3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) – A Gresham family says it intends to sue a
federal agency over the death of its pet dog last summer in a trap
meant to kill nutria, a large wetland rodent. Doug and Denise
McCurtain say the USDA’s Wildlife Services recklessly set the trap
in an area frequented by children and pets without adequate
warnings. Wildlife Service officials tell The Oregonian they
regrets the unintended harm and said that was the only dog injured
in the past three years.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Multnomah County is changing the emergency
dispatch policy for mentally ill people who call 911. Beginning
next year such calls won’t automatically bring a police officer to
the door. After screening to make sure callers aren’t an immediate
threat to themselves or others, dispatchers will transfer the calls
to the Multnomah County’s Mental Health crisis line.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Eugene traffic engineers have activated the
first traffic signal just for bicyclists near the University of
Oregon campus. The Register-Guard reports many riders didn’t seem
to notice the signal yesterday or, if they did, they ignored it.
City officials say bicyclists are expected to observe the bike
light and not move through the intersection on the regular green

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Occupy Portland is planning to camp in
another downtown park this weekend, but organizers aren’t saying
which one. The group is telling supporters to bring tents and
sleeping bags to a rally and march beginning at 2 p.m. tomorrow at
Salmon Springs Fountain.

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