2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
SEATTLE (AP) – The Coast Guard is monitoring a ship that lost
propulsion and anchored off the southwest Washington coast. The
Coast Guard says the 728-foot bulk carrier Edfu remains about nine
miles west of Cape Disappointment as the crew assesses repairs. The
ship has no cargo on board. It was headed for Kalama.

SEATTLE (AP) – A boyfriend-and-girlfriend duo suspected in a
murder spree that left four people dead in three Western states are
expected to be returned to Washington state within a month to face
charges that could bring the death penalty. One of the victims was
Jody Myers, who was on his way to a jazz festival on the Oregon
coast when he was slain. An affidavit says Joey Pedersen and Holly
Grigsby killed Myers because his name sounded Jewish. Myers was a
devout Christian. The pair has expressed white supremacist beliefs.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – 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’s office said some
managers were making less than the attorneys they oversee, making
it difficult to retain and recruit top lawyers. The Oregonian
reports the raises for 23 employees would have cost an estimated

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) – Gresham police say they’ve determined that
an Alabama woman visiting Oregon and reported missing for four days
is safe – and wasn’t missing after all. Police say 57-year-old
Patricia Rayford had been reported missing on her way to visit a
relative early Friday. Authorities said later that the report was
“simply a case of miscommunication with her family.”

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