2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The former parking manager for the city of
Portland is pleading not guilty to a bribery charge. Ellis McCoy is
accused of taking about $124,000 as well as gifts and travel while
steering multimillion-dollar Portland contracts to a Florida
parking meter supplier. The Oregonian reports that his trial is
scheduled for February.

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) – Oregon fisheries managers say the Dungeness
crab season will begin next Wednesday. State officials meeting
yesterday in Newport decided that commercial and recreational crab
season will open Dec. 15 from the Columbia River down to just north
of Gold Beach. The start of the season was delayed to give the crab
more time to grow.

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) – The Port of Astoria has settled with six
insurance companies for $550,000 in a case involving several
petroleum spills. Port Executive Director Jack Crider tells the
Daily Astorian that he thinks this week’s agreement is fair.
Several oil companies have stored petroleum products at the port
for nearly a century.

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
near Baker City will be open only four days a week this winter. The
Baker City Herald reports that the center has cut its hours because
winter attendance has dropped off in recent years, and the bureau
has been told to expect 5 percent budget cuts in each of the next
three years. The center opened in 1992.

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