2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – With two parks outside his office cleared
of Occupy Portland demonstrators for the first time in more than
five weeks, Mayor Sam Adams has a message for the protesters. He’s
telling them to evolve. Adams tweeted this week that the Occupy
movement is “bigger than camps.” A short time earlier, officers
enforced his eviction order on one of the nation’s largest Occupy
camps. Demonstrators say Adams caved to the interests of

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – A 21-year-old Rock Creek man has pleaded
guilty to raping three Washington County girls last year. The
Oregonian reports that under the plea agreement, Jeffrey Paul
Erickson will spend 20 years in prison without possibility of early
release. A 15-year-old girl accused Erickson of drugging and raping
her last year. Police said that after her initial report,
additional victims came forward with similar accounts. Erickson
pleaded guilty to 13 of 25 counts.

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) – A former decorated Seaside dispatcher has
been permanently decertified after viewing inappropriate photos on
his work computer. The Daily Astorian reports that Nicholas Coker
received a state public safety commendation for his work during a
plane crash in Gearhart. Officials found that Coker viewed
“inappropriate material” while on duty and that he was
“untruthful” when asked whether he showed the material to a

CRATER LAKE, Ore. (AP) – The main visitor center at Crater Lake
National Park is showing some wear and tear from heavy snows the
last few winters. The Herald and News newspaper reports that major
structural damage discovered in the rafters of the Steele Center
required $500,000 in emergency repairs to keep it open this winter.

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