2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
(Eds: Fixes spelling of Goble in 1st story)
SAINT HELENS, Ore. (AP) – A small plane has crashed along the
Oregon side of the Columbia River near Longview, Wash., killing two
people Searchers found the wreckage early today in a hay field near
Goble. Columbia County Sheriff Jeff Dickerson says it appears that
both people on board killed both people on impact. KLOG reports
they are believed to be a flight instructor and a student pilot who
took off from Pearson Airpark in Vancouver.

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 will bring with winds of 35-45 mph along the beaches
and gusts of 65 to 75 mph in exposed areas of the central and north

POWERS, Ore. (AP) – The Coast Guard has rescued three men who
were stranded on an island in southern Oregon’s Coquille (Ko-KEEL)
River after their raft capsized during a boating trip yesterday.
They were able to swim to the island south of Powers and were not
injured. The World newspaper reports that a helicopter crew from
the Coast Guard station at North Bend was nearby and diverted to
rescue the men.

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 parasites in Bull Run water.

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