2nd News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon lawmakers are hearing a bill today
that would require university coaches and employees of youth groups
to report child abuse to authorities. The legislation comes in the
wake of a child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State University, where
coaches and administrators faced accusations that they didn’t do
enough to report alleged abuse by retired assistant coach Jerry

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon man has seen his convictions
for exceeding the limits for medical marijuana reversed over the
issue of just when pot qualifies as “usable.” Josh Brewer served
60 days in jail and was put on three years of probation for
exceeding Oregon’s limit of a pound and a half of medical
marijuana. But on appeal, the Oregon Attorney General’s Office
conceded that the two-and-a-half pounds of pot that drying
shouldn’t have counted against the limit. A 2007 appeals ruling
found that marijuana is not usable while it is still drying.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland has agreed to pay $1.2 million to
settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a distraught man fatally
shot in the back by police in January 2010. The federal civil
rights lawsuit over the death of Aaron Campbell had been set to go
to trial next week. The Oregonian reports that Mayor Sam Adams
apologized to Campbell’s family on his Facebook page. The officer
who shot Campbell was fired.

UNDATED (AP) – A quarter of Oregon’s public school children miss
at least 10 percent of the school year. That’s according to a new
analysis of state education data by a coalition of nonprofits that
believes school attendance is closely tied to student achievement.

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