1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) – Mitt Romney has notched another Northwest
victory after winning the straw poll conducted by Oregon
Republicans at their annual Dorchester Conference. The Oregonian
reports that he got 52 percent of the event’s vote, followed by
Rick Santorum with 26 percent. Newt Gingrich received 14 percent,
and Ron Paul 6 percent. About 400 people participated, with the
results capping a three-day conference that saw Oregon’s most
prominent Republicans mingling with longtime party supporters.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Revenue from state liquor sales is expected
to be about $38 million over the liquor control commission’s
expectations for 2011. Total state revenue from liquor sales grew
to about $448 million last year, an increase of 4.5 percent
compared to the previous year. That means a bonus for the biennial
budget in the form of an extra $8.4 million expected for the
state’s general fund.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Jackson County officials are considering
legal action after the operator of a White City drag strip
defaulted on his lease. They say the owner of the Hot Rod Gassers
Association pulled all of his equipment out of Champion Raceway
just a few months before the start of the racing season. The owner
the county wouldn’t do any maintenance on the facility.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Officials say a man who tried to swim to a
public dock in the Willamette River was saved by a witness who
jumped in. Authorities say a clothed man got into the water from
the East Bank Esplanade, near the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland, but
started struggling about halfway. A witness on the esplanade
stripped down to his underwear and jumped in and pulled the man to

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