Associated Press Regional News #3

Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – A 17-year-old from Grants Pass has

fallen to his death from a cliff above the Rogue River. The

Josephine County sheriff’s office says Garth Hall had been fishing

with a friend near Hellgate Viewpoint yesterday and were climbing

back to their car when he slipped and fell. Hall hit his head on

rocks. KDRV-TV reports Hall would have been a senior this fall at

Grants Pass High School.


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Tualatin man’s right thumb was blown off

Sunday when the fuse on fireworks burned faster than he expected

and it went off in his hand. Tualatin fire officials rushed

27-year-old Curtis Januik to Legacy Emanuel Hospital where his

thumb was re-attached. He’s reported in fair condition.


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A dispute between two unions that has

slowed down cargo shipments through the Port of Portland is back in

federal court today to determine whether former Gov. Ted Kulongoski

has been able to mediate a compromise. The dispute is over which

union controls the jobs of workers who plug and unplug electrical

cords for refrigerated units.


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Columbia River Crossing planners have been

sued over the proposed 95-foot height of a new Interstate 5 bridge

between Vancouver and Portland. A Vancouver company that makes oil

drilling rigs says the bridge would block the enormous steel

products it barges down the river. It’s already a tight squeeze

under the existing bridge with its lift span raised to 179 feet

above the water.



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