Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) – Boston Red Sox slugger Jacoby Ellsbury
and World Cup soccer star Megan Rapinoe are the big winners at last
night’s Oregon Sports Awards. Ellsbury, the former Madras High and
Oregon State standout, won the Harry Glickman Award for male
professional athlete of the year. Rapinoe was the Glickman female
award winner. She was a key member of the U.S. women’s pro soccer
team, which made the finals of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Lawmen statewide fear a proposal to cut
more than two dozen Oregon State Police detectives from regional
drug task forces will pull desperately-needed resources from their
razor-thin budgets. State Sen. Jackie Winters says the proposal
from the state police to pull the detectives is “very realistic,”
and would be the cut that would least affect public safety. But
sheriffs and police officials say they may have to close the drug
teams without state police.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Critics want to open up access to Lake
Oswego. Officially, Lake Oswego is nonnavigable even though the
415-acre lake is used by hundreds of registered boaters. The
Oregonian says critics claim Oregon’s sovereign rights to the water
supersede federal and private designations. They say the city of
Lake Oswego is obligated to pursue public access.
LONG BEACH, Wash. (AP) – A dead killer whale washed ashore over
the weekend near Long Beach, Wash., about a mile north of the
Cranberry Beach approach. The Oregonian reports Portland State
University biology Professor Debbie Duffield and Cascadia Research
biologists performed a necropsy yesterday on the 12-foot female and
found hemorrhaging, indicating major trauma.
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