1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Voters in northwest Oregon will learn who

will represent them in Congress as a special election wraps up

Tuesday. Ballots are due by 8 p.m., in county-run drop boxes, and

election officials say they’ll release the first results at that

time. Former Rep. David Wu resigned from Congress in August after a

newspaper reported that the 18-year-old daughter of a campaign

donor accused the seven-term Democrat of making an unwanted sexual


BEND, Ore. (AP) – Sheriff’s officers and search and rescue teams

in central Oregon have rescued two Bend residents who got stranded

in their vehicle on a snowy Forest Service road. Deschutes County

sheriff’s Deputy Rhett Hemphill said 35-year-old Jeremiah Budish

and 47-year-old Nancy Walker has been driving toward Sunriver when

they got stuck Monday morning.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – January storms have provided a dramatic

boost to Oregon’s previously anemic snowpack. Hydrologist Jon Lea

with the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service tells The

Oregonian (http://is.gd/ltjJgj ) that Oregon’s combined basins

snowpack on Jan. 14 was only 35 percent of average. On Monday it

was 70 percent of average.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The AAA auto club reports the average

price of gasoline in Oregon is $3.48. That’s up 1 cent in a week

and 9 cents in a month. It’s 5 cents higher than the national

average. Prices for some metro areas from Monday’s AAA survey were

$3.47 for both Portland and Salem, $3.53 for Eugene-Springfield and

$3.55 for Medford-Ashland.


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