Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Eugene police say that a 31-year-old man
wounded in an exchange of gunfire with officers is hospitalized in
critical condition. He was identified yesterday as Mark Richard
Jones. The officer who wounded Jones was 33-year-old Ryan Molony, a
seven-year veteran of the Eugene department. Officers responded
Monday to a report of a man running around and waving a gun at the
Briarwood Mobile Home Park. Police say gunfire was exchanged when
they confronted the man.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The federal trial of a young man charged
with attempting to detonate a weapon of mass destruction at a
Portland holiday tree-lighting ceremony in 2010 has been postponed
from May to Oct. 2. The Oregonian reports that U.S. District Judge
Garr King recently approved changes to the trial schedule for
Mohamed Mohamud. Lawyers are sparring over evidence the defense
wants the prosecution to turn over as part of the unusual process
of discovery in a national security case.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Auditors say an Oregon state agency
improperly distributed $76 million from an account that boosts
school funding. Officials say the money will likely be paid back
from other investment earnings, so less will be available for
schools in future years. Auditors blamed faulty accounting
procedures at the Department of State Lands. The Common School Fund
was created to collect revenue generated from state-owned land; the
State Land Board distributes investment earnings to schools.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Suzanne Bonamici is officially a member of
the U.S. House of Representatives. Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur)
administered the oath of office in the House chamber Tuesday, one
week after Bonamici won a special election to replace former Rep.
David Wu. She becomes the only woman in Oregon’s five-member
congressional delegation. Wu was a seven-term Democrat who resigned
last year following a woman’s accusation that he made an unwanted
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