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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

      PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The family of Mark O. Hatfield says two

public memorial services are planned for the former two-term

Republican governor of Oregon and long-time U.S. senator who died

Sunday. The senator’s son says the first memorial is planned

Saturday afternoon in Beaverton. The second will be Sept. 24 at the

State Capitol in Salem.

      PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police are investigating the

shooting death of a 19-year-old man in northeast Portland. When

officers arrived at the scene last night they found the man in the

street. The police gang enforcement team is helping homicide

detectives with the investigation.

     COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) – Lawyers for an Oregon man convicted of

manslaughter in the 2000 death of his teenage girlfriend are

seeking a new trial. Nicholas McGuffin was sentenced Aug. 1 to 10

years in prison in the death of Leah Freeman. His attorneys allege

that prosecutors introduced what they call irrelevant evidence

about his character.

     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The University of Oregon economic index

declined for the third month in a row in June. Economist Tim Duy

tells The Oregonian that the UO Index is flat compared with six

months ago, and only half the components have improved or held

steady over that period.

 ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Casper Wells had the tiebreaking RBI

single in the seventh inning for the Seattle Mariners in a 4-3 win

over the American League West-leading Texas Rangers last night.

Jason Vargas went seven innings with three strikeouts and four

walks. The left-hander threw a season-high 121 pitches to get his

first win in his last seven starts. Brandon League worked the ninth

inning to come up with his 27th save in 31 chances.

     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – President Obama’s environmental policy

adviser is meeting with Oregon manufacturers and retailers in the

outdoor and athletic industry. The roundtable discussion today in

Portland with Nancy Sutley of the White House Council on

Environmental Quality centers on the Obama Administration’s

“America’s Great Outdoors Initiative.

     REDMOND, Ore. (AP) – A brush fire near Redmond covered a

half-acre and burned two vehicles before firefighters brought it

under control yesterday afternoon. KTVZ reports the fire was

started by a discarded cigarette. Redmond firefighters were helped

by Bend Fire and Rescue and Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies.

     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Authorities have identified an Oregon

couple killed in a fiery collision along a Northern California

freeway. Yolo County Chief Deputy Coroner Robert LaBrash said

yesterday that 53-year-old Robert Lee Taylor and 49-year-old Linda

Danell Taylor were found inside a badly burned SUV. The couple was

from Monmouth, Ore. Two-year-old La-nessa Leann DeMillo of Tacoma,

Wash., also died in the same crash Monday.

     UNDATED (AP) – Seattle coach Pete Carroll realizes Tarvaris

Jackson can’t possibly be ready to run the Seahawks offense after

just a handful of practices. At least Carroll’s quarterback won’t

be the only player learning on the job when the NFL finally returns

tonight for its first preseason games. Seattle will visit the San

Diego Chargers for the first nationally televised game of the year.

And yes, Jackson will start, whether he’s ready or not.

     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents

raided the office of Portland’s parking manager yesterday morning

and served a grand jury subpoena for city transportation records.

The Oregonian reports agents also searched the Hillsboro home of

parking manager Ellis K. McCoy. McCoy has been Portland’s parking

operations manager since 2001. Three years ago, allegations were

raised of kickbacks for city contracts.

     WASHOUGAL, Wash. (AP) – Hikers have a new trail and overlook

that gives them a panoramic view of the Columbia River Gorge from

Cape Horn at Washougal. KGW reports it was once the site of a

million-dollar mansion. It was purchased in 2006 by Friends of the

Columbia Gorge and torn down. Dedication of the trail is scheduled

for Saturday.


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