2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A study has found that more than 100 toxic substances from everyday life are making their way through wastewater treatment plants into the Columbia River. The USGS study released yesterday looked at treatment plants in nine cities along the river. A USGS hydrologist says the treatment plants are the pathway for pharmaceuticals, pesticides, cleaning materials and other products. She said she was surprised at how much toxic material was found, whether they were big cities like Portland or small towns like Umatilla.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A former manager of a Key Bank branch in Springfield has pleaded guilty to bank fraud and identity theft. Randy Mainwaring admitted in Eugene federal court that in 2007 he used the Social Security number of a previous depositor to open an account. He also admitted that he transferred the names, birth dates and Social Security numbers of nearly 3,000 present or previous account holders to his personal email account.

EAGLE POINT, Ore. (AP) – With teachers on the picket line in the Southern Oregon district of Eagle Point and classes canceled for the rest of the week, tired negotiators are taking a break. KDRV reports that the break came after nearly 30 hours of talks. Negotiations are set to resume at 10 a.m. tomorrow. The district has 328 employees, including 186 teachers. It covers the town of Eagle Point and surrounding areas. It has 11 schools and about 4,100 students.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A U.S. Department of Education official says Oregon’s application to escape portions of the No Child Left Behind law needs more work. Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin praised the state’s application in a letter last month, but identified several components that require clarification, development or revision.


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