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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