3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Seattle-based evangelical church that is
moving into Portland has postponed its first service, which had
been scheduled for Saturday. Mars Hill Church Pastor Tim Smith
posted a note on the church website saying it did not want to
create parking problems because the Belmont Street Fair is being
held the same day in southeast Portland’s Sunnyside neighborhood.
Mars Hill opponents had planned a “kiss-in” on Saturday to
protest the church’s stand against homosexuality.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The U.S. Senate is expected to vote
tomorrow on the appointment of Amanda Marshall as U.S. attorney for
Oregon. She heads the child advocacy section of the state
Department of Justice in Salem and was nominated last year by
President Obama. The Oregonian reports the Oregon State Sheriffs’
Association asked Sen. Ron Wyden to push for the full-time
appointment of Dwight C. Holton who has been acting U.S. attorney
for 19 months.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – The Corvallis City Council has hired
Sherwood City Manager Jim Patterson as the new city manager in
Corvallis. The Gazette-Times reports the three-year agreement calls
for an annual salary of $140,000. He replaces Jon Nelson who
retired after 19 years with the city.

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is seeking
public support for guidelines to regulate buskers. Festival
Associate Producer Claudia Alick says it would help separate street
performers from homeless people who are hanging out and asking for
money. The Medford Mail Tribune reports Alick presented a proposal
for busker permits last week to the Ashland Citizens’ Coalition. It
will consider revisions at its Sept. 15 meeting.

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