1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Relatively low power rates and favorable
tax advantages are helping Oregon’s data center industry flourish.
The Oregonian reports Apple and online retailer Amazon are among
companies building or expanding facilities, and the Bonneville
Power Administration has accelerated plans to upgrade Central
Oregon’s power supply. The industry in the state began in 2006 when
Google built a major data facility in The Dalles.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – Interested farmers have until Wednesday to
apply for a rare job opening: full-time farmer at the John Day
Fossil Beds National Monument. Superintendent Jim Hammette says the
job is likely the only full-time farmer position offered by the
National Park Service. The Bulletin says the farmer would be
required to wear a Park Service uniform and grow hay on four fields
on the 74-acre historic Cant Ranch near Dayville in central Oregon.

REDMOND, Ore. (AP) – The leader of a Central Oregon charter
school accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old female student has
resigned. The Bulletin says the board of directors of Redmond
Proficiency Academy accepted Michael Bremont’s resignation at a
meeting Saturday. Bremont, 39, was charged in February with sodomy,
attempted rape and sexual abuse. He is scheduled to enter a plea
April 9.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A toddler from the Portland suburb of
Hillsboro, Ore., has died, a day after he fell into a washing
machine full of water. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s
Office identified the boy as Ollie Hebb. Hillsboro Lt. Mike Rouches
says the 18-month-old crawled up on top of the washer Friday
morning by using some type of tub that was against it. The machine
was operating with its lid open.

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