Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Haunted by regret for allowing two men to be
executed more than a decade ago, Gov. John Kitzhaber now says it’ll
never happen again on his watch. Calling Oregon’s death penalty
scheme “compromised and inequitable,” the Democratic governor
says he’ll issue a reprieve to twice-convicted murderer Gary
Haugen, who was scheduled to die by lethal injection in two weeks.
The governor said he’d do the same for any other condemned inmates
facing execution during his tenure in office.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A misdemeanor charge has been filed
against a Portland police captain accused of pointing a pistol at
another motorist while driving in Post Falls, Idaho. Portland
police say Capt. Todd Wyatt has been placed on paid leave due to
the pending criminal case and are also conducting an internal
investigation. At the time of the reported Aug. 13 road rage
complaint, The Oregonian reports that Wyatt was on vacation with
his wife and children.
GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) – Gresham police say a high school sophomore
who fell ill after eating too many cookies baked with marijuana was
treated at a hospital. Sgt. Claudio Grandjean tells The Oregonian
that the 15-year-old boy “ingested too many and he got sick.”
Police say another 15-year-old sophomore boy baked 12 to 15 cookies
and sold them to classmates. The district says the school will
determine its punishment for those involved.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A survey by The Associated Press shows
the Occupy movement has cost local taxpayers nationwide at least
$13 million since the protests began. Portland has spent about
$785,000 – much of that in police overtime when officers enforced
the mayor’s order to evict protesters from two downtown parks
because of concerns about sanitation and public safety. Randy
Leonard, a city commissioner and former firefighter, said he thinks
the protest could have cost the city much more if not for a
restrained police response.
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