1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The north Oregon coast is expecting

another round of rain on its soggy soil, setting up the conditions

for landslides in a region that has endured a week of flood

threats. Rivers rose Tuesday as a series of winter storms continued

to blow through the region. Coastal rivers, including the Nehalem

and Tillamook, are expected to reach or exceed their flood stages


ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) – Oregon authorities have suspended the

search for a 6-year-old girl who fell into the frigid, fast-moving

Clackamas River last weekend. The Clackamas County sheriff’s office

said late Tuesday that near-freezing conditions, heavy rain and

high river levels put rescuers at risk and reduced divers’ ability

to see underwater. Tuesday’s search yielded three items of little

Vinesa Snegur’s (Vin-YES-a Snegger’s) clothing, including a fleece


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Federal authorities say they’ll seek to

deport a Bulgarian man who assumed the identity of a murdered Ohio

boy and became an Oregon liquor enforcement agent. Doitchin Krastev

was released from federal prison Tuesday and handed over to the

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Krastev pleaded

guilty in 2010 to passport fraud and identity theft and apologized

to the family of Jason Robert Evers, who was killed at age 3 in a

1982 kidnapping attempt.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A draft report released Tuesday by the

U.S. Interior Department says removing four hydroelectric dams in

the Klamath Basin will restore salmon and sustain irrigation for

farmers in Southern Oregon and Northern California. The findings

support a bill introduced by Oregon Democrat Sen. Jeff Merkley and

California Democrat Rep. Mike Thompson that would authorize the

Interior Department to decide whether to remove the Klamath River



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