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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A Medford church is challenging its insurance company’s requirements for naming the known sex offenders who attend services. Pastor Chad McComas of Set Free Christian Fellowship tells Mail Tribune the church disclosed that known sex offenders were in the congregation. He says Church Mutual sent a letter demanding that Set Free reveal their names.

BEND, Ore. (AP) – Clean energy companies in Oregon are finding lawmakers more reluctant to give them tax credits. The Bend Bulletin reports that tax credits for clean energy companies ballooned from about $100 million in 2006 to more than $300 million in 2010, according to Legislative Revenue Office figures. That led lawmakers facing troubled budgets to rein in the credits.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Vancouver woman killed in a three car crash in Portland has been identified as 36-year-old Carrie Ann Hill. Hill died after Friday’s collision when a Nissan pickup with a 29-year-old man from Camas, Wash., driving crossed over a center lane and struck the sedan Hill was driving and another vehicle. No citations have been issued nor any arrests made.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland got close to beating its record for rain on Saturday. The Oregonian reports that the day saw 0.79 inches of rain. National Weather Service meteorologist Jeremiah Pyle says the record was set in 1969 at 0.87. Since Friday, the metro area has already seen about a full inch of rain. More is on the way with a break in the middle of the week.


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