2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


WASHINGTON (AP) – Mitt Romney has won most of the delegates in the Oregon primary, leaving him 155 delegates shy of the number needed to win the Republican nomination for president. He should get there by the end of the month. Romney won at least 16 of the 25 delegates at stake in Oregon, with six delegates undecided as the vote count dragged through the night. Ron Paul won at least two delegates and Rick Santorum won at least one.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – The sheriff of Josephine County says he will be handing out pink slips to 70 of his staff, and releasing about 90 inmates due to the failure of a $12 million levy to make up for the loss of a federal timber subsidy. While several timber counties in Oregon face tough budget cuts since the expiration of a federal safety net for timber counties, Josephine County was the only one to ask voters to make up the difference.

EAGLE POINT, Ore. (AP) – The Eagle Point School District says an agreement has been reached with striking employees. The district says schools are closed today and will resume tomorrow with regular teachers. Schools opened this week with substitutes. The two-year agreement still needs final approval from the school board and union.

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – Wildlife officials confirm a second fatal wolf attack on sheep in Umatilla County in the last two weeks. The East Oregonian of Pendleton reports that last weekend’s attack killed one ram and injured three others, one of which later had to be euthanized. The attack on Weston Mountain in northeast Oregon was not far from a wolf attack on sheep that occurred May 2.


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