2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) – Teachers continue their strike in the Reynolds School District east of Portland after negotiators failed to reach agreement during daylong bargaining yesterday. The district says its schools will remain closed today, except for a program to help seniors determine if they need to do anything to ensure graduation. The strike began Monday.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) – A California company is recalling dried mushroom slices sold at Costco Wholesale stores that may have been contaminated with chemicals. L.A. Link has issued the voluntary recall for Shitake-Ya brand gourmet shitake mushroom slices with a sell-by date of April 16, 2013. The mushrooms were sold at Costco locations in California, Oregon and Washington.

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) – The Coos Bay Library was evacuated and closed for the day after the second fire in the past week was found in a public restroom at the back of the building. Yesterday’s fire caused extensive smoke damage to the restroom and minor smoke damage throughout the library. The fire was set using the sanitary paper that covers a toilet seat. The fire chief says last week’s restroom fire involved toilet paper.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – Veterinarians have euthanized an Oregon dog whose spine was damaged in a trap and who became a symbol of a push to tighten state trapping rules. The 8-year-old wheaten terrier named Kieri (KIH’-ree) and her owner were on a bird-watching walk in February when she was caught in a trap meant to kill beavers and otters. Despite two surgeries, she was in pain and was euthanized Tuesday.


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