1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) – Police in Coos Bay say they arrested an
alleged carjacker when he stopped to buy gasoline for the stolen
vehicle. Authorities say the man threw a woman out of her car in a
grocery store parking lot on Tuesday, then sped off. The World of
Coos Bay reports the man allegedly pulled into a gas station a few
miles away and asked to pay cash, but the attendant was suspicious
because he was agitated. The attendant said the man was obviously
relieved when police drove past the station. Officers drove around
back and cornered the man.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – Drug-sniffing dogs will soon be in some
Josephine County schools. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports
that a divided Three Rivers School Board voted Monday to allow dogs
from the sheriff’s office to search for illegal drugs. Proponents
say students have a right to learn in a drug-free environment. But
board member Leslie Meier voted against the proposal, saying dogs
won’t find alcohol or prescription drugs.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear
an appeal from Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters, who denied a
concealed handgun license to a medical marijuana user. The high
court’s decision means 54-year-old Gold Hill resident Cynthia
Willis and others and can keep both their pistols and their pot.
Willis tells the Medford Mail Tribune her case has been a victory
for medical marijuana users in Oregon.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Two toxic algae warnings imposed during the
heat of last summer in Southern Oregon have finally been lifted,
but some others remain. The Mail Tribune newspaper reported
yesterday that recent tests found no more toxins associated with
blue-green algae blooms at Lost Creek Lake and the South Umpqua
River near Myrtle Creek. But warnings for people and pets to stay
out of the water remain for Sru Lake in Coos County and Gerber
Reservoir in Klamath County.

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