3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/10/2012 10:52 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An animal-rights group says more than 11,000 wild predators were killed by federal trappers and shooters between 1998 and 2008 in Malheur County – one of the highest rates in the country. The group WildEarth Guardians used federal data of predatory animals killed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Oregon was fourth among 11 Western states, with almost 59,000 animals killed over the same period.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – State officials say log exports helped boost Oregon’s timber harvest to increase for the second year in a row. The Oregon Department of Forestry reported that the 2011 harvest of 3.6 billion board feet was up 13 percent from 2010.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say a man suspected of robbing a Portland home at gunpoint was found hiding in a garden shed just a few blocks away. The Oregonian reports that he was taken to the hospital after possibly drinking engine fluids before he was found yesterday in the backyard of a home. The suspect is expected to be booked into Multnomah County Jail after a medical evaluation.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A power planning group from Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington is seeking $2 million in federal aid to fend off invasive quagga and zebra mussels. The Northwest Power and Conservation Council fears boaters will inadvertently carry the mussels from Lake Mead and other Colorado River reservoirs. The group would like to see better inspection and decontamination of boats.


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