2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Police drove hundreds of anti-Wall Street
demonstrators from weeks-old encampments in Portland and arrested
more than 50 of them. Police moved in shortly before noon yesterday
and forced protesters into the street after dozens remained in the
camp in defiance of city officials. Police said more than 50
protesters were arrested, but officers did not use tear gas, rubber
bullets or other so-called non-lethal weapons.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A new law that gives Oregon public school
students flexibility in transferring has local officials debating
whether it will be an asset or a liability. The law lets students
transfer to any school they want, in or out of their home district,
if there’s room at the other school. School boards have until March
1 to decide whether to allow transfers next school year. Medford
board members said transfers can be appropriate but the new law
could create staffing issues or other problems if a large number of
students move out of their schools.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregonian investigation has found, for
example, lawmakers approved spending more than $4 million on a
consulting firm to represent them in the Portland Harbor Superfund
cleanup case. While the state of Oregon has forced furlough days on
its workers and cut services to the poor, it supports private
contractors who charge as much as $300 an hour for their services.
Oregonian reporters have reviewed thousands of state contracts and
identified nearly $10 billion in state commitments to outside

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The latest generation of airport security
technology is coming to Oregon airports. The TSA says the new body
scanning machines at security checkpoints are designed to avoid
some of the more controversial aspect of airport security
screenings. They do not produce an outline of the body, but rather
look for anomalies of something attached outside the body or hidden
in clothing.

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