Associated Press Regional News #2

Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A 21-year-old woman says she was prepared

but terrified when she told a 2-year-old boy dangling from the

third story of a Medford building to let go and she would catch

him. He did – and she did. Kristen Beach tells the Medford Mail

Tribune that she knew the boy didn’t have the strength to pull

himself back up onto the roof Sunday. Police said the boy was

unhurt, and his 22-year-old mother was arrested for investigation

of child neglect and endangering a minor.


PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) – An Amtrak spokesman says a passenger

train struck and killed a man early last night in Puyallup, Wash.

Amtrak says the train was traveling from Portland to Bellingham,

and no passengers or crew members aboard was injured. The train was

delayed 80 minutes.


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon officials have suspended timber

sales on 800 acres of state land as they prepare for a legal fight

with conservation groups over a rare seabird. The question in that

battle is whether the state’s logging goals in the coastal Elliott,

Tillamook and Clatsop state forests illegally harm the habitat of

the threatened marbled murrelet, which is protected under the

Endangered Species Act.


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon is expanding the type of tax breaks

that brought Facebook and Apple to Crook County. The state says

it’s approved three new enterprise zones in struggling areas of

Portland, Beaverton and Veneta. The move opens the door for

businesses to earn tax breaks for investing in those neighborhoods.

An existing zone in Springfield also was upgraded to allow more

generous tax breaks.


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