2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – The leader of the Ashland-based branch of a
defunct Islamic charity is due to report to prison next week to
begin serving a nearly three year sentence. Peter Seda was
convicted of money-laundering and tax-evasion charges. The Medford
Mail Tribune reports Seda’s attorneys want him to remain free on
bail while he appeals his convictions.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission
will vote later this month 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 that Bicycle Rides Northwest is offering to donate
nearly $6,000 for 32 signs to mark the route through Deschutes

FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) – Police say a 6-year-old boy struck by
an SUV in Forest Grove is expected to recover. Police say the boy
was walking with an adult about 6 p.m. yesterday when he was struck
in a crosswalk. He was taken to Oregon Health & Science University
Hospital in Portland. The driver of the SUV was cited by police.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Fire investigators believe the death of a
43-year-old Lake Oswego woman was accidental. Investigators tell
The Oregonian that they believe Sarah Lamoureux was smoking at her
kitchen table when her clothing caught fire. Her body was found in
her apartment Sunday by her mother.

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