3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 06/19/2012 10:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A dispute between two unions is slowing work at the Port of Portland and disrupting some shipments. The Oregonian reports a cargo ship that was scheduled to stop tomorrow in Portland will unload instead at Oakland, Calif. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union are in a dispute with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers over who should plug-in and unplug refrigerated containers known as reefers.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say pastors for many Portland churches have agreed to sign a protocol for gang-related funerals. Police hold a news conference today at the North Precinct to announce the covenant against the glorification of gang life and wearing gang attire in places of worship.

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) – Police are checking store video to identify members of a flash mob that hit a Troutdale Albertsons store. As many as 40 young teens entered the store Saturday night and started taking things. KGW reports employees were outnumbered and overwhelmed. The teens were eventually chased out, but no one was caught. This is the latest in several flash-mob style robberies in recent months in the Portland area.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Chickens are now being raised in many urban neighborhoods and goats aren’t far behind. KGW reports an urban goat tour was held yesterday in Portland for people to see how the animals can provide milk, control weeds and serve as pets. Portland homeowners can keep up to three pygmy goats without a permit.


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