2nd Oregon News from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Occupy Wall Street movement has drawn
protesters in Eugene and Corvallis as well as Portland. While
thousands marched yesterday through the streets of Portland,
several Willamette Valley cities drew smaller crowds. Protesters
have varied causes, but many are concerned about unemployment and
economic inequality.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon death row inmate is likely to find
out today whether he will get his wish to be executed. A Marion
County judge will ask a series of questions of twice-convicted
murderer Gary Haugen before deciding whether Haugen is competent to
end his appeals and die by lethal injection. If the judge finds
Haugen competent, he could immediately to sign a death warrant that
schedules the execution.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Reports that an Oregon state House
lawmaker groped a woman’s breast during the recent state AFL-CIO
convention in Eugene are being investigated by legislative leaders.
State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian says the incident involved
Democratic Rep. Mike Schaufler and a Bureau of Labor and Industries
staffer. Schaufler declined to describe what happened but denied
making an “unwanted sexual advance.”

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Arizona coach Mike Stoops wasn’t delicate
this week with his assessment: The Wildcats need to play better
defense. Arizona has had a tough stretch, with losses to top-10
teams Oklahoma State, Stanford and Oregon, as well as their loss
last weekend at USC. Winless Oregon State has obvious issues —
after a season-opening overtime loss to lower-division Sacramento
State, the Beavers lost to Wisconsin, UCLA and Arizona State. Hit
with injuries and a quarterback controversy, the Beavers are off to
their worst start in 15 years.

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