3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
VENETA, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon State Police suspect icy
conditions were a factor in a fatal crash last night on Highway 126
near Veneta. Troopers tell KVAL the driver of an SUV hit some ice,
crossed into the oncoming lane and collided with a sedan, killing
that driver. The SUV’s driver and four children in the SUV were
taken to a hospital.

MANNING, Ore. (AP) – Two people in a car suffered minor injuries
when it slid into the scoop of an ODOT snow plow that had stopped
on Highway 26 about eight miles west of Manning. State Police say
the Transportation Department employee was not injured in the
accident yesterday morning.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A former prison warden who oversaw the last
two inmate executions says he wants Oregon’s death penalty
repealed. The Statesman Journal reports that Frank Thompson has
joined Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, an
advocacy group determined to repeal Oregon’s capital punishment.
Thompson says the death penalty is “a failed public policy.”

BEND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission
votes Jan. 25 on whether to grant scenic status to a 36-miles
bicycle route between Bend and Tumalo. If approved, it would be the
fourth state scenic bikeway in central Oregon. The Bulletin reports
Bicycle Rides Northwest is offering to donate nearly $6,000 for 32
signs to mark the route through Deschutes County. Riders will pass
through ponderosa pines and sagebrush while catching views of

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