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Oregon man dies at minimum-security prison in Salem

Jan. 16, 2019 12:00 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate at a minimum-security prison in Oregon has died. The Statesman Journal reports 42-year-old Jeffery Foret died Monday morning at the Santiam Correctional Institution in Salem. The State Medical Examiner's Office has not yet determined his cause of death....

Senators ask FDA to update rules on certain pot products

Jan. 15, 2019 8:11 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's two senators on Tuesday urged the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to update federal regulations to permit interstate commerce of food products containing a key non-psychoactive ingredient of cannabis. The appeal by Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley came after...

Family of man fatally shot by cops to do independent inquiry

Jan. 15, 2019 6:10 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The family of a man shot and killed Friday by police officers at a Eugene middle school says they will conduct an independent investigation of the incident. The Register-Guard reports family members of 30-year-old Charles Landeros made their first public comments Tuesday through...

Officials: Contagious kids with measles at Portland airport

Jan. 15, 2019 6:01 PM EST

VANCOVUER, Wash. (AP) — County health officials in southwest Washington state are warning people who may have crossed paths recently with unvaccinated children contagious with measles at the Portland International Airport in Oregon. KATU-TV reports that the Clark County Public Health department said the...

Government shutdown delays harassment training in Oregon

Jan. 15, 2019 5:49 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The partial federal government shutdown reached the Oregon State Capitol on Tuesday, when training by a federal agency for lawmakers on workplace harassment prevention was canceled. The cancellation happened as the state Capitol is grappling with sexual harassment. An investigation by...

E-scooters to return to Portland this spring

Jan. 15, 2019 5:05 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland is recommending that electric scooters be allowed to return in the spring after a trial period last year. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the recommendation came in a 36-page report released by the city transportation bureau Tuesday. Before the four-month trial...

Nurses in Bend reach contract deal

Jan. 15, 2019 10:46 AM EST

BEND, Ore. (AP) — After six months of often acrimonious negotiations, St. Charles Health System and the Oregon Nurses Association have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract for the more than 900 nurses who work at the Bend hospital. The Bulletin reports the agreement came after a marathon...

Southwestern Oregon county legal players want another judge

Jan. 15, 2019 10:12 AM EST

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Judges and lawyers in a southwestern Oregon county are asking for at least one more judge to help ease the growing demand on the area's court system. Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters has asked lawmakers for an additional $4.5 million to fund an additional 14 judges...

Man dies of exposure after fall on icy driveway near La Pine

Jan. 15, 2019 6:16 AM EST

LA PINE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 66-year-old La Pine-area man who slipped and fell on his icy driveway after returning home Sunday evening was unable to get inside and apparently died of cold exposure. KTVZ-TV reports deputies were called around 11:45 a.m. Monday about a man found lying in a driveway...

Gov. Brown focuses on health care, environment and housing

Jan. 14, 2019 9:53 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon needs to shore up health care, the environment, the education system and housing, Gov. Kate Brown said during her State of the State address Monday. Speaking in the House of Representatives after she was sworn in, Brown said Oregon's unemployment rate is the lowest on record and...