3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 07/16/2012 10:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A man who had stopped breathing after he jumped about 50 feet from a bridge into Estacada Lake has been released from a hospital in Portland. Witnesses tell Clackamas County deputies the Estacada man had been drinking before he threw an inner tube in the water Friday and jumped. The Oregonian reports a deputy performed CPR to get him breathing again and he was airlifted to the hospital.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Bids are due Wednesday for commercial matsutake mushroom picking permits in the Siuslaw National Forest. The minimum bid is $500. The Forest Service grants only 50 permits. KLCC reports most of the mushrooms are sent to Japan where they are considered a sign of fertility.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – Restrictions are taking effect today to prevent wildfires on private and state lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. They include a ban on off-road driving. Chainsaws may not be used in the afternoon and evening hours. Campfires are restricted to designated campgrounds. And smoking is banned, except inside buildings or vehicles. Debris burning has been banned since late May.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Protesters who had been camping outside Portland City Hall moved across the street yesterday. They had been told they would be arrested unless they cleared the way for power washing scheduled for today.


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