1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – High winds have buffeted the Oregon coast
in the wake of an unusual snowstorm – and there’s more wind in the
forecast. National Weather Service meteorologist Jon Bonk says
another storm is expected into today with winds of 35-45 mph along
the beaches and gusts of 65-75 mph in exposed areas of the central
and north coast. Coastal areas received between 5 inches and 8
inches of snow on Tuesday.

POWERS, Ore. (AP) – The Coast Guard has rescued three men who
were stranded on an island in southern Oregon’s Coquille
(koh-KEEL’) River after their raft capsized during a boating trip.
The World newspaper identified the men yesterday as 47-year-old
Phillip Shullbarger of Powers, 55-year-old Kurt Lively of Coos Bay
and 55-year-old Michael Shaw of Powers.

POWERS, Ore. (AP) – A family of four that was reported missing
for about one day was found by a U.S. Forest Service employee
yesterday. The Coos Bay World reports David Johnson and his wife
Laura, along with their children ages 5 and 3, spent the night in
the China Flats area near Powers after their car got stuck in the
snow. The North Bend family was in good condition.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Health Authority has confirmed
plans to let Portland skip federally mandated water treatment for
the Bull Run watershed. The decision is expected to save water
ratepayers in the area more than $68 million. The ruling means
Portland is no longer on the hook for an ultraviolet treatment
plant to eliminate cryptosporidium in Bull Run water.

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