2nd Oregon News from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) – Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies
say a Portland man is dead after a skiing accident at Mt. Hood
Skibowl. Lt. James Rhodes identified the man killed Wednesday
evening as James Malcarne. Emergency crews arrived at the mountain
to find ski patrol members performing CPR on the man, who suffered
an apparent head injury after crashing on a run.

RAINIER, Ore. (AP) – A preliminary report from the NTSB suggests
that a light plane that crashed near Rainier on March 14 collided
with a tall tree. Both the flight instructor and a 17-year-old
student aboard that plane died. The plane had departed from Pearson
Airport in Vancouver. The crash killed flight instructor Todd
Norrish of Camas and student pilot Jimmy Kravets of Vancouver. The
preliminary report does not say who was flying the plane.

ST. HELENS, Ore. (AP) – An 86-year-old man has been sentenced to
five days in jail and fined $300,000 for running a sloppy cattle
operation that polluted creeks running into the Columbia River.
William Holdner was sentenced in St. Helens on two felony water
pollution counts and 25 misdemeanors stemming from cow manure
running into local creeks. The judge ordered him to dispose of the
cattle within 90 days.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – More than a dozen states are considering
legislation that would forbid employers from refusing to hire
workers just because they’ve been unemployed for months or years.
The Oregon House voted last month to fine employers $1,000 if they
post a job ad telling unemployed workers to not apply. Many
long-term jobless workers say they can’t find work because
help-wanted ads say only those with jobs should apply.

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