1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police have identified the victim killed
in a northeast Portland apartment as a 26-year-old man. Neighbors
say there were several young children in the unit when the shots
were fired Monday night. Police said yesterday the medical examiner
had identified the man as Deandre Newman, who died of multiple
gunshot wounds. Firefighters removed the children through a window
so they wouldn’t have to see the crime scene.

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – Clackamas County sheriff’s officials
say they’ve suspended a search in a rugged Oregon forest area for a
Portland woman missing from her home since Oct. 6. A search effort
that began Saturday when 47-year-old Lidiya Russu’s vehicle was
found in the rain-soaked Mount Hood National Forest has turned up
no sign of her. Experts in wilderness survival say the likelihood
she survived is outweighed by the risk to searchers.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Employment Department says a
computer problem will delay payment of unemployment insurance
benefits to about 105,000 people for a day. The department said
that number consists of people who continued their claims on Sunday
or Monday. Spokesman Tom Fuller says a computer upgrade had
unintended consequences. He says the problem is fixed, and the
claims were expected to be processed last night.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has intervened to
rescind raises of 7 percent to 9 percent that state Attorney
General John Kroger gave to top-level managers. Kroger spokesman
Tony Green said some managers were making less than the attorneys
they oversee, making it difficult to retain and recruit top
lawyers. But administrative services director Michael Jordan said
the same problem exists in other state agencies.

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