2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon lawmaker crashed the Legislature’s website earlier this year when he sent a newsletter and four large attachments to nearly 500,000 people. Republican Rep. Dennis Richardson of Central Point compiled his massive email list using addresses from public records requests of state agencies. The crash slowed Internet access to a crawl and impeded access to the Legislature’s website.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – It appears that white powder envelopes found at Portland International Airport and a downtown hotel were harmless. The white powder scares late yesterday were the second and third in Portland in 24 hours after a mailroom at the Lloyd Center Mall was briefly evacuated Tuesday. A fourth incident was reported April 26 at the federal courthouse. The FBI says the source of all four envelopes remains under investigation.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The U.S. Postal Service’s latest proposal to save money removes all 20 rural Oregon post offices from the chopping block, but their hours may be cut back. That means rural Oregonians won’t have to drive farther to get their mail. Now the Postal Service says it will hold community meetings to explore options, including keeping post offices open but at reduced hours.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Drivers on TriMet’s door-to-door Lift service for the disabled and frail, elderly people in Multnomah and Washington counties have suspended a strike. The Amalgamated Transit Union 757 told about 50 drivers that the strike would resume if drivers didn’t get a fair deal. The union represents 270 drivers.


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