8619 Passcode: 341424

The public hearing is online only. Instructions for joining webinar or teleconference: Instructions

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022

It’s the time of year when we’re all gifted an extra hour of sleep on a Saturday night. One may wonder why folks can’t just look at a calendar to determine when this will happen, but then how many people buy a calendar anymore?

The Tumultuous History of Daylight Saving Time | OpenMind

Here’s where some might get tripped up. The time change doesn’t always happen on the same date. The United States has the time changes happening the second Sunday of March, and the first Sunday of November. Due to calendar changes each year there are seven possible dates for each of these events.

In 2018 the “fall back” date was Nov. 4. This year it’s Nov. 6. Last year was the latest date it can change, Nov. 7.
In any case, until the federal government allows the big change to one uniform time for Oregon (and Washington and California) we’ll be changing the clocks again next spring. For those who like to plan ahead, that date will be March 12.

The push to permanent Daylight Saving Time is mostly based the opinion of many experts that time changes are actually dangerous, increasing rates of things like car accidents and heart attacks. There are many studies showing the affect of the time change on safety-related incidents.

But until this all gets sorted (and it will take a lot more than just an extra hour this fall) be ready to adjust any non-computer or satellite clocks you may have BACK one hour before going to bed on Nov. 5.

Division of Financial Regulation warns student loan borrowers about scams

SALEM – The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation (DFR) is warning people about the uptick in student loan scams. With recent changes to federal student loan programs, scammers are bombarding borrowers with fraudulent offers for loan forgiveness and refinancing.

The division reminds people to ignore phone calls, emails, social media messages, and other unsolicited messages from people claiming they can help you get your student loans forgiven faster or telling you that you should refinance your loan. Do not accept these unexpected offers without first checking to see if the offer is legitimate. Chances are it is a scam. Scammers may use the phrases such as “pre-enrollment for all loan forgiveness” or “you must apply within the next 24 hours.”

“There are no fees associated with signing up for student loan forgiveness, so don’t fall for these scams,” said TK Keen, administrator for DFR. “Everyone will have the same opportunities and there are no ways to cut in line and get loans forgiven faster.” 

There are recent and upcoming changes to federal student loans and forgiveness of loans, as well as the Biden Administration’s one time cancellation. With those changes, unfortunately, there are people who will prey on those seeking help.

“There is not yet an application available for President Biden’s relief plan,” said Lane Thompson, Oregon student loan ombuds. “People can get alerted once the program is live by visiting the U.S. Department of Education website and check the box title ‘NEWII Federal Student Loan Borrower Updates.’”

One helpful reminder is that if it is not a .gov website, it is not an official site of the federal government. The key signs to watch out for are if they tell you there is an urgency, a guarantee, and any secrecy.

“Any time the Department of Education announces changes to the student loan program, scammers come out of the woodwork,” Thompson said. “The advice remains the same: if it seems too good to be true, it likely is.”

If you have questions regarding your student loan’s eligibility, it is best to go to studentaid.gov. If you believe you received incorrect information from your servicer, email .bankingproducthelp@dcbs.oregon.gov“>dfr.bankingproducthelp@dcbs.oregon.gov or call our consumer hotline at 888-877-4894 (toll-free).

About Oregon DFR: The Division of Financial Regulation is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov and dfr.oregon.gov.​​

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