2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – People from Portland to just north of San
Francisco reported feeling a magnitude 5.3 earthquake centered 140
miles off the southern Oregon coast last night. The National
Earthquake Information Center says there were no immediate reports
of damage. People feeling the quake from Coos Bay and North Bend on
the Oregon coast as far north as Portland. A geophysicist says the
quake occurred in an area of the Pacific where the Juan de Fuca
Plate and the Pacific Plate are sliding past each other in a
horizontal motion.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Police are investigating whether an SUV was
set on fire last night in Eugene to send a political message.
Police told KVAL the SUV was covered with graffiti for anarchism
and the “99 percent” and slurs toward the mayor.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Salmon eggs appear to have survived a
threat from muddy water that washed into a prime spawning ground in
southern Oregon after an irrigation ditch failed. Earlier this
month, biologists said they feared the plume of red clay would
smother millions of the spring chinook eggs in a tributary of the
Rogue River and in the river itself. Surveys since Oct. 2 have
turned up no dead eggs in the nests.

REEDSPORT, Ore. (AP) – Environmental regulators in Oregon are
proposing approval of a New Jersey company’s plan to put 10 wave
energy buoys off the central coast. The DEQ says it thinks Ocean
Power Technologies’ project near Reedsport and Gardiner will comply
with Oregon’s water quality standards and not harm ocean life. The
company wants to install its first test buoy 2 1/2 miles off the
coast by mid-2012.

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