3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – A 19-year-old man who slipped on a rock and fell into the Rogue River while trying to take a picture is presumed drowned. Josephine County deputies say officials had hoped he was able to climb out Saturday downstream, but now they’re looking for a body. The Mail Tribune reports the man was with friends at Rainie Falls, which provide the largest vertical drop in the Wild and Scenic section of the river.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Coal export opponents are holding a noon rally at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, led by environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. They’re fighting a half-dozen proposals to ship coal from Montana and Wyoming to Asia through Northwest ports. The opponents warn of local problems from coal dust and long coal trains.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say two people are injured after a weekend shooting outside a Portland club. Officers say a 60-year-old woman was found shot outside the club early yesterday and an adult man walked into an area hospital with a gunshot wound. Both injures are not life-threatening. Portland’s gang team is investigating.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The state is hoping its efforts to revamp health care will help it get access to federal dollars to pay for medical expenses for some prison inmates. Correctional Health Partners of Denver is exploring the possibility of becoming a coordinated care organization partly as a way to help the state tap into Medicaid.


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