Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – As Oregon death row inmate Gary Haugen
fights a reprieve, he has a supporter in Marion County District
Attorney Walt Beglau whose office won the death penalty conviction.
Haugen wants to be executed and has asked a circuit court to rule
that Gov. John Kitzhaber’s reprieve is legally ineffective because
Haugen doesn’t accept it. Beglau tells The Oregonian he disagrees
with Kitzhaber’s reprieve and won’t defend it. Haugen was sentenced
to die for killing another inmate in prison. The governor is
opposed to capital punishment.
BLUE RIVER, Ore. (AP) – Fire has destroyed the Holiday Farm
Resort’s three-story restaurant and bar on the banks of Oregon’s
McKenzie River. Fire officials tell the Register-Guard that flames
were shooting 30 feet above the roof when trucks arrived early
yesterday. The state fire marshal’s office is investigating the
cause of the fire.
DAMASCUS, Ore. (AP) – Investigators are trying to determine what
caused an explosion that destroyed a mobile home near Damascus,
sending one man to a hospital. The Oregonian reports that
preliminary findings indicate Monday’s blast was not related to a
natural gas leak. Fire officials say the injured man was on the
home’s front porch when the blast went off. He was badly burned.
ENTERPRISE, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Agriculture Department says
eight eastern Oregon counties are dividing more than $82,000 for
wolf damage to livestock and prevention efforts. Wallowa, Union,
Baker and Umatilla counties are receiving 86 percent of the money
approved by the Legislature.
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