3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 04/23/2012 10:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – State court administrators say they worry that the wheels of justice may slow after dozens of full-time court positions are eliminated by May 1. The Oregonian reports the layoffs will mean fewer employees to accept payments for tickets, answer questions, pull files from archives and staff courtrooms. Multnomah County trial court administrator Doug Bray says the cutbacks are the worst he’s seen since the state started funding circuit courts in 1983.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police say demonstrations of free speech are an important part of the community, but they won’t tolerate violations of the law during expected protests on May Day. Police say they believe a group that attempted to re-occupy Chapman Square over the weekend intends civil disobedience on May 1. One 15-year-old demonstrator was arrested on Saturday.

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – Police have identified the girl who was fatally injured in a tractor accident in Clackamas County The Clackamas Co. Sheriff’s Office says the 18-month-old Olivia Burkholder suffered a fractured skull and internal injuries. The accident happened at her family property in Boring on Saturday night.

WASHINGTON (AP) – A school in Portland will be getting some help from some celebrities. It’s one of eight schools from around the country that will get assistance in arts education from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington and Forest Whitaker are among the celebrities involved in the program.


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